From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Invercargill, New ZealandOccupations
Gerard Johnstone is a New Zealand screenwriter and director. He is known for the sitcom The Jaquie Brown Diaries and the films Housebound and M3GAN.Early life and career
Johnstone became born in Invercargill, New Zealand. In the early 2000s, Johnstone and Jaquie Brown labored together at C4. A few years later, they created a manufacturing organisation, Young, Gifted & Brown, to make the New Zealand sitcom The Jaquie Brown Diaries, based on a satirical fictionalised model of Brown. It commenced airing in 2008 with Jonhstone serving as writer and director.
In March 2014, Johnstone made his directorial debut with Housebound on the South by Southwest competition.[four] The comedy horror film was released on 17 October 2014 in select theatres and VOD.[five] The following 12 months, Johnstone approached New Zeland weightlifter Sonia Manaena, who set the sector document in 2013 for deadlifting, approximately directing a movie detailing her life being a competitive weightlifter. Filming become scheduled to begin in 2016, but as of 2023 Johnstone stated, “It’s been cooking inside the historical past for a long term”.
In 2016, he released Terry Teo, a reboot of the 1985 television collection, Terry and the Gunrunners.[eight]By August 2017, Johnstone turned into mentioned to be inside the going for walks to direct Warner Bros.’s Dark Universe, but as a substitute was employed to polish the script.[nine]
Johnstone directed episodes of the first season of The New Legends of Monkey, airing in 2018.That identical year, he signed directly to direct the comedy horror film, M3GAN.[eleven] Producer James Wan chose Johnstone for the process after admiring his ability to stability horror and comedy elements in Housebound. M3GAN was launch on 6 January 2023 to business and crucial fulfillment. It grossed over $30 million on its commencing weekend and garnered effective evaluations.[thirteen]Personal existence
Johnstone is married. He has two sons, born in 2012 and 2014, respectively.[sixteen]CreditsReferences^ “Kiwi director Gerard Johnstone poised to polish Justice League Dark script”. Stuff. 1 September 2017. Retrieved thirteen January 2023.^ “Young, talented and Brown”. The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved thirteen January 2023.^ “The Jaquie Brown diaries. Series one [videorecording] / director, Gerard Johnstone ; producer, Hayley Cunningham ; writers, Gerard Johnstone, Jodie Molloy”. National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 January 2023.^ Whittaker, Richard (11 March 2014). “SXSW Gets Housebound”. The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved thirteen January 2023.^ Dickson, Evan (6 October 2014). “Housebound Movie Clip: Beware the Teddy Bear”. Collider. Retrieved thirteen January 2023.^ ab Salter, Caitlin (14 May 2015). “Film to be made approximately Southland strength lifter Sonia Manaena”. Stuff. Retrieved 13 January 2023.^ Connelly, Brendon (10 January 2023). “M3gan interview: Gerard Johnstone on his high-quality career and developing a horror icon”. Film Stories. Retrieved thirteen January 2023.^ Johnstone, Gerard (24 November 2016). “Throwback Thursday: The maker of Terry Teo (2016) on Terry Teo (1985)”. The Spinoffn. Retrieved 13 January 2023.^ Kroll, Justin (29 August 2017). “‘Justice League Dark’ Gets Script Polish From Gerard Johnstone”. Variety. Retrieved 13 January 2023.^ “Gerard Johnstone”. NZ On Screen. Retrieved 13 January 2023.^ Kit, Borys (18 July 2018). “Jason Blum, James Wan Team for Horror-Thriller ‘M3GAN’ (Exclusive)”. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 January 2023.^ D’Alessandro, Anthony (eight January 2023). “How ‘M3GAN’ Boogied Her Way To The Box Office Via TikTok; Sequel Already In Works”. Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 8 January 2023.^ D’Alessandro, Anthony (eight January 2023). “‘M3GAN’ Slays With $30M+ Opening; ‘Avatar: The Way Of Water’ Hits Half Billion Faster Than ‘Top Gun 2’, ‘Rogue One – Sunday AM Box Office Update”. Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved eight January 2023.^ “M3GAN (2022)”. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved nine January 2023.^ Lyon, Joshua (12 January 2023). “For a Deadly Doll, a Killer Wardrobe”. The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 14 January 2023.^ Colangelo, B. J. (6 January 2023). “M3GAN Director Gerard Johnstone On How To Balance Comedy With Creepiness [Exclusive Interview]”. /Film. Retrieved 14 January 2023.External hyperlinks
- Gerard Johnstone at IMDb