Peter Johnson: Mormon Producer/Director

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Peter Johnson Mormon Producer/Director

Peter N. Johnson is a motion picture writer, producer, and director. The first part of his career was spent in the film industry in Hollywood. He spent the latter half of his career working for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which he is a member.

Johnson earned both BA and MA degrees from Brigham Young University. He directed the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio. He was the head of the Academic Film Program at BYU. He made films for the Church of Jesus Christ, including On Sacred Ground: Reflections on Joseph Smith by Truman G. Madsen, The Mountain of the Lord, and Between Heaven and Earth. He was first assistant director for Mr. Krueger’s Christmas. He was director and producer of Journey of Faith, which was filmed in the Arabian Peninsula.

His PBS feature, A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation, won national awards, including a regional Emmy. He co-wrote Thanksgiving Promise with Blaine Yorgason and it was one of Disney’s most popular television movies. He also worked on movies Miracle on Ice and Word of Honor, and the television series The Streets of San Francisco starring Karl Malden and Michael Douglas. Johnson worked often with actor Karl Malden.

Johnson and his wife, Ann, are parents of four children.