Frederick Johntz is a graduate of the Theater Arts program the University of California at Santa Cruz and the Cinema Studies program at San Francisco State University. In 1999 he and writer/director Mark Travis formed Travis-Johntz, a Consulting, Development and Production Company. In his capacity as Creative Consultant, Frederick has worked with writers and directors on numerous films including Men of Honor; starring Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr.; Barbershop 1 & 2 starring Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer; Black Irish starring Brendan Gleeson and Michael Angarano; and the upcoming Not Forgotten starring Christian Slater and television episodes of: Lois and Clark; The Pretender; Picket Fences, 90210, Melrose Place; Strong Medicine; NYPD Blue; The Practice and Ally MacBeal.
Frederick has taught Film Directing at UCLA Extension, AFI’s Professional Training Program and the Film Farm in Kotla Poland. Frederick’s film directing credits include the award winning short film Toast (CINE Golden Eagle), the concert video Talking Loud with Jim Carroll and Ray Manzarek; and Down the Pike. His theatre directing credits include Wonder in Aliceland, Birthday Girl, Ecstasy & the Ice Queen; Strange Voyage; The Harmfulness of Tobacco; and Dark Hours to name a few.