Grant S. Johnson is a filmmaker born, raised, and still living in Manhattan, NY. After graduating from Rye Country Day School in 2010, Grant attended Swarthmore College, where he pitched for the baseball team and majored in Art History. Shortly after graduating in 2014, Grant met Hunter Ryan and showed him his initial draft of Frat Star. Over the next six months, the two reworked the script, and entered preproduction in August 2015. The film was shot two months later and released by Gravitas Ventures and Netflix in early 2017.
In November 2016, Grant joined John N. Hart Jr., Tommy Mottola, and others as a producer on A Bronx Tale (the Broadway musical), which opened to a great New York Times review. The musical closed its Broadway run on August 5, 2018. Grant is also a producer with Hart and others on The Band's Visit (the Broadway musical), which won 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The musical closed on April 7, 2019. Both shows are touring nationally.
Grant's second film, Nighthawks, was shot in Fall 2017. He is the sole writer and director, and producing it alongside Hart, Jeff Sharp, and Peter Pastorelli. The film premiered during Tribeca Film Festival on May 4, 2019, will screen on September 21 at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, and will be released on October 1 domestically by FilmRise (The Miseducation of Cameron Post) and internationally by Taylor & Dodge (The Escort).
Hart and he are also producing an adaptation of Caroline Elkins' 2006 Pulitzer Prize winning book, Imperial Reckoning.
Grant is an Executive Producer of Emil Nava’s upcoming film Snorkeling produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Mark Gillespie.