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Charlotte Native Brings Independent Film "MOSAIC" to Ayrsley Cinemas
Devyne Johnson is a Charlotte Native with a Love of Family, Faith & Filmmaking
By: Artefaekts Entertainment
MOSAIC is the first feature film by Johnson who was born and raised in Charlotte and is a graduate of Vance High School. A film best described as "War Room" meets "August:
Another fellow Charlottean, Cameron Johnson whose art is on display in downtown Charlotte also has his artwork as a central feature in the film. Cameron and Johnson are childhood friends. He is a graduate of Northwest School of the Arts.
Johnson credits many for helping to nurture her love for the arts and entrepreneurship. One major influencer in her creative development was her high school drama teacher, Gregory E. Wade. "As a student at Vance, Mr. Wade lead a group of (us) young thespians in various theatrical performances and even coordinated opportunities for us to perform in his native Bermuda islands. He taught me what 'being' meant as it relates to embodying a character. Studying under Mr. Wade, I learned the difference between being a good actor and being a believable persona," she shares. "As an entrepreneur, the lessons my parents taught me such as discipline, goal setting, problem solving and effective planning are the backdrop to leading a diverse production team and successfully producing our films."
In 2009 before relocating to Atlanta, notable tv and radio personality, Tanya Rivens gave Devyne an opportunity to host a two-hour radio talk show, "Direct Connect with Devyne" on WGIV 1370 AM. The show focused on a range of community-related issues from depression and mental illness in senior citizens to millennial perspectives on graduating to unemployment.
Johnson, whose background is in Costume Design is credited for working on films and television shows such as Atlanta (FX), Stranger Things (Netflix), Halt & Catch Fire (AMC) and the Ride Along franchise. She has worked with notable producers and directors such as Donald Glover (Childish Gambino), Shawn Levy, Will Packer, Rob Hardy, Kevin Hart and Ice Cube (just to name a few).
In January 2016, Devyne and her production team were commissioned to create, produce and direct a short film, "What Kings are Made of" (http://www.artefaekts.com/
MOSAIC will kick off in Atlanta and will make stops in Charlotte, Raleigh, D.C., Nashville, Chicago and L.A. Mike Kitchen and The Sol Kitchen are intricately involved with MOSAIC's marketing and key promotions to welcome Johnson and her debut feature home to Charlotte and surrounding cities.
Tickets are available at http://www.MosaicMovie.com.