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Copyright Sterling Johnston 1983- 2023

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Sterling Johnston Films

Box 96, Alma, Ontario, Canada, N0B 1A0


I personally donate 2,000 to 4,000 hours of my time every year and have donated or most of my income over the past 39 years.. Unfortunately I had to file for bankruptcy in 2010 so Im now relying on supporters to make new productions. Please make a contribution today. Thank you for your support.

All actors under the age of 16 must have a parent or parent appointed guardian on set at all times.

My films are rated by the Ontario Film Review Board. For more information on film ratings please see their website.

Update: All films now have a volunteer rating of G or PG as the Ontario Government scraps  the Ontario Film Authority and the film review board in 2019.

Our target audience is age 8 to 16. Grown ups may like the films but they we never written or designed for people over the age of 16 except for Echo Beach the Movie which has a target audience 18 to 26.

Everyone working on the productions are volunteers.  We create opportunities for young actors to build the particle experience that they require to find work in the film and television industry.

Just like hockey football or anything else for that matter, it takes about ten thousand hours of particle experience before anyone will consider you a professional.

Thank you for your support.

Hi there,

Welcome to ( the internet home of indy film maker Sterling Johnston. I am a one man band type artist. I do everything from writing the scripts, to building the sets, producing the productions, edit the films and final showing them.  A great big thank you goes out to everyone who supports my new productions.

Sterling Johnston

Writer, Producer, Director

Latest News!

We are in the process of re-branding Sterling Productions to Sterling Johnston Films

Please note that NO ONE has permission to repost our videos and no one has permission to do any fundraising on our behalf.

We are a not for profit that provides the particle on set experience that young actors require to build their resume and find work in the industry.

Greg’s Treasure Map will go live on YouTube Sept 23 at 12:01 am. I am hoping to get 100,000 views in the first week.

  1. 1.U12 Boys Diving film is completed

  2. 2.A large Cast Zombie film Zombie Zone August 2024

  3. 3.Ghost of Thunder Lake in Pre production  2024

  4. 4.Lily’s Ghost Story

If you would like to support our new film projects and help the actors reach their goals please feel free to become a supporter. You can email me anytime and ask how .


Zombie Warriors feature film support

Outstanding Loan $-2240

Please support Ghost of Lake Opeongo Feature Film Project

Loan Outstanding $-2235

Christmas Tree Lot feature film Loan $-800

Please support the Girls feature film project. Currently in post production. Dec 1 2020 release.

  Loan -$600. Click Here!

Trees for Christmas

Trees for Christmas

The U12 Boys Diving Feature Film Project is now titled U12 Divers. The new title better represents the story line. We finished filming this summer and I am currently editing the film. I’m getting old and made a lot of mistakes making the film but I believe no one will notice once edited, Fix it in post as they say. U12 Divers

U12 Boys Diving

U12 Boys Diving

Sterling Johnston Films CA

News September 13, 2020

With the Covic 19 kicking around it’s very hard to line up actors to take Diving lessons for the U12 Boys Diving. The Diving Club has restarted diving lessons so hopefully the actors we already paid their diving lessons go back. We will also be casting some new actors for the film. Just email me if your son is interested in taking Diving Lessons for a year.  Update Myles Stevens has signed up for lessons and Evan Drake is planning to sign up.

Casting Call Boys age 8 to 13 interesting in one year of free Olympic dive training and working on the U12 Boys diving film please contact us as soon as possible. Diving lessons sign up deadline is Sept 30. 2020. Must live in Guelph,  Fergus,  Elora Kitchener, Waterloo Area.

Also we need to do some fundraising to buy a new replacement editing computer. Its amazing how crappy Mac  makes their computers now days. Ours is dead and we need a new one to edit films.

We are starting a new line up of productions. We have about 16 productions in the works. So we are reopening our casting calls to boys age 8 to 12. Just send me a quick email and we will set up a meeting.

Theses are trying times. Be safe everyone, Stay home and avoid large crowds.

News September 26 2020

Yikes what a week. I fell in a 40 foot deep pond with the broadcast camera and Evan jumped in to save me. We are now fundraising for a replacement camera and the boys diving lessons. Evan Drake is a hero in my books. Please support his Diving Lessons and his movie projects, Thank you for your support. U12 Boys Diving   Greg’s Treasure Map

Up Date Oct 2 2020

Thank You Kevin C. for helping out with the boys hockey video costs. $200

Thank You Michael B for helping out with the replacement camera $250

Thank You Ken S. for sponsoring Evan’s Fall Diving Lessons.

Thank You James M for sponsoring the boys diving lessons.

Thank you to Mathew R. U12 boys diving film $50 and $20 to Greg’s Treasure Map

Thank you to Mark P. $127.68 towards Evan’s Winter Diving lessons

October 26, 2020

A great big thank you to the Fergus Fusion Hockey team for making a donation to the new replacement video camera. $300. Thank you guys:)

Dec 1 2020

Trees for Christmas goes live on YouTube today at 4pm Toronto Canada Time. Our hope is to get 1000 people viewing the live premier feed of the film and then hopefully every one will watch it a second time so we get 2500 views in the first 24 hours of it going live. Thank you everyone for your support. Just click on the poster to your right and the film will pop up in a new window.

Dec 2 2020 Canceled do to Covid Lockdowns

We are introducing a new film project titled Over the Holidays starring Evan Drake, Jacob Beardmore and Aiden Johnston, The first draft of the script is done and I am now lining up possible filming dates and we start fundraising to make the film. For more information please CLICK HERE!

Dec 8 2020 Canceled do to Covid Lockdowns.

Please help Evan make his short film by making a contribution to help cover production costs.  JUST CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE FILM PROJECT PAGE

Update Dec 15, Wow! Thank you everyone. So far we have raised half the money needed to make the film. Lets reach our goal before Dec 30, 2020.

Press coverage for Zombie Warriors filming 2019

December 1 2022

All new QHR Report posted today at 4 pm . The Elora Christmas Parade hosted by Conan and Arlo. Also the divers are all signed u for the winter diving lessons for U12 Boys Diving. We will start fundraising for the Spring sessions in January 2023.  Greg’s Treasure Map is still in post production.

QHR Report Chad Cheadle interviewing HGTV’s Brain Beumler back stage at the Toronto home and garden show. 2014

QHR Reports Quinn and Henry interviewed by Nacy Richerds on CTV’s Noon News 2010

Evan Phillips Swim Zack Swim, Clear Cut interview on CTV News. 2002

Quinn & Henry Interview Comedian Rick Merrcer back stage at the Centre in the Square 2010

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Thank You

Links to new film productions

U12 Boys Diving Film

Zombie Zone 82’

Ghost of Thunder Lake

Lily’s Ghost Story

Swim Zack Swim

Clear Cut


Gone Tubing

The Great Scout Adventure

Echo Beach

The Greatest Joke Ever

Indian Warrior Ghost

Mystery of Ghost River

The Summer Project

Good Luck with That

Good Luck Chuck

The Winter Project

Scouts vs Aliens

Algonquin Canoe Trip

The Christmas Tree Lot

Zombie Warriors

Ghost of Lake Opeongo

Trees for Christmas

Greg’s Treasure Map

You Can’t Do That on Youtube

QHR Report


Posted July 13, 2022

Greg’s Treasure Map is now fully cast. A great big thank you goes out to everyone that auditioned for the film.

Ghost of Thunder Lake is now casting.

Zombie Zone 82 is now pushed to 2023. Please see casting for more info.

Posted July 19 2022

A great big thank you goes out to our first subscriber Gregory Cupec, I will be putting the names of subscribers on the film be ending credits and YouTube videos. Also to see videos early if possible. Also behind the scenes info and questions by email.

Posted August 18 2022

We have almost all of Greg’s Treasure Map Filmed. We just have one more day of filming. Then its onto editing like crazy to get it ready for a cast screening. The plan is to send it off to some film festively.

Posted Sept 12

The Boys Diving film in back into development. The first 3 actors are back in diving lessons for the film. Please support the actors diving lessons.

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Posted October 17, 2022

I would like to introduce our newest actor for the U12 Boys Diving Feature Film Project 11 year old Conan Bauer. He not only plays hockey and is an avid diver but he is also an actor . He writes films scripts. He is one very impressive kid. Please show him your support and make a donation to the U12 Boys Diving Film Project or the boys diving lessons. Every dollar counts.

Posted October 30, 2022

All new QHR Report starring Conan Bauer goes live Thursday Nov 3, at 4pm.

Conan also filmed an update video for the U12 Boys Diving Film Project.

Posted Nov, 9 2022

A great big thank you goes out to Bill Watson for his donation of $250 to help get us back up and running. I’m still in post production with a new completion deadline of December 1, 2022

In other news the pool want to rent for the next round of U12 Boys Diving lessons fundraiser videos is not currently renting out time. We will have to try again in January or try another pool.

Posted Dec 15, 2022

I have been working like crazy on the Greg’s Treasure Map edit. I have the first edit almost complete. Just need to add some ADR. I’m going to have a cast screening and get their feed back.

Greg’s Treasure Map has been completed and will be submitted to the Toronto International Film Festival, fingers crossed they screen it.

Well it’s 2023 and hopefully things get more back to normal around here. I have 4 features film projects in the works for this summer. Hopefully I can find all the actors to fill all the roles that are open. Please see our casting calls for more information.

Posted January 22. 2023

I’m gearing up for this summer films productions. The biggest film with the most work is the U12 Boys Diving Feature Film Project. It’s been vary hard to find any more actors willing to take diving lessons so I’m going to rewrite the script and maybe hirer kids that are already in diving lessons.

Casting Call

I have a very exciting opportunity for boys age 8 to 11 to take on supporting roles and background acting in the street hockey games, playground, birthday party and pool deck scenes in the U12 Boys Diving Feature Film Project.

One to two days on the set in the first two weeks of July. We will announce the filming dates as soon as the filming location s are booked.

No acting experience required.

Must be able to swim as we will be working in and around water.

Must have a parent or parent appointed guardian on location.

If you would like to set up a meeting to talk about the production please contact director Sterling Johnston email

Please check your junk mail folder if you haven’t got a reply in 24 hours.

Also casting Ghost of Thunder Lake and Zombie Zone 82’

Posted February 14,2023

We have a new feature film project in the works. Lily’s Ghost Story feature film project. The plan is to film in May and June after school and weekends . I have a casting call out for girls age 8 to 12. Parent or Parent appointed guardian must be on location. I’m currently planing the film script and should have it completed in a few weeks.

May 15, 2023

The U12 Boys Diving film starts filming very soon. Conan, Ezra, Wynston and Neo have been hard at work learning to dive. Michael Bednarski has taken over as Excutive producer and is covering the cost f the film. If you would like to help out by making a donation to the film project and you live in Canada, you can send a check payable to Sterling Johnston Box 96, Alma, Ontario, Canada N0B 1A0

Sept. 8, 2023

It was kind of a disappointing summer as we only got to film a simpler version of the U12 Divers film. Pool rental problems, had to find actors and the list goes on. Michael stepped up and cover the cost of the film making him the new executive producer of the film.  He also organized the only pool and pool time we could get. The Covid shut downs are still causing problems here with staff shortages at pools. I could not find any actors for Zombie Zone or Ghost of Thunder lake so those productions are moved to next year. The actor parents don’t seam to be interested in scary films currently so close to the big Covid scares. Maybe some happier film ideas may come into play next summer.