Video: Meet Joe Johnston, The Silver Chair Director

Ever since Joe Johnston was announced as the director for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, NarniaWebbers have been hungry for all the information about him they can get.

For your convenience, we have created this 2-minute video montage of highlights from his YouTube channel that serves as a quick overview of his career and story-telling philosophy.

Don’t forget to submit questions to Joe! He will answer them in an upcoming video.

19 Responses

  1. Fireberry says:

    Nice video Joe, nice to meet you, and BREAK A LEG! (do they say that in movies?) Good idea for you to interact with Narnia fans … Suggestion: next time, please talk specifically about C.S. Lewis. And since you say you care about a "good story", I wonder if you might comment on Jack's definitive essay "On Stories."

  2. Lord Argoz says:

    Joe seems like such a nice guy.
    Man, now I'm really excited!

  3. FallingPoster says:

    Great editing skills, Brian! You get better and better as the years go by. You definitely influenced me in a lot of ways in regards to how I analyze stories back in the old days of NarniaWeb. Keep up the good work……or don't. Do what you want, I'm not your boss lol.

  4. narnia fan 7 says:

    Nice video, I'm looking forward to the Q&A can't wait to hear what Joe thinks The Silver Chair and Narnia in general.

  5. fantasia_kitty says:

    Hi Fireberry 🙂
    Glumpuddle edited this video together (with Joe Johnston's permission and blessing) using Joe's previous YouTube videos that he's uploaded. That's why there's nothing Narnia related on there.
    I have no doubt that we will receive Narnia goodness in the future, but for now, this was more of an introduction video that Gp and Joe thought the fans would appreciate. 🙂

  6. Fireberry says:

    Nice! I wondered about that. Thanks GP! … And again, great stuff Joe, to engage with Narnia fans. Here's to a beautiful friendship!

  7. The Rose-Tree Dryad says:

    Terrific job on the video, Glumpuddle! So cool that they uploaded it on Joe Johnston's YouTube channel, too! Very heartening to see his team so involved with Narnia fans. 😀

  8. HPofNARNIA says:

    Way to go, Glumpuddle 😀

  9. FriendOfNarnia2 says:

    Great job Glumpuddle!

    Didn't you go to school for film? Any chance we could see a Narnia film directed by you in the future? 😉

  10. Movie Aristotle says:

    Thanks for the overview! I'm looking forward to seeing more.

  11. Son of Adam says:

    Joe Johnston is a good director choice, I like his Hidalgo! 🙂
    I'm happy if he is confirm to direct Narnia movies. 🙂

  12. Anfinwen says:

    Thank you for putting this video together, Glumpuddle! I'm also really excited that Mr. Johnston is partnering with Narniaweb for his Q and A. More people need to know about the best fan site ever!

  13. Son of Adam says:

    Joe Johnston, I believe you can make a really really good Narnia movie. 🙂

  14. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    Thanks for this video! He made some comments about storytelling that have me excited 'cause I do feel that there are so many films out there that are pretty empty, so knowing that he likes to bring out a point in his movies is encouraging!

  15. Gandalf the Grey says:

    Joe, I hope you kept all the aslan's scenes.

  16. Maichel says:

    now I’m really excited! Eagerly waiting forward!!

  17. Gandalf the Grey says:

    Joe, I don't care if you're a Star War guy at heart, mine is Narnia. Please handle this with all your geniuses and might; this I beg you!

  18. Helen says:

    I'm also really excited 🙂

  19. Hannah says:

    Does anybody know a way to contact Joe Johnston via another way than fanmail? Or years, I have longed for the role of Jill Pole and I am signing up with an agency soon. Does anyone know when the auditions are?