ABOUT US

Mission Statement:

Exploring the essence of the human experience; Thoughtful, entertaining, transitional films.. Select Services Films, Inc. is a full-service film and television production company that has produced award-winning content for film, television, and mobile media. We are proud that, due to the high caliber of our first production under the Select Services banner, the 35mm film Room 32, we won an Australian Imaginite Award for filmmakers who excel in the art of storytelling. We recently received Cinequest Maverick Filmmaker honors as well.

As President of Select Services Films, Inc., Susan Johnston, a New England native, worked with the Providence and Rhode Island Film Commissions to build the infrastructure used by the Farrelly brothers, director Michael Corrente, NBC's hit TV series "Providence" and Context Media Studios for their international productions, garnering funds before Senate Committee hearings and creating the 25% tax incentive for investors of films in RI.

Upon relocating to Los Angeles, Select Services Films, Inc. expanded its services to include International co-producing, talent producing, directing TV Development and collaborating on innovative projects such as:

The first series ever produced for cell phones, Mini-Bikers, as producer, in conjunction with Fun Little Movies.
Developing the SAG Internet contract with Pierre Debs of SAG and Frank Chindamo of FLM.
The Hidden Realm, one of the first HD TV Pilots utilizing the Panasonic Varicam.
Shooting Another Day, Forbidden Fruit and Extra Sensory which are some of the first music videos to use the Panasonic Varicam.

Select Services Films, Inc. is currently working with projects using cutting edge technology such as the Red Camera and virtual 3 D technology. Recently we were interviewed for the second edition of Jan Yager's book "Career Opportunities in the Film Industry."

Our roster of experienced on-camera and creative talent, craft and technical crew, include Oscar nominees, as well as Emmy, Telly, and Cleo winners. Our clients include ABC Family Channel, NBC/Universal, Fox, Kaiser Permanente, NATPE, "The Hollywood Reporter."

We are ready to collaborate on your project. Please contact us to discuss further details.

Professional Affiliations

The Caucus, Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences Interactive Media, Daytime Emmy Judge 2011, New Media Institute Judge since 2010, , SAG, AFTRA, BMI, Digital Cinema Society, Ink Tip Mag Contributor, Founder/Director New Media Film Festival

References

"Your ability to throw flame retardant on a fire out of control just at the right moment has kept me from throwing my I-Mac's and G4's out of the 2nd floor windows of the office building!"
Scott Hanock, Executive Producer/ tvfilmbiz.com

Thank you very much for all of your amazing work in the past couple of years. "
Christina Marouda, Founder/Director IFFLA Industry Leadership Awards Luncheon

"I appreciate your talent, your voice, your resources, your humor, your beauty, your grace
and your love."
Berry Deal, Executive Producer/ Dreams Awake

"If I ever met a client that finances films, I would be totally comfortable sending them to you. I don't say that about many people."
Mark Wayman, the Godfather of Las Vegas.

"Susan is a bundle of focused energy, intellect, communication power that should prove to be a boon and a real asset to you, as you provide a fresh focus for NATPE. I have always found her to be a hard worker and diligent in the pursuit of achieving ambitious goals."
Paul T. Boghosian, President/ Harborside Films

"Susan's relationship with Ken Tipton, the director, showed me she not only cared deeply for his story and the message of his film but it was astounding watching Susan doing what she does best, having fun being a producer and making sure the event was successful. The screening of Heart of the Beholder was one of the best screenings we had at the festival."
Keith Andrew Cohen, Co-Founder/ Freedom Film Festival

"If I haven't told you how wonderful it is to work with you lately, it's long overdue. You're wonderful!! Thank you for being on of the people I can count on in this crazy world."
Lisa Beezley-Lippman, Director/Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Programs.

"Everyone told us it couldn't be done, but Susan Johnston, one of our producers, spent lots of time working with the tribes to allow us to shoot that area."
Jerry Deal, Director/Dreams Awake

"Vip mentor session Susan, thanks for being there. I taught high school for 15 yers and even wrote a school wide lesson plan on communication theory for Crenshaw senior hs here in la, so it was a pleasure to speak with someone who really was present and communicated. You repeated the questions posed to you for everyone to hear and answered each one from an authentic place in your experience. I can't tell you how refreshing that was."
Thanks again, jonathan wolf www.moonlitimages.com

"I also wanted to thank you sincerely for all that you do to inspire and help give guidance to all in this industry…..after coming off a primetime tv show, your great truthful attitude stands out and shines brightly."