The Space Between

Film festivals like Whistler help women crack the celluloid ceiling

Julia Sarah Stone and Michael Cram star in the Amy Jo Johnson directed film The Space Between, part of the 2016 Whistler Film Festival.Whistler Film Festival Nov. 30-Dec. 4 | various Whistler locations Tickets and info: whistlerfilmfestival.com Director Amy Jo Johnson wrote her first feature film The Space Between for a man and then hired a crew of mostly women. “The whole film is really female driven without it being on purpose,” said Johnson about a crew list that is 90 per cent female. “None of this was really on purpose. It was Jessica (producing partner Jessica Adams) and I finding…

Savannah Film Festival: Amy Jo Johnson is the Pink Power Ranger no more

Amy Jo Johnson The Space Between screens Mon. Oct. 24 at 11:30 a.m. and Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m. at the Trustees Theatre. Amy Jo Johnson will attend the Monday screening for a Q&A. The Space Between is talented actress/director’s first full-length feature WHILE IT might be tempting to some to make snarky jokes about her previous role as Kimberly Ann Hart, the iconic Pink Power Ranger from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the truth is that Amy Jo Johnson has quietly amassed an impressive body of screen and film work in the meantime. A key supporting role as Julie in Felicity and a…

‘Felicity’ Alum Amy Jo Johnson Spins Tumultuous Childhood Into First Feature Film

“We have to figure out how to laugh our way through life,” says Amy Jo Johnson. The actress, best-known for her roles on “Felicity,” “Power Rangers,” and the CBS crime drama “Flashpoint,” hasn’t always had it easy. “My mom died of cancer. I grew up in a religious cult. There have been heavy issues in my personal life. Getting through them, I’ve always tried to find the levity.” As a newly minted filmmaker, Johnson brings this same approach to her first feature film, “The Space Between,” which she stars in, wrote, directed, and produced. The film, which was partially funded through an…

Catch Up with the Pink Power Ranger

Few cultural touchstones reflect the ’90s like Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Whether you were a child or raising your own during that decade, chances are you had an opinion about these boldly costumed heroes. With the movie reboot on the horizon (and the recent, welcome news that Bryan Cranston joined the cast), we checked in with Amy Jo Johnson, better known as the original Pink Power Ranger. Amy moved to Los Angeles at age 21 and initially was coaching gymnastics. Then, she started auditioning for acting roles—her first big opportunity coming with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. “I had so…

Pink ‘Power Rangers’ Actress: Fame ‘Scared The Crap Out Of Me’

Why Amy Jo Johnson says she had ‘horrible nightmares’ after one “Power Rangers” appearance. For kids who grew up in the ‘90s, the “Power Rangers” were an after-school staple. The franchise is far from forgotten, with a reboot on the big screen currently in the works. But fans of the original series, which aired from 1993 to 1996, will remember Amy Jo Johnson as Kimberly Hart, a.k.a the Pink Ranger. Johnson tells “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” that “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” just so happened to be her first major audition after moving to Los Angeles. “I coached gymnastics for a little bit…

Amy Jo Johnson Launches New Site for The Space Between

In the fall of 2014, MMW reported that actress and filmmaker Amy Jo Johnson had just successfully funded her third film project (The Space Between) in two years … In the fall of 2014, MMW reported that actress and filmmaker Amy Jo Johnson had just successfully funded her third film project (The Space Between) in two years on Indiegogo. Indiegogo, if you’re not familiar, is a digital crowd funding platform for artists, entrepreneurs and tech makers all looking to bring their projects to life with a little help from a supportive community of believers and backers. Johnson has proven a…

Up-and-coming indie directors target scripted TV

Indie film directors and just-announced NSI Diverse TV Director program participants Amy Jo Johnson (pictured) and Adam Garnet Jones are adding TV to their resumes. The NSI and Corus Entertainment have announced the participants in the 2016 Corus Diverse TV Director, with directors including Amy Jo Johnson and Adam Garnet Jones set to participate in the program for feature filmmakers eyeing a transition to scripted TV. Johnson, who directed The Space Between, and Jones, who helmed TIFF ’15 feature Fire Song, are joined on the program by Toronto’s Tricia Lee and Tanya Lemke, and Whistler’s…

Short Film Review “Lines”

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE First, the Recap: Imperfection. It’s a word that can cut like a knife in today’s world.  When society is trying to paint us as individuals into a corner filled with ego, self-centeredness, and an inherent, though sadly misguided, belief that attaining some semblance of perfection outwardly is the only way you will be accepted. The only means to find success, or a soul-mate, or any kind of sense of being whole. And this is all especially true when it comes to our own bodies as we age, and that pressure suddenly arises. For 40-year old Amelia (Amy Jo Johnson),…

Alumni Project "The Space Between" selected as a finalist of telefilm canada's 2015-16 micro-budget production program

From left to right: Amy Jo Johnson (writer/director, "The Space Between"), Michael Cram (actor, "The Space Between"), Isabel Gomez-Moriana (CFC's Executive in Charge of Development & Packaging) and Jessica Adams (producer, "The Space Between").Telefilm Canada today announced the 15 finalists for the 2015-2016 Micro-Budget Production Program, which supports emerging filmmakers seeking to produce their first feature-length films (with a maximum budget of $250,000), with emphasis on the use of digital platforms and developing their potential for distribution and audience engagement. This is…

Michael Ironside, Julian Richings and Michael Cram topline 'The Space Between,' an indie comedy to shoot next month in Canada.

Amy Jo Johnson, who played the original pink Power Ranger Kimberly Hart in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and in two subsequent feature films, is to direct her debut feature in Canada. The American actress, who moved to Canada to play Jules Callaghan in the Canadian cop drama Flashpoint, wrote and will direct and co-star in The Space Between, to shoot in Guelph, Ontario, in July. The theatrical comedy also stars fellow Flashpoint star Michael Cram, who plays a proud new father who discovers his adored baby isn't his child; Michael Ironside, as the father of Johnson's character, Amelia; and…

Telefilm Canada unveils 15 Micro-Budget Production finallists

Executives today announced the 15 finallists in the Micro-Budget Production Program for 2015-2016 representing all regions of the country. Telefilm Canada brass also said at a press conference at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox that the Talent Fund will subsidise the Program, while Technicolor is offering free digital distribution encoding services to finallists who want it. This is the third annual round of projects in the Micro-Budget Production Program, which supports emerging filmmakers seeking to produce their first feature-length films. The scheme places emphasis on the use of digital…

BravoFACT Declares 2015 The Year of the Female Filmmaker

50% of allocated funds for both BravoFACT and BravoFACTUAL to be awarded to female-led projects, beginning February More than 1 million to be awarded in 2015 to female filmmakers Canadian actress and filmmaker Amy Jo Johnson to anchor upcoming BravoFACT jury   TORONTO (January 22, 2015) - Bell Media's BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) announced today that it is declaring 2015 as The Year of the Female Filmmaker. In an effort to foster and support up-and-coming female filmmakers across the country, BravoFACT is committing a guaranteed minimum of 50% of its funds, in…

Congrats to 'The Space Between,' Indiewire's Project of the Year!

Congratulations to Amy Jo Johnson, whose "The Space Between" has been designated Indiewire Project of the Year for 2014! "'The Space Between'"Johnson will head to the Tribeca Film Institute's Filmmaker and Industry Meetings at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. The TFI Filmmaker and Industry Meetings (known as TFI Network), a premiere networking forum of one-on-one industry meetings, will be held April 21-22 during the Tribeca Film Festival. The forum encourages the discovery of new projects by introducing industry participants to a carefully curated group of scripted, documentary and new media…

‘The Space Between’ Is Indiewire’s Project of the Year

For the last three years we've sat back and waited on the amazing projects Indiewire delivers us monthly for consultation; their reward for winning IW's Project of the Month. Then, leading up to the Tribeca Film Festival, those monthly winners vie for the title of Project of the Year. The latest has been decided: Amy Jo Johnson's The Space Between. Here's what the film is about, via Indiewire: The Space Between is a quirky, heartfelt comedy about a proud new daddy who sets out on a hilarious yet earnest journey to find his child's biological father after discovering his wife took his…

Amy Jo Johnson's 'The Space Between' film nominated for award

2015 is off to a great start for actress and producer Amy Jo Johnson. Her short film "The Space Between" is up for an award.   It has been selected to be in competition for the "Indiewire Campaign of the Year." If they were to win, Amy Jo Johnson will be afforded the privilege to take The Space Between to the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, in an effort to pitch the motion picture and participate in the All Access meeting panels.   This award is based on fan votes, and voting runs until this Friday, January 15. For more information on how to vote for this award, click here.  …

Vote for Project of the Year: Send One Film to the Tribeca Industry Meetings

It's time to vote for 2014's Project of the Year. Which Project of the Month winner will get the chance to attend The TFI Filmmaker and Industry Meetings during the Tribeca Film Festival in April? You decide. You have voted all year. Now it's time to help your favorite project land a spot at Tribeca Film Institute's Filmmaker and Industry Meetings at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. The TFI Filmmaker and Industry Meetings (known as TFI Network), will be held on April 21 and April 22 during the Tribeca Film Festival. They are a premiere networking forum of one-on-one meetings with members from…

La Power Ranger rosa canta en público vestida como el personaje

La actriz y cantante Amy Jo Johnson, conocida por su papel en la popular serie, cumple una promesa. Amy Jo Johnson, popularmente conocida como el Power Ranger Rosa en la serie Power Rangers (1993), ha vuelto a meterse en su traje para cantar, acompañada de su guitarra, por las calles de Toronto. El motivo de su actuación tiene como punto de partida la campaña de crowfunding puesta en marcha por la actriz y cantante para su debut como directora en The Space Between a través de Indiegogo. David Yost, su compañero en la mítica serie y Power Ranger azul, le desafió a que si llegaba a su propósito…

Monday November 10, 2014 on The Morning Show

Amy Jo Johnson as Hayley Price on the TV series 'Covert Affairs'.Ian Watson/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesThe Space Between – American actress, singer, writer, producer and director Amy Jo Johnson talks about her debut feature film: The Space Between. She is currently looking for funding on Indiegogo with the goal of reaching $125,000 by Nov. 23. Country music duo “High Valley” – Canadian country band composed of brothers, Brad and Curtis Rempel, join the conversation on the national edition of The Morning Show. Their new album is called County Line. Falling Gas Prices and Who…

Amy Jo Johnson crowd funds her own movie

The original pink Power Ranger Amy Jo Johnson has successfully crowd funded her first feature film titled the Space Between. Amy Jo Johnson was the childhood crush of just about every male in their early thirties and she has made a lot of fans happy by dressing up in the suit once again to busk and raise money for her upcoming movie. Although it wasn’t a movie quality suit she still looks amazing in pink and when you add Batman into the scene it really adds some danger to it all. The whole event started when the first blue ranger David Yost challenged her to sing in the pink ranger suit to…

Amy Jo Johnson: From Power Ranger to Powerful Marketer on Indiegogo

As my MMW colleague and Editor-in-Chief Michael Essany first reported for Entertainment Examiner this week, actress and filmmaker Amy Jo Johnson just successfully funded her third film project (The Space Between) in two years on Indiegogo. Indiegogo, if you’re not familiar, is a digital crowd funding platform for artists, entrepreneurs and tech makers all looking to bring their projects to life with a little help from a supportive community of believers and backers. Johnson has proven a brilliant social media and digital marketer, achieving her $75,000 funding goal in just 15 days (in a 35-…

Congrats to ‘The Space Between,’ the October Project of the Month

Writer-director Amy Jo Johnson’s "The Space Between" garnered the most votes for the October Project of the Month. The prize is a creative consultation at the Tribeca Film Institute.  Take a look at the film’s pitch: "The Space Between" is a quirky, heartfelt comedy about a proud new daddy who sets out on a hilarious yet earnest journey to find his child’s biological father after discovering his wife took his infertility into her own hands.   Find out more about the project here. Are you a filmmaker or know one? Submit your in-production film for our Project of the Day column, fill out…

Amy Jo Johnson Hosting NYC/LA Power Ranger Pizza Parties For New Film Project

Pizza with a Power Ranger? Amy Jo Johnson is offering that opportunity but there are only a few slots left. In an effort to raise funds for her directorial debut film, The Space Between, Johnson has taken to Indiegogo to raise funds for the new film. Two of the perks for contributing $400 is a Power Ranger Pizza Party in New York City and Los Angeles. The contributor and a guest will be invited to hang out with Johnson, producer Jessica Adams and watch a few episodes of Power Rangers while eating pizza at a location to be determined. Of the 10 available slots, 5 have already been claimed…

THE SPACE BETWEEN INDIEGOGO SUCCESSFUL! AMY JO JOHNSON WILL WEAR PINK!

Amy Jo Johnson’s directorial debut, The Space Between, took to IndieGoGo to be funded, and, as previously reported (articles here and here!) several former castmates of Johnson’s came out in support of a dare by David Yost; fund the film by November 15th, and busk as the Pink Ranger! Today, it was announced that the Kickstarter was successful, and Johnson will be making good on the dare! Hit the jump for details! From Amy Jo Johnson’s Facebook page: 4 pm Friday NOV. 7th Yonge and Dundas in Toronto. Be there or be square. ?? OMG!! AND for those who do NOT live in Toronto read below… If…

Vote for the October 2014 Project of the Month

It's November, which means it's time to choose October's project of the month. Check out the projects in the running and vote for your favorite. The project that receives the most votes for Project of the Month will receive a consultation from our Project of the Month partner, Tribeca Film Institute. Below are the five projects up for the prize. Click on the film title to learn more about each project: Born Again Dead Temps Sky Line Oriole Park The Space Between Voting will be open until Friday, November 7 at 10 a.m. EST.

Vote for Project of the Week: Will It Be 'Bloodsworth,' 'Intersection,' ''The Space Between' or 'Bulbul'?

Project of the Day: 'Bulbul: Song of the Nightingale'The winning filmmaker will receive a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms and will become a candidate for Project of the Month. That winner will be awarded with a creative consultation from the fine folks at the Tribeca Film Institute! The four projects up for the prize: Bloodsworth - An Innocent Man Intersection The Space Between Bulbul: Song of the Nightingale   Voting will end Monday, Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. EST.  

Amy Jo Johnson a 'crowd' favorite again as she directs her first feature film

On Tuesday, Entertainment Examiner spoke exclusively with Amy Jo Johnson, an accomplished actress, acclaimed singer/songwriter, and one of the most talked about producers and directors in the world of independent film. Project of the Day: 'The Space Between'In recent years, Johnson -- a veteran of such respected projects as Felicity, Flashpoint, and Covert Affairs -- has excelled behind the camera, bringing to life her popular short films Bent and Lines. Today, she's at it again, only this time she is tackling a far more ambitious but also more rewarding challenge. Johnson is about to direct…

Indiegogo campaign

Amy Jo Johnson, acclaimed filmmaker, actress and songstress is working on her first feature length film titled The Space Between. Her previous films Bent and Lines made waves at notable award shows and at film festivals across North America last and this year. Her strong vision and quirky direction both garnered her esteem in the filmmaking industry and created a stronger fan base via employing engaging Indiegogo campaigns. For instance, it's not every day your childhood hero will sing you a personalized song on YouTube and send you private memorabilia from the greatest childhood show ever (…

Project of the Day: 'The Space Between'

Here's your daily look at an indie project in development. Is this a movie you'd want to see? Project of the Day: 'The Space Between'Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress -- at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you'd want to see? Tell us in the comments. The Space Between Tweetable Logline: Amy Jo Johnson's debut feature film about a proud new daddy who finds out his child is not his own. Elevator Pitch: "The Space Between" is a quirky, heartfelt comedy about a proud new daddy who sets out on a hilarious…

Amy Jo Johnson Indiegogo’s Again

A couple of years ago, I interviewed actress/singer/writer/director (that’s a lot of titles!) Amy Jo Johnson (Felicity, Flashpoint, Covert Affairs) during her effort to fund her first short film, Bent. Fast-forward to now, and Ms. Johnson is embarking on a much bigger project: seeking funding for her first feature, The Space Between. I was curious to learn how she had got from that first film to now, and what this new film was all about, and she was nice enough to answer my questions. Q. You’re making your first feature—The Space Between—what’s it all about? When Mitch, a proud new father…

Crowdsourcing Mornings: The Space Between

This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites. Amy Jo Johnson’s debut feature film about a proud new daddy who finds out his child is not his own.  So what is the film about?  When Mitch, a proud new father, discovers that his baby isn’t his, he leaves his small-town and sets out on a journey to find the baby’s true daddy. On the way he ends up falling for a young troubled woman who just escaped rehab.  Meanwhile, Jackie, the baby momma, reeling from her…

Flashpoint actress Amy Jo Johnson turns to crowdfunding to launch first full-length feature

The Space Between is a quirky comedy about a man who discovers his child is not his own. Amy Jo Photo/KRISTA FOGEL Amy Jo Johnson will co-star in, 'The Space Between'.While Beach resident Amy Jo Johnson may be most well known for her dramatic acting roles on Flashpoint, Felicity and The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, she’s already making a name for herself behind the camera as a writer and director. “I love filmmaking. I’ve really found my true passion with writing and directing as well,” she shared during a recent interview. Six years ago, Johnson – who grew up in Cape Cod, Maine, moved to…

Balancing act: An interview with Amy Jo Johnson, director of The Space Between

Some fans may instantly recognize the name Amy Jo Johnson. With a lengthy career in acting, including roles in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Felicity, and most recently Flashpoint, her fan base has followed her over the years. She has continued to be busy in front of the camera, but things are about to change. With two short films, Bent and Lines, along with a third short coming soon, Johnson is spending more time directing the action, rather than being a part of it. This transition is just another aspect of a woman who manages to perfectly balance her work and personal life, all while…

Interview: Flashpoint's Amy Jo Johnson tackles filmaking

Credit Flashpoint with re-energizing Amy Jo Johnson. The American actress-she's currently working on getting her Canadian citizenship-had moved to Montreal and was giving up on acting for good. Then her agent called with an audition that changed and made her fall in love with acting again. CTV's Flashpoint ran for five seasons, garnering critical and fan acclaim and turning Johnson, Hugh Dillon, Michael Cram, Enrico Colantoni, David Paetkau and Sergio Di Zio into household names. Johnson says the experiences on Flashpoint gave her the confidence and education to head down the path she's…

The Space Between

My favorite Pink Power Ranger, Amy Jo Johnson, needs your help! Amy Jo is working on her first feature film The Space Between and is asking fans for donations! The Space Betweenis a sequel to her short films BENT (which is unbelievably amazing) and Shooting Blanks. Amy Jo is an extremely talented actress/writer/director/producer and needs our help to reach her goal of $75,000! The Indiegogo campaign has been up for less than a day and it’s already hit $10,000! We can do it! A quick synopsis of The Space Between courtesy of TBS’s Indiegogo… “When a proud new father learns his wife took his…

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Amy Jo Johnson and The Space Between

At the end of 2013, I had a conversation with Amy Jo Johnson about her fledgling foray into writing and directing her first two short films, not to mention her long-awaited return to music with her latest album Never Broken. Fast forward to now, and the former Flashpoint star is now diving head first into her debut feature film, The Space Between. The Space Between follows the story of Mitch who finds out that his baby isn't actually his own. He then sets out on a journey to seek out the baby's biological father, a nineteen-year-old ginger. Johnson will also be releasing a seven minute…

Amy Jo Johnson talks upcoming new film 'The Space Between'

Actress Amy Jo Johnson chatted about her forthcoming film, the heartfelt comedy "The Space Between," which will be financed by her Indiegogo campaign that will launch of October 19. It will star two of her favorite collaborators, Sonya Salomaa and Michael Cram. The award-winning writer and short film director is hoping to raise $75,000 from her backers, who will receive exclusive perks such as movie memorabilia, visits to the set, and meet and greets with the cast. She is also offering a 15 minute one-on-one Skype session with a generous backer. This campaign will launch on October 19,…


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