Stephanie Johnes

Stephanie Johnes is a documentary filmmaker who gravitates towards stories of underdogs and dreamers. With a love of music and movement she crafts intimate films with a compassionate lens on the human experience.

Ten years in the making, her most recent project, “Maya and the Wave”, was a people’s choice award- winner at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Previously, she served as cinematographer for various projects, including “Venus & Serena”, the Magnolia Pictures and Showtime film about the iconic Williams sisters. “Doubletime”, her directorial debut, premiered at SXSW and Tribeca and was acquired by Discovery Films.

Born and raised in New York City, Stephanie is a graduate of Phillips Academy Andover. She earned a B.A in Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder, a Park Fellowship and an M.A. in Journalism and Visual Communication at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and an MBA from Georgetown University.