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Amy Johnson

writer Tyrant, The Long Road Home, Messiah & Nightflyers
Born in Australia, transplanted to Northern California aged three, Amy has always loved telling stories (one of her earliest masterpieces was a tale of Freddy Krueger written in pink marker). Even so, she took a small (decade-long) detour to work in the Mental Health Field before arriving in Hollywood.

Most recently, Amy has written on the George R.R. Martin space horror Nightflyers for SyFy/Netflix and the political thriller Messiah, also for Netflix. Her past TV credits include Tyrant for FX and The Christopher Award winning The Long Road Home for National Geographic.

She has also dipped her toe into feature writing with her original horror screenplay Blow the Man Down and is now collaborating with director Alex Garcia Lopez (Daredevil, Luke Cage, The Exorcist) on a surrealist thriller set in Vegas.

Amy’s psyched to be included in the AFF family this year and is ready to answer all your questions on genre writing, psychology tidbits and the importance of writers using chess.com to procrastinate instead of Instagram.