"Hub On Hollywood" With Director Amy Jo Johnson


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Amy Jo Johnson has been acting and directing for more than two decades, including her roles on the hit TV shows Felicity, Flashpoint, and Power Rangers.

This week on WBZ NewsRadio's movie podcast Hub on Hollywood, hosts James Rojas and Jamie Blanco sat down with Johnson to talk about the experience of directing her second feature film,Tammy's Always Dying, starring Felicity Huffman.

"It's about a woman who threatens to jump off a bridge once a month to keep her daughter tethered to the town that they live in," said Johnson. "To me it's a dark comedy. I think it'll hit people in different ways."

Tammy's Always Dying was supposed to come out in theaters last Friday, but due to the closures associated with COVID-19, it is now being offered on Video-On-Demand.

Johnson was born in Canada and grew up on Cape Cod, Mass. She told Hub on Hollywood since her father struggled with depression and alcoholism, she had a "cathartic" tie to the film's script.

"That's what I loved so much about this script is that it's wickedly funny, and then it's really heartbreakingly sad," said Johnson. "That's the types of movies I want to make. That's what I'm drawn to as a film maker."

Watch Hub On Hollywood's virtual interview with Amy Jo Johnson here:

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Tammy's Always Dying is available on Video-On-Demand on May 1.

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