Johanna Garvin is a filmmaker, storyteller, and sits on the Cerebral Palsy Alliance board.
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Metro Screen, Johanna’s work is deeply rooted in social justice. In 2017 she won funding from the Information and Cultural Exchange, Accessible Arts, and Screen NSW to produce her short film ‘The Milky Pop Kid’. The mockumentary premiered at the Sydney Film Festival where it was highly commended, and was later selected for the ReelAbilities program in New York and the Other Film Festival in Melbourne.
Johanna’s role as a disability advocate has taken her to the top of Mount Kosciusko, and made her the first wheelchair competitor in the World Marathon Challenge, traversing seven continents in seven days. She aspires to move into documentary filmmaking, sharing unique and interesting stories that tell us about the human condition, giving audiences a more compassionate lens through which to see the world.