MIKA JOHNSON

DOCUMENTARY

The Amerikans


“The Amerikans” include 15 short films directed in Ohio, from 2011 to 2013. Shot by Micha Hilliard and co-produced by Jeffrey Pence, the episodes, released as a web series in America and China, were created in close collaboration with their subjects. See www.theamerikans.org for all episodes.


"Walter" shares the exceptional story of Walter A. Frey, Jr: funeral director, organist and collector of beautiful ties from Lorain, Ohio.


"Love and Venom" shares the story of Don Downs: an electrician by day and at night a bee sting therapist.


"Who Lives There" shares the vision of Dawn Reese, miniature artist, dollhouse builder, and owner of Dolls and Minis: a store with over 20,000 miniatures.