Johnston, Macdonald film Famous Monster

Ian Johnston, former Halifax-based journalist, was in town last week to do the final edit of his current documentary Famous Monster for the Space Channel.

Johnston is writer and co-creator of the doc with director Michael Macdonald, who’s producing it through his Roadhouse Films.

It is expected to air in May and will also be submitted for the Atlantic Film Festival in September.

The documentary is about Forrest J Ackerman, the first science fiction fan, editor of Famous Monsters of Filmland, and the guy who coined the word “”sci-fi””.

It was shot in Hollywood last spring and fall.

Greg Guy

Chronicle Herald