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Johnnie Walker

Playwright | Filmmaker | Performer | Weirdo


Here's... Johnnie!

Johnnie Walker is a writer, director, performer, producer, journalist, DJ, and probably some other things he can't remember right now. He makes plays and movies and has hosted dozens of burlesque shows.

His solo show Redheaded Stepchild has toured North America and is now available in print from Playwrights Canada Press. He also runs Nobody's Business Theatre with Morgan Norwich, is a founding member of Boylesque TO, and General Manager for performance company AnimalParts. He is also an artist-in-residence at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, where his new show Shove It Down My Throat will premiere as part of the 2018-2019 40th Anniversary season

He recently completed his first short film, Saturn Devours, and was featured in the CBC digital series Queer (Self) Portraits.

"enthralling." CBC

"Ingenious." The Toronto Star

"The top of canada's queer theatre class." Xtra

"a deft performer with brilliant comedic timing and an excellent writer." Uptown Magazine


Saturn Devours

2016 | Short Drama/Comedy | 14:09 | IMDb

Official Selection:

IMAGE + NATION Montreal LGBT Film Festival

REELOUT Queer Film + Video Fest

Victoria Film Festival

Worldfest Houston (Bronze Prize, Comedy Short)

Out Here Now Kansas City LGBT Film Festival

National Screen Institute Short Film Festival

T.O. Short Film Festival

Athens International Film + Video Festival

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (nominee: Best Foreign Comedy Short, Best Performance)

"An enjoyably weird comedy... a highlight." The Toronto Star

A young man suffers a surreal string of bad luck around the same time an ancient god starts following him around town. An offbeat magical realist comedy about astrology, gay sex, and millennial ennui.

Starring: Johnnie Walker, Dean Gilmour, G. Kyle Shields, Alexandra D'Ambrosio, Morgan Norwich, Rielle Braid, Ron Kelly, and Kat Letwin

Written & Directed by Johnnie Walker

Produced by Blain Watters

Assistant Directed by Jenna MacMillan

Cinematography by Samuel Lebel-Wong

Art Direction by Stephanie Avery

Edited by Thom Smalley

Sound by Paolo Di Teodoro

Original Score by Gian Marco Castro

Makeup by Larissa Palaszczuk

Styling by Devora Bellaiche

With music by Light Fires