Patrick Johnson is a Somerville-based filmmaker and teacher who discovered School of Honk while developing a documentary film project. Soon after, he dusted off his saxophone (in storage for sixteen years) and started playing. Inspired by the community that was forming, he also began documenting the band’s parades and practices.
As a filmmaker, Patrick likes to tell stories about artists, musicians and alternative lifestyles and sees his craft as a way to connect with his local community. His work has screened in art galleries, film festivals and has been featured in the blog BoingBoing.net. You can watch some of it here: https://vimeo.com/patrickhjohnson Patrick also teaches at Wheaton College in Norton, MA as an Assistant Professor of Filmmaking.
Photo by Tom Hazeltine.