Johnny attended the Glasgow School of Art and the Gothenburg School of Photography & Film. He went on to direct experimental short films and several pop promos, which screened on MTV. His recent short films include the Scottish BAFTA nominated Trout (2006) which screened at festivals worldwide including Sundance and Terra Firma (2007), a UK Film Council/Film4 funded Cinema Extreme film set on a North Sea ferry. Whilst at Cove Park Johnny will be developing the screenplay for new feature film Aberdeen Angus with the UK Film Council, a story about a boy racer sucked into a vortex of lust and guilt.