Director / Producer
Johnna Janis is the filmmaker behind the documentary ‘Invisible Scars’, which chronicles her path of healing and finding strength as a Child Sexual Abuse survivor. Her journey brings a voice to survivors of hope. The possibility of freeing themselves from the debilitating effects of their traumatic experiences and achieve the life they deserve.
Daughter of a Korean mother and Caucasian father, Johnna grew up in Northern California. In the film she reflects on the cultural and societal influences of her childhood and how being a mother and a competitive athlete as an adult has helped in her recovery. She now resides in Manhattan Beach, CA, and shares how her family and three teenage children she cherishes have helped her find the courage to overcome.
A passionate activist and speaker, Johnna is committed to protecting all children and promoting awareness in the child abuse movement. Education, prevention and intervention are paramount to prevent other children from enduring a life of suffering. Johnna is an Ambassador for PAVE (Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment), a nationally recognized non-profit organization.
“This is my life, and I deserve whatever I seek to do in this world to find my peace and happiness. If I want something, I need to go after it. No matter what has happened in my past, I will not only continue to survive, but also to thrive. I am beating the odds, and changing the statistics. I know who I am now, and I love that person. I am living in the present and planning for an incredible future, one day at a time!”– Johnna Janis
Multi-award winning director-producer Sergio Myers has had an extensive career developing, creating, executive producing and show-running reality television series and documentaries for the past 18 years and counting.
He has recently produced series Vice (Viceland Network), The Watch and The Croc Catchers NT (National Geographic Channel), and previous series Sorority Life and Fraternity Life (MTV), 10 Things Every Guy Should Experience, Tripped Out: The Ultimate Guy Vacation, Crash Test (Spike TV), Street Racer (TNN), E! True Hollywood Story (E!), Homes With Style (Style), TV Guide’s Truth Behind The Sitcom Scandal (FOX) and secured countless development deals to create series and film projects for VH1, FOX TV, HBO, MGM Television, Nicholas Cage, Saturn Films, Burt Reynolds and others.
In addition to his television career, Myers has directed and produced feature films and documentaries including The Zombinator and Heaven’s Gate: The Untold Story. Myers has won over 80 awards and numerous official selections.