James Johnson III - “ First Hunt”
James Johnson III is one of the filmmakers featured in “Stories for Climate Justice.” He spent several years as an Indigenous evaluator before transitioning into filmmaking and videography. He holds a certificate in Rural Human Services and BA in Sociology, both from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In 2021, James worked as an editor on “Diiyeghan Naii Taii Tr’eedaa” and as DP and editor on another (yet to be released) commissioned short film project. He also worked on two additional film projects as a crewmember for MTV and the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Outside of his career, James enjoys spending time with his family, learning new technologies, playing guitar, and growing other skill sets. As a lifelong learner, he is always looking for ways to better himself, refine his editing and cinematography skills, and to make positive contributions to the world around him for the next generation.
Image courtesy of James Johnson III.