this will destroy you

An Army soldier home on holiday hides her dark past from family and friends during a Memorial Day barbecue.

Written and Directed by Michael Hyon Johnson

Co Produced by Carlos Herrera Trujillo and Cheyton Jain

1st Assistant Director - Jameson Mitchell

Director of Photography - Keyhan Bayegan

Edited by Sydney Baker

Production Designer - Andrés Gaitán

Sound Design by Bin Lin

Original Score by Robert Mai

Colorist - Keyhan Bayegan


Gemma Scoble

Ryon Thomas

Nick Burchard

Ernest Steifel

William Brown III


Mia Makes A Cut Crease Video

An irreverent comedy about a young woman and her make-up tutorial.  Made for the Asian American Film Lab

Written and Directed by Michael Hyon Johnson

UPM - Stefanie Bielecki

Director of Photography - Robert Chuck

1st AC - Anton Jiracek

Edited by Xueying Ou

Sound Design by Bin Lin

Colorist - Keyhan Bayegan


Rachel Marsh

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A disillusioned military cadet blurs the line between masculinity and hyper-violence.

Written and Directed by Michael Hyon Johnson

Co Produced by Ryan James Lim and Jason Rodriguez

1st Assistant - Director James Slaven

Director of Photography - Charles Reetz

Edited by Alexandra Snider

Production Designer - Chandler Freelander

Sound Design by Peter Schweitzer

Original Score by Robert Mai

Colorist - Keyhan Bayegan

VFX Artist - Jameson Mitchell


Tommie Russell

JB Chimaobi

Austen Rey

Jordan Schneider

Cecilia Soghikian




Written by Marcus A. Carr

Directed by Michael Hyon Johnson

Director of Photography - Matthew Renoir

Production Sound - Bin Lin

Sound Design by Xueying Ou

VFX Artist - Ryan Monchak

Pre-Game Lobby (PGL) was a webseries created by Michael Hyon Johnson. The series made its debut on Machinima, Inc in 2008  and received an overwhelmingly positive response among men and women 13 - 25.  Pre-Game Lobby ran for twelve episodes and seven "minisodes" and garnered over eight million cumulative views before being acquired by Warner Bros. Digital Networks.

Pre-Game Lobby tackled issues such as: racism and sexism inherent within the video-game community, alcohol abuse, and the dangers of the lemming effect in social media and pop-culture icons. The series is unique in that it's the first and only show that features co-mingled video gameplay and traditional live action. 

The artistic style machinima (machine cinema)is the use of real-time computer or video game graphics engines to create a cinematic production. 

Notable Cast:

Michael Johnson

Tuesday Smith

Mat Matusiak

Tristan Maxwell

Rebecca McCarthy

Brandon Koch


Ryan Melander

Austin Chizanskos

Blake Pasquale


Sadie "UltraNeko"