Everyone has a story to tell


Tri-Seven Pictures is a Production Services & Consulting company founded by husband and wife producing team D.K. and Katherine Johnston in 2008. The duo first began collaborating on audio and video editing projects in 2006 in Anchorage, Alaska, and later developed their style and skill after relocating to Los Angeles, CA in 2007.  Tri-Seven Pictures has since produced numerous award winning short films and various new media and beind-the-scenes content. Recently expanding into their first feature film "Army & Coop." While in Los Angeles D.K. attended an MFA program at New York Film Academy as a writer/director while Katherine began working as an independent producer and casting assistant.

In 2010 Tri-Seven returned to Alaska due in part to the Alaska Film/Television Tax Incentive Program. The two would later establish www.alaskafilmmakers.com in 2011 helping to develop events like Open Projector Night and Solstice Showcase in collaboration with the Alaska Film Forum. All working to make the Tri-Seven Pictures name and logo a recognized entity throughout Alaska and associated production communities.

Professionally D.K. established himself as one of Alaska’s leading Assistant Directors and Production Managers. His work has taken him all over the Alaska, up and down the west coast and central United States working on feature films, commercials, political campaigns and reality television. Katherine has continued working in marketing and development for non-profit organizations. Most recently heading up her own event planning business Hey Girl Events.

Of course narrative storytelling remains the main priority for both D.K. and Katherine.     Tri-Seven Pictures continues to produce award winning films and promotion material year after year. Each project featuring both established and up and coming directors and on-screen talent. Each story exploring new genres and expanding the company’s portfolio.

To date Tri-Seven Pictures continues to build a strong network of professional storytellers from all over the country. Today D.K. and Katherine are looking forward to expanding their production base into the continental U.S. as they settle into their new home in Denver, Colorado. Everyone has a story to tell and Tri-Seven Pictures is here to help bring your ideas from concept to final product. Only question is…what’s your story?

D.K. Johnston

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D.K. Johnston has been studying film production since he received his first camcorder at age 9. Over the last decade he has taken part in the production of several feature length projects, numerous short films, reality programming and commercial productions all over the central and western United States. In 2009 D.K. received his MFA in Film Production from New York Film Academy. There he studied directing and screenwriting for film and television, and worked to write and direct several films under the Tri-Seven Pictures banner.

In 2010 D.K. returned to Alaska working around the state on various national and international productions as a full time Producer and Assistant Director. D.K. also worked with the Anchorage School District, and in-state Universities to help develop and promote educational resources for aspiring filmmakers. In 2015 D.K. was selected as one of Alaska’s Top 40 Under 40 of 2015 by the Alaska Journal of Commerce. See the full list HERE.

D.K. currently splits his time between Los Angeles and Denver along with his wife Katie and their two dogs Charlie and Dublin. He remains a founding board member of Alaska Filmmakers and sits on the board of the Colorado Film & Video Association (CFVA). If you are looking for a hard working, organized and positive member of your production team D.K. and Tri-Seven Pictures are ready to work for you!

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Originally from Colorado, Katherine entered the state of Alaska in 1997. Attended high school in Kenai during which she showed great interest and talent for radio production and advertising.  Katherine hosted her own radio program and helped organize several events for local community organizations before relocating to Anchorage to attend the University of Alaska Anchorage. There she studied Journalism, Public Relations, and Disaster Management. Katherine also studied broadcast communications while working directly for the UAA Journalism Department.

After school she worked as an event planner for several non-profit organizations, and as an independent audio & video producer. After a spending time working in Los Angeles as a casting assistant she and D.K. relocated back to Anchorage in 2010 with their company Tri-Seven Pictures. Her marketing and organizational skills were then put to work with Morris Communications’ Alaska Magazine and Milepost, and later as head of Communications and events with Hope Community Resources. Today, in addition to her duties at Tri-Seven, Katherine is the co-founder of Hey Girl Events, and continues working as a freelance marketing and social media consultant.

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