Screenwriter Ben Johnson Jr is on the Creatively Christian podcast, interviewed by Brannon Hollingsworth. Ben shares his miraculous journey into writing for film and television and describes the themes he loves to explore. Ben also discusses habits and behaviors that can set creatives apart from their peers and get them more opportunities. Ben Johnson Jr is a screenwriter and content creator who's passionate about telling authentic, emotionally compelling, universally-appealing stories. Ben grew up in a previously disadavantaged community in South Africa during the apartheid years. He's comfortable in both the feature film and TV drama spaces. He's worked as a headwriter, storyliner, and scriptwriter on 12 television shows and led several series developments. To date, he has written 5 short films and 11 feature films, including two novel-to-screen adaptations, and an international martial arts co-production between South Africa and Thailand. His screenplays have placed highly in both local and international script competitions. His thriller script, CANAAN, won the feature diversity category of the 2019 Final Draft Big Break Contest. In 2020, Ben was invited to pitch two of scripts at the Berlin Film Festival's Africa Finance Hub and is a NYFC Fellowship Alumnus. Additionally, he has served as a council member of the Writers Guild of South Africa(WGSA) and a judge for both the WGSA Muse Awards and the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS). This episode can also be found on YouTube. Show Notes The following resources were mentioned in the show or are useful resources recommended by the guests. Links might be marked as affiliates, meaning we earn a commission if you buy through the link. Ben's IMDB Page - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9484454Ben's YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaET29jssqnyuUhY3kQjeGA Learn More About Our Guest You can follow this guest on several platforms, including: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BenJohnson2018 Credits Today's episode is hosted by Brannon Hollingsworth the Chief Creative Officer of Brainy Pixel, who was born to create. An author, speaker, poet, publisher, game designer, content creator, scriptwriter, art director, and unapologetic Christ-follower, Brannon is a passionate creator and teacher of youth who promotes family-oriented ministries. Follow Brainy Pixel on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Support this show and get access to exclusive content by donating at https://www.patreon.com/creativelychristian. This show is produced by Theophany Media (https://www.theophanymedia.com). The theme music is by Bill Brooks and Andrea Sandefur. Our logo is by Bill Brooks. This show is hosted by Brannon Hollingsworth, Andrea Sandefur, Dave Ebert, and Rachel Anna. Jake Doberenz produces. Follow Theophany Media and the podcast on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.