Jack P. Johnson, Director
Jack P. Johnson is a photographer and filmmaker with degrees in History (B.A.) and Communication & Media Arts (M.A.) from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. At WSU, Jack focused a variety of subjects including peace and conflict studies, constitutional law, and History of Africa and the Caribbean.
While in Graduate School Jack’s projects focused mostly on social justice. As a Graduate Student Assistant working with WSU TV and marketing teams, he produced promotional material for the University. Prior to Grad School, Jack worked in the photographic printing industry where his vast understanding of technical details allowed him to work in every area and fill in as workflow demanded.
Jennifer Baross, Producer
Jennifer Baross is a designer and has a background in insurance, marketing, and administration, allowing her to have a foot in both a creative and analytical worlds.
Both Johnson and Baross have prior experience relating to filmmaking and photography. Johnson’s technical knowledge of photographic, cinematographic, and sound equipment directly relates to our endeavor, whereas his love of movies lends to directing and editing. Baross’ experience in office administration, project management, and marketing translate to keeping track of details such as budgets, funding, and analytics. She also supports Johnson as a Creative Producer, being on-set and problem-solving during post-production.
Together they directed and produced the 2016 feature-length documentary film, Parducci the Man Who Made Detroit Beautiful, which premiered at the Freep Film Festival and sold out three days in advance. This is their second film.