Tamara Johnston McMahon [imdb] [ ] PRODUCER

Tamara Johnston McMahon is a founding partner of Anti-Body, LLC, a skincare company that supports women in Togo, Africa, by purchasing fair trade and promoting fair trading practices. Together with her twin sister, Shelby, and brother-in-law, Steven, she is active in and a spokesperson for the growing international movement of fair trade.

Johnston joined the producing team of Burning Heart Films in 2004 where, with principal Lauralee Farrer, she is a producer of film projects such as the award-winning documentary Laundry and Tosca (2004), the feature length documentary The Fair Trade—of which Johnston is also the subject (2007); and the narrative feature Praying the Hours (2008). Her history in relationship with Farrer extends back over fifteen years and includes various theater, film, print, and other media pairings with socially conscious endeavors. Her experience in filmmaking began with assisting Jack Hafer of Boulevard Pictures (To End All Wars) and then as assistant to ImageMovers producing partner Robert Zemeckis and Steve Starkey on Matchstick Men, The Polar Express, Monster House, Last Holiday, and Beowulf.

Johnston's passion for conscious living spurred involvement in independent producing experiences including third screen episodes for TreeHugger TV, Anti-Body Skincare, and a documentary currently in preproduction on the AIDS crisis, for producing partner Heifer International. Johnston has taught video production, is a professional photographer, and public speaker. She graduated Magna Cum Laud with a degree in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California.

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