Director JUSTINSUPERSTAR (US 2022) 81 min
Filmmaker Justin Johnson (a.k.a. Justinsuperstar) has a secret. In a tucked-away back room of his conservative Christian parents’ home, his father meticulously creates…prosthetic nipples. After recovering from her mastectomy, Justin’s outgoing mother, Randi, found it emotionally painful to look at her nipple-less chest. When doctors couldn’t provide a convincing solution to Randi’s problem, her husband, Brian, got to work. After painstaking research and a lot of trial and error, he achieved results which impressed not only Randi but also the doctors and eventually thousands of other breast cancer survivors as well. It wasn’t until Justin pulled back the curtain on their industrious backroom factory that he found a deep appreciation for his parents’ love. His resulting film, a 2021 DocPitch Finalist, is as much an homage to all underdog fathers as it is to resilient and loving mothers everywhere.
IN PERSON: Director JUSTINSUPERSTAR (2021 DocPitch Finalist), Producer JASON COHEN, Film Subject RANDI JOHNSON
SUNDAY, MAY 14 • 6:30
JUSTIN JOHNSON is an Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker who has been creating popular content for TV and the web for nearly two decades. His passion for the craft has also led him to speak at the MIT Media Lab, and to serve on the Filmmaker Advisory Board for the Tallgrass Film Festival.
|RUNNING TIME:||81 min|
|PRODUCERS:||Noah Lang, Jason Cohen|
|NOTE WRITER:||Michelle Superstar|