Johnny Hickey is an actor and filmmaker from Boston, Mass. He's known for violently gritty films, that portray the drug epidemic in perspectives from dark twisted realities, to based on true events.
Boston native Johnny Hickey morphed from street bandit, to award winning film maker and actor. In the recent years, his feature-length opiate tragedy film, "Oxy Morons", had a successful two-month test screening at Showcase Cinemas in New England, where it placed second in the theater's box-office sales in its first week of showing against eighteen studio films. Moving on from there it's distribution had a successful Netflix home for eighteen months with well over 200,000 (praised reviews). Oxy Morons currently finds its homes on Amazon Prime VOD Platform as well as Xfinity On Demand Comcast Cable TV reaching over 30 Million Nationwide.
Hickey was a field producer for Vanguard correspondent Mariana Van Zeller on the part two of "The Oxycontin Express" which claimed a Peabody award. The Current TV team had already started to investigate opiate subculture around Greater Boston, but hit a wall in accessing the underworld where pills are sold and trafficked. Hickey agreed to assist. In the least, he could help sound alarms about the epidemic his first feature was torn from. Mainstream media regards Hickey as one of Boston's most colorful characters — that's vividly illustrated in the Vanguard documentary.
Hickey took on the position of director for fight choreography in the 2018 released MMA action film "Blood Circus", which he also helped produce and act in. Johnny is currently in post production with Sugar Studios L.A. on his second feature film "Habitual" starring MTV's Chris "CT" Tamburello. Johnny is in pre production with his story "Shopper" written by Greg Meadows and in pre-production with Sugar Studio Productions along with VFX Executive Producer Scott Michelson.