Podcast: Working on Shazam! Fury of the Gods and the guerilla movies made on campus

by Matt Jardin  |   

Every year, millions of people crowd movie theaters around the world to watch the latest blockbusters starring beloved characters from Marvel and DC Comics. But journalism and public communications alumnus D.K. Johnston is one of the lucky few who get to watch them from behind the camera as they’re being made.

 After picking up a camcorder at 9 years old, D.K. has racked up dozens of production credits across Alaska, California and Georgia. He’s worked on everything from low-budget independent films, to Netflix reality shows, and multimillion-dollar Marvel content like Black Widow and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Most recently, he served as additional second assistant director on the upcoming Shazam! Fury of the Gods for DC Studios and Warner Bros. Pictures.

In this episode, D.K. talks about his move to Hollywood, his advice for breaking into the movie industry, and the early days of Anchorage’s underground independent filmmaking scene.

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Shazam! Fury of the Gods additional second assistant director D.K. Johnston, B.A. Journalism and Public Communications ’06. (Photo courtesy of D.K. Johnston)
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