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After graduating from Dartmouth College with a degree in Theater and Film Studies, Johanna spent a decade acting in Los Angeles, where she played a main character in Project Greenlight's Feast trilogy from Dimension Films.
Most recently, she can be seen as a lead in the indie coming-of-age drama July Rising, which enjoyed a long festival run and won the audience award at Sonoma Int’l Film Fest, now streaming on Amazon Prime.
An indie arthouse nerd beyond, Johanna returned to the east coast to create her own work of independent vision and artistic storytelling. While quarantined in her childhood farmhouse during the pandemic, Johanna wrote, directed and produced her first feature film, Shudderbugs.
Shudderbugs is Johanna's first full creation as lead actor, writer, producer and first-time director. Shudderbugs World Premiered at Naples Int'l Film Festival in late fall of 2022, where it won both the Indie Spirit Award and the Rising Star Award.
Johanna plays a lead role in Pressed, a short film based on a true story, now entering the festival circuit.
In the wake of a deadly shooting, a journalist reevaluates her role in other people’s stories.
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