Aaron Johnson was one of many celebrities to be honored at this year’s 365 McDonald’s Black Awards. The 14-year-old filmmaker was recognized for his hard work and dedication in the fields of production and community service.


If one had to sum up Aaron’s life thus far in one word, it would be determination. This 14-year-old began his production trails at the tender age of nine on an Acer computer. The young star used Windows Movie Maker software to edit his short clips, and later progressed to using more advanced programs such as Adobe Premier CS6 and Final Pro X. Aaron was so skilled in his craft that his parents decided to help him start his production company shortly after enrolling him in a magnet school at the age of 12. Johnson surpassed his peers while at the school by being an upstanding honor roll student.

To date, Aaron has created several clips for churches and other organizations. He has also won an award for his hit film Lost, which does a good job of depicting despair. Aaron recently discovered his passion for music videos, and has worked with various artists including Dontrell and Betty Wright.

You can see the teen accept his award when the 363 McDonald’s Black Awards airs on Sunday, August 23, 2015 and on August 30, 2015 on BET. Learn more about Aaron Johnson on his website.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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