Johanna B. Kelly is a director, producer, screenwriter, and film editor known for her work in both independent and major studio films. She has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Quentin Tarantino, Sofia Coppola, and Christopher Nolan.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Johanna was always drawn to the world of film. After graduating from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, she began her career as an assistant editor on films like “Pulp Fiction” and “Reservoir Dogs.” Her skill and dedication quickly earned her a promotion to editor, and she went on to work on hit films like “The Matrix” and “Memento.”
In 2002, Johanna decided to make the leap to directing. Her debut film, “Love Me Still,” was an independent drama about a young woman struggling to make it in the music business. The film was well-received by critics, and it earned her a nomination for Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards.
Since then, Johanna has gone on to direct a number of studio films. She directed the romantic comedy “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” which was a box office hit and earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture. She also directed “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” which won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Comedy.
In addition to her work in film, Johanna is an active member of the Association of Women Directors, a non-profit organization that advocates for greater female representation in the film industry. She also serves as an adjunct professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Johanna’s passion for film and her commitment to giving female filmmakers a voice make her one of the most respected directors in the industry today. Her films have been praised for their heart and humor, and she continues to push the boundaries of what is possible on the big screen.