By Amy Jo Johnson

Bent is Amy Jo's debut short film as a writer/director and is based off her feature length script “Crazier Than You”, which portrays a woman’s battle with terminal cancer, her 12-year stint in a religious cult, and a painful relationship with her philandering husband. It’s actually a dramatic-comedy! For reals! Bent picks up 30 years later. Two little girls from “Crazier Than You” are now all grown up dealing with personal demons of their own.


Amy Jo Johnson Amy Jo Johnson
Amy Jo Johnson

Amy Jo Johnson grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. As a child she competed as a gymnast, learning skills that would later be of great use to her in her breakthrough role as Kimberly Hart the Pink Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993). She gave up competing when she was 17, and concentrated more on her acting interests, appearing in various community theatre projects. Once she graduated from high school she went to New York to study at the American Musical Dramatic Academy. After two years there she moved to California where she landed the aforementioned part as...

Filmography: Coming Home for Christmas, Lines, The Blunder, Tiger Eyes, Bent
Discography: The Trans-American Treatment, Never broken, Imperfect, Felicity Vol. I, Since you're gone
Sonya Salomaa Sonya Salomaa
Sonya Salomaa

Sonya Salomaa was born in 1974 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for Watchmen (2009), House of the Dead (2003) and The Collector (2004). She has been married to Warren Christie since January 7, 2006.

Filmography: The Blunder, Bent, The Space Between, Flashpoint, Shooting Blanks
Michael Cram Michael Cram
Michael Cram

Michael Cram was born on July 11, 1968 in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for Tommy Boy (1995), Flashpoint (2008) and Repo Men (2010).

Filmography: The Blunder, Bent, The Space Between, Flashpoint, Shooting Blanks
Ingrid Kavelaars Ingrid Kavelaars
Ingrid Kavelaars

Ingrid Kavelaars was born on March 20, 1971 in London, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for Dreamcatcher (2003), Code Name: Eternity (1999) and Living in Your Car (2010). She has been married to Dallas Eakins since June 29, 2001. They have two children.

Filmography: Lines, Bent

Emerson is an actress, known for Bent (2013).

Filmography: Bent
Francesca Christine Giner

Francesca Christine Giner is an actress, known for Bent (2013).

Filmography: Bent

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Bent, a Short Film by Amy Jo Johnson: Heartfelt, Meaningful, and Funny

I'm not sure if many of you know this, but I love heartfelt movies with messages that resonate. When I go on Netflix, or even Hulu, I look for movies with a great message, but at the same time, it must be filmed skillfully. When I was awarded a special opportunity to view "Bent" in the confines of my own home, I was overjoyed. I am an ardent fan of Amy Jo Johnson's career and wanted to see her directorial debut. After watching this movie, twice, I can attest that anyone who funded her IndieGoGo project definitely got their money's worth. "Bent" is a heartfelt, short, film with meaningful…


"Childhood friends Amelia (Amy Jo Johnson) and Jackie (Sonya Salomaa) may have taken different paths in life but they share a difficult and secretive past that will forever bond them - they were raised in a religious cult. Many years later, on the anniversary of Amelia's mother's death, they reconnect at the cemetery. At first glance the two women appear to have little in common; the very pregnant Jackie hitchhikes to the graveyard in her T-shirt and dirty jeans whereas well-dressed Amelia pulls up in an expensive SUV and five-inch heels. Yet they immediately shed their adult roles and fall…

Review of Bent

HOW THEIR LIVES TURNED OUT By MARK FOGARTY Living well is the best revenge. This wise old adage gets underlined twice in Amy Jo Johnson's poised, confident directorial debut, BENT. The Canadian film shows two BFFs (played by Johnson and Sonya Salomaa) so full of energy they've actually escaped from a previous Johnson screenplay and gotten their own short movie. Cult survivors, they meet in a cemetery over the Johnson character's mother's grave for an ecstatic (mostly) reunion. If you think a scene in a cemetery has to be somber, think again as the air is filled with whoops and shouts and…

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Bent (2014)

This has been an amazing/ rewarding experience. This film would not have the budget/legs to stand on if it weren't for INDIEGOGO.COM. I am truly impressed, grateful, and ultimately inspired by this 30-day drive. FOR those who would like to continue following the life of BENT a short film by (me) Amy Jo Johnson, please follow my facebook page where I will keep the journey going. HERE I AM. STANDING ON THE EDGE OF A NEW BEGINNING. MY ARMS ARE OPENED WIDE AND READY TO BARE MY SOUL. PLEASE BE KIND -Amy Jo Hello! And WELCOME to our indiegogo…

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