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Clark Johnson to direct students' short film

by Kristin Sample, posted May 14th 2008 3:27PM
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The Wire actor Clark Johnson is going to direct a short film about "masculinity and youth" written by nine New York City students. The film, called Misunderstood, was written by students of the High School of Graphic Communication Arts who won a contest held by Scenarios USA. The group of students consists of juniors and seniors, seven girls and two boys. Clark Johnson was on the committee that chose the winner of the contest. He will begin filming this month with a volunteer crew. Misunderstood is going to premiere this winter and will be "distributed to high schools and community groups across the country, streamed on the Internet and air on TV." However, the article did not include what channel(s) would be airing the short film.

Johnson, who played Gus Haynes on The Wire, directed 2006's The Sentinel. His other directing credits include episodes of FX's The Sheild, one episode of The West Wing, and one episode of NYPD Blue among others.

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Homicide: Life on the Streets -- one of the all time GREATS!! When it wasn't mentioned in the article, I thought I had mistaken the guy in the picture, so thanks for the posters who mentioned it in the comments.

HEY TV SQUAD -- Can somebody do a comprehensive "Where are they now?" of all the actors who appeared on "Homicide"? Many still get regular gigs, but some I haven't seen in some time.

I will keep an eye out for "Misunderstood". Sounds interesting.

May 15 2008 at 9:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Matthew P. Christensen

How does a person who writes for TV Squad, write an blog entry about Clark Johnson and not mention the greatest TV show ever to be on television: Homicide: Life on the Street?

May 14 2008 at 11:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

No love for "S.W.A.T."? Roger Ebert gave it one of my favorite compliments for an action movie ever: "nothing violates the laws of physics."

May 14 2008 at 6:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kenji Meadu

The man is just an all around awesome guy. I grew up in Baltimore when Homicide was on, and he was incredibly nice to the whole town. Got to love an actor/director like that.

May 14 2008 at 4:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

He also directed the series premiere of the The Wire, the Series Finale, and many episodes throughout the 5 seasons.

May 14 2008 at 4:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

S.W.A.T. and I love him in Homicide: Life on the street.

May 14 2008 at 4:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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