Always make the audience suffer as much as possible
— Alfred Hitchcock
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AWARDS + ACCOLADES

  • American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women Program

  • Diversity in Cannes Showcase - "Director's Choice Award"

  • 2018 Ryan Murphy's "HALF Director Mentorship Program"

Original Femme Fatale.

Murder. Glamour. Suspense, oh my.

Hailing straight out of Compton, Tiffany Johnson is a filmmaker and storyteller.

Since graduating from film school, she has worked for several TV and film production companies such as Overbrook Entertainment and Film Independent, and has assisted Academy Award®-winning producer Peggy Rajski and Emmy Award winning writer Lena Waithe. 

In 2014, she directed her first short film, LADYLIKE. A collaboration with creative partner Nicholas P. Williams, LADYLIKE screened at multiple festivals including the San Francisco Black Film Festival, the Lower East Side Film Festival and the Diversity in Cannes showcase, where she won the “Director's Choice Award”. LADYLIKE currently streams on Issa Rae's YouTube channel.

Johnson was accepted into the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women program, where she directed her second short film, MARABOU, a stylized film noir character piece about a drag queen who reflects on her legacy during one last interview, leading up to her greatest confession of all.

In 2018, she was chosen to participate in Ryan Murphy's Half Foundation Directing Mentorship.

This year Johnson made her episodic directing debut on BET’s new show “Boomerang” and Netflix's "Dear White People", streaming summer 2019.

Johnson continues to develop her own projects, including the LADYLIKE feature. 

Rep |  James Jolly, Stride Management