Friday 23 February 2024

Casting Call

I'm looking for three actors age 20 to 40 to play ambulance service driver, paramedic and doctor.  They all turn into Zombies. 
One late night commitment and one evening a month later commitment.

Must have drivers license.
Must be fit for chasing people.
Filming in the Fergus Elora Ontario area. Date TBA. Most likely April and July. 
Everyone working on the film project is a volunteer. 

This is a feature film project with a running time of 75 mins when completed. 

If you would like to set up a meeting to talk about the project please email director Sterling Johnston 


Thursday 15 February 2024

new wardrobe for film projects

If anyone is interested in helping out for this summers film projects we could use some new 80s shorts for the film projects. I have a few large cast projects where we need about 150 pairs. They can be found on eBay. We need size 24/26 and 26/28. 28/30  eBay shorts link
Any colour combination is good. red white black, green and so on. You get the idea. 
Also boys Levi's regular fit sizes 10,12,14 paints 80s three stripe track paints. 80s boys t shirts and so on. We will put your name in the ending credits. If you are not sure if we can use them or not please feel free to email me sterlingjohnstonfilms@gmail com 
You can send fan mail and gifts to, 
Sterling Johnston Films
Box 96, Alma, Ontario 
N0B 1A0

Saturday 10 February 2024

Zombie Zone 82 Casting call

We have an exciting opportunity for 20 boys age 8 to 14 to act in Zombie Zone 82. 

It's 1982 and a group of scouts desided to take a short cut on their way to the groups summer camp. They cut right through the zombie zone. 

Filming this summer the film will be rated G or PG when completed. This is a feature film with a running time of 75 mins. Wide range of roles will be handed out four weeks before filming. 

No acting experience required.
Must be comited to completing the film once started. Approximately 80 hours. 
Must have good swimming skills as we will be working in and around water.
Must live in Ontario Canada.
A parent or parent appointed guardian must be on location.
Everyone working on the film project is a valinteer.

To set up a meeting to talk about the project or to set up an audition, please email director Sterling Johnston. sterlingjohnstonfilms@gmail.com 



Sunday 4 February 2024

Website update

I'm thinking websites are going the way of the dinosaurs and their a waste of money. Everyone uses apps now days or Facebook pages or just the YouTube channel.  Yep so Im not going to build a new website. Don't really need one.  I have my blog for additional information and people can visit any time they want. 

Tuesday 16 January 2024

New films in 2024

The reality is that I don't have any money to spend on new films. My plan is to make one or two films this summer when the actors have time.  
I'm going to see about setting up an introductory video for Trace. He's a good kid with amazing natural acting talent.  The question is who is going to be his co star.  

Saturday 13 January 2024

Diving film on Youtube

I'm looking at a possible date of Feb 9 to post the Diving film on Youtube.  I should edit a film trailer and post it.  I'm hoping to get 100,000 views the first week.  I was hoping for that with Greg's treasure map but it's been months and we just got past the 4,400 mark. The film is picking up as the word gets out that it's a good film. 

Saturday 6 January 2024

Rough edit

I finally have the rough edit of the diving film completed. Need to add the ending credits and stuff but a few more polish edits to go and the pool rental diving scenes to film. What a long gurney this project has been. 2019 to 2024. Endless Fundraising, Pandemic shut downs, cast changes and camera destruction but I'm getting so close. I finally got the pool rental booked at $450 for two hours. Fingers crossed all go well and we can finally wrap this production up. A great big huge thank you to Michael for donating the money to cover the pool rental cost. 

Tuesday 2 January 2024

2024

Well it's 2024 and a new year of film production. I'm just going to try and make as many films as I can. We will be posting update videos as we will film them. I still have my website off line as I'm looking for new web hosting and the money to cover the cost. I just gotta find something around the house here to sell.   

Tuesday 26 December 2023

old Sony x160

Hey everyone. I'm wondering if anyone has an old Sony PXW X160 camera kickingbaround that they would be willing to donate. If you do please send it to Sterling Johnston Films Box 96, Alma, Ontario Canada. 

Friday 22 December 2023

Old Canoes

I need to purchase a bunch of old Canoes for the movies we are making this summer. Currently the prices are down. I get get some 14 and 16 foot canoes for $300 each.  Just wondering if anyone is interested in helping purchase them? 

Wednesday 20 December 2023

First film of 12

The first draft of the first film is written. The script should be finalized in the next few days. The 12 Gifts of Christmas is a working title for now. The plan is to film it over Christmas break and into January. 
If you live in Ontario Canada and you would like to support the girls film we do eccept non rubber checks.  Please make checks payable to Sterling Johnston. Box 96, Alma, Ontario, Canada N0B 1A0

Sunday 10 December 2023

Christmas movie

I finally have an interesting new Christmas movie idea for Maryn and Stella. I will keep working on the idea and I should be able to do the first draft of the script. I'm planing a 47 page script.
If all goes well we will be filming over the Christmas vacation.  The planned budget is $2000

Friday 8 December 2023

17 Days to Christmas

Wow where has the year gone. I'm still editing the boys diving movie. We are doing some additional filming on Monday and we are going to rent the pool for an additional 2 hours in the new year by the looks of it.  I need to take the actors to some public swims to brush up on their diving skills. We couldn't afford to keep up their formal diving lessons. 
I'm still working on the Zombie Zone 82, Madison's movie,  Trace's movie, scout Jamboree and Maryn's Christmas movie.  
Lots going on and I'm struggling with brain fog the last few days. 


Wednesday 6 December 2023

Madison movie script

I have the first draft of the 8 page script outline completed for Madison's new feature film script completed.  Now to expand it out into a full draft script. Looking at 75 to 80 page target. 

Tuesday 5 December 2023

Recap

I took my website down as I am looking for new webhosting. the billing problem with the last one has been solved now. Not sure if im going to go back to them or continue looking else where. Im a 20 year costomer with them but they got bought by another company and thats always when problems start.

Wednesday 29 November 2023

Zombie Zone 82 script

The last few days I have been cranking out the zombie zone 82 film script. It's my best script yet. I can't wait to cast the film and get it in the can. Going to be looking for 25 boys to play the scout troop... We will have to do a bunch of fundraising to get the film made as I'm completely tapped out. Canada UK only. USA please like subscribe and share links to your friends.  We really need to get the subscriptions and views into the hundreds of thousands so we can start promoting products like normal YouTubers 

Saturday 25 November 2023

Casting Calls

We have a casting call for a Boy age 9 to 11 for a feature film project filming summer 2022

Must have camping, fishing, canoning, swimming skills. A general intrest in nature. No acting exsperiance required. just a commitment to finishing the film project once started. A parent or parent apportinted guardian must be on location. If you would like to set up an audittion or a meeting to talk about the project, please eamil Director Sterling Johnston at sterlingjohnstonfilms@gmail.com

Wednesday 22 November 2023

Casting Calls

Yes we have a casting call for 150 boys age 8 to 12 for a Cub Scout Jamboree feature film project. Two day commitment for background acting
Two week commitment for lead roles.
No acting experience required. 
Must have good swimming skills for a lead role. Parent or parent appointed guardian must be on location. 
Filming in the Fergus Elora Guelph area. 
Early to mid Summer 2024 for filming.
If you son is interested please email Director Sterling Johnston to set up a meeting to talk about the project
 Sterlingjohnstonfilms@gmail.com 

Tuesday 21 November 2023

New film Music

Im planning to buy some new film music this weekend at Film Roits black friday sale. Music always helps with new film productions as I am no musiciann,

Monday 20 November 2023

Bye Bye Website

I had to terminate my website as the web hosting company keeps taking money out of my bank without my permission. Their customer service is incredibly slow and they don't do what they say they are going to do. I don't know how many times I told them to turn off the automatic payment system and how many times they say they have turned it off but they just keep taking money.
So I deleted the website and I have terminated their services 

Thursday 16 November 2023

Wednesday 15 November 2023

7 feature ideas

I now have 7 feature film ideas. This one is really good. I'm not sure if I should include it in my 12 features challenge. It does intake finding an amazing cast to pull it off. Humm 

Tuesday 14 November 2023

it's hard to believe

It's hard to believe I have been working on film project for almost 41 years and I have yet to make a living at it. It's not that I don't have good ideas as I have inspired many of the top people in Hollywood over the years. I have contributed greatly and I may make a film or two about it one day. Or I may write a book I'm not sure. 
"Work hard and you will be useful." I'm not sure I believe that any more. I've put hundreds of thousands of dollars into film and video projects. I've up to 5000 work hours in one year for many years in a row and I have yet to get rewarded for all that hard work.  It's like god will not let me make money or something. I don't know what I need to do to break the glass ceiling. Hummm