Sylvia Johnson

Sylvia Johnson made her first film as a Fulbright scholar in the ghettos of Brazil. The documentary film short, Alagados, was nominated for an award by the International Documentary Association, and screened as an official selection at film festivals across the globe. She is the founder of The Alagados Project, a 501c3 nonprofit that provides college scholarships as an exit strategy from poverty for talented first generation college students from the community where the film was made. Sylvia works as a producer, cinematographer, and editor through her production company, Free Roaming Studios. Her clients include top leadership of organizations such as the National Park Service and the Inter-American Culture and Development Foundation. Sylvia’s work has screened at Aspen Shortsfest, Telluride Mountainfilm, National Geographic, deadCENTER, and the American Conservation Film Festival among others. Born in Bolivia and raised in six different countries, Sylvia is a global citizen who loves sharing the world with others through film.