Nighthawks was released by FilmRise (The Miseducation of Cameron Post, My Friend Dahmer) on October 3rd. Nighthawks is my second feature film, which premiered during Tribeca Film Festival on May 4th. The film showed during the Montana International Film Festival, at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, and The Public Hotel.
I am the writer, director, and a producer. My fellow producers are John N. Hart, Jr. and Jeffrey Sharp, producers of Boys Don't Cry, You Can Count on Me, Nicholas Nickleby and 10 other films prior to this. Peter Pastorelli (Beasts of No Nation) also produced.
Nighthawks stars Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), Kevin Zegers (Transamerica), Blue Kimble, Lola Bessis (Picnic at Hanging Rock), Tyler Weaks (Frat Star), Michele Weaver (Love Is), Ping Hue, Juliette Labelle, and Janet Montgomery (New Amsterdam).
Logline: Wide-eyed Midwest transplant Stan (Chace Crawford) agrees to play wingman to his calculating and privileged roommate Chad (Kevin Zegers) as they embark upon an exploration of glittering New York nightlife, whose darkest secrets are held captive by an elite band of millennials known as Nighthawks.
Grant S. Johnson is a partner of the critically acclaimed and Tony Award Best Musical "The Band's Visit.” The show also won 9 other Tony’s, including Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Score.
Frat Star (2017)
Frat Star is the first feature film written, produced, and co-directed by Grant S. Johnson. The film stars Connor Lawrence, Justin Mark, Cathryn Dylan, Tyler Weaks, and features Chris Elliott (Groundhog Day). The film was released on over 20 IVOD and VOD platforms such as iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon Video.
"Frat Star" Poster
Red Band Trailer - Frat Star - Trailer - 2017
A Bronx Tale (2016-present)
Grant S. Johnson is a producer of A Bronx Tale, a musical co-directed by Jerry Zaks and Robert De Niro, with music by Alan Menken. Other producers include Tommy Mottola, The Dodgers (Jersey Boys), and John N. Hart Jr. (Once and The Band’s Visit).
"Belmont Avenue" Music Video
Imperial Reckoning is the film adaptation of Caroline Elkins' book of the same name that won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. Grant S. Johnson is an Executive Producer on the project, with John N. Hart Jr., a Producer. This is set to film in 2020.