Art Squat Staff Writers



Johnny Otto is an award-winning Filmmaker, Artist and Animator living and working in the Los Angeles area since 1990. He grew up in a small town in Ontario, Canada, where he went to Film School and eventually taught the film lab. His awards are from Klasky-Csupo and Animation Magazine. He optioned his first screenplay to Joel Silver when he was 26.

After moving to Los Angeles, he optioned his first script to Joel Silver and began his journey as a Writer. He went on to write and direct two feature films, many shorts and music videos. He also produces several animated series including "Zombies, Whatever", Sean the Worm" and "Family Time Travel". Johnny has also written for LEFT BANK MAGAZINE an arts publication based out of Brooklyn where he interviewed Artists such as BLIKE ME, PETER MARS, WRDSMTH and many others.

Articles/Interviews

Svetlana Talabolina / Amber Christianson / Will Carsola / Bill Barminski / Charlotte Rose / Anna Carey / Matthew Wood / Christy Dyer / Camille Waldorf / Mia Orozco / Contaminator / Cotton Candy / Duel Diagnosis / Blek le Rat / Plastic Jesus / WRDSMTH / Meg Zany / Ishika Guha / Stephanie Cate / Billy Morrison / Laura Mullally / Julien Voss-Andreae / Phoebe Clemens / Mr.Morgellons / Annina Roescheisen / Deborah Lynn Irmas / Randy Focazio /



Julia Annabel Siedenburg, located in Los Angeles, is a writer, director and producer and overall lover of anything that you can call art. She was born and raised in a small town near Bremen, Germany. At a young age, movies were more than entertainment for her, she wondered and researched how they were produced, made, and who worked on them behind the scenes. Blooper reels and Making-of’s were a must.

So far, she had the opportunity to intern and work for companies such as Bold Films (Nightcrawler, Whipsplash) and the DeLaurentiis Company (Blue Velvet, Hannibal) at Universal Studios. She also PA’d on various projects, the most well known being the transformers Spin-off Bumblebee. On the side, she shoots and writes her own projects and is finishing up her Masters Degree at Mount Saint Mary’s University. Her short film ‘Sam’ was selected for several film festivals this year and her psychological thriller “Hide and Seek” as well as her artist documentary “B Like Me” will hit the festival circuit the end of this year and throughout 2021.

Articles/Interviews

Chris Ram / Ant Carver / Demonbabies / Eryn Brydon / Jessica Gabriella Jerskey / Jessica Sosa / Mamie Young / Mathew Laurence / Rawraffe / Shane Coffey, a.k.a CITIZNSHANE / Suitcase Joe / Zamiel Casul / Raul / Desert X / Tona / Ador / Alice Mizrachi / Anneli Brown / Carão / Sherry Cagan / Vanessa Rosa / Zack Stauffer / Juuri / 2 Live & Die in L.A. / Degrees of Separation / Autofuix / Brad Antifolk / Gideon / Hera Herakut / Matteo Meloni / Mr Cenz / Ralph Lazar / RugLif3 / Scott C / Snakebitartstudio / The Other Art Fair /



Laura Siebold is a writer, travel expert, and amateur photographer who lives in Los Angeles. Born in a small village close to Cologne, Germany, Laura craved to experience the vibrancy and diversity of city life at a young age. In her youth, she consumed countless novels, often deep into the night, switching the light back on after her parents had gone to bed. Writing her own stories, and poems, she found a creative outlet for her thoughts and ideas. From age 7, inspired by her grandfather’s unwavering interest in technology and her dad’s interest in photography and architecture, Laura started experimenting with different cameras, documenting family trips throughout Europe.

Articles/Interviews

Desert X / Christopher Petro / Daniel Morris / Gesa Neitzel / Jen Brennan / Leena Henningsen / Mike “the Poet” Sonksen / Morley / Raoul Döring / Sara & Rich Combs / Wael Elhalaby “Wael Violin” / 2 Live & Die in L.A. / Degrees of Separation / Gio Bertuccelli / Alexandra Carter / Vickie Chiang / Timothy Dévlin / Rachael Dobos / Naomi Haverland / Klaus Kersten / Alexandra Nechita / Nerone / RUN / Justine Serebrin / Kamilla Tolnø / The Other Art Fair / Cody The Creative / Ernie Steine / Gregg Chadwick / Jorge Algraves / Kevin Komadina / Lisa Paskel-Rees / Mark Ben Harris / Marta Solaz / Michael Hsiung / Stephanie Day-McGann / Taylor Smith / Vasundhara Singh / VWade King /









Rebecca Adele is a writer, photographer, and artist living in Los Angeles. Originally from the Bay Area, she moved to Southern California for college and graduated from CSU Channel Islands with a BA in English. Growing up, she was always very creative and interested in art as well as stories in books and movies. While in school, she began drafting and writing short stories as well as poetry. Her stories, poems, and photography have been lucky enough to be published in literary blogs and journals such as, InParentheses, Sad Girls Club Literary Blog, Poets' Choice, Periphery Art & Literary Journal, and more. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys co-hosting and recording her film podcast, The Totally Inexpert, Expert Film Podcast, where they discuss films and TV shows they've watched for the first time. Hoping to write a book one day, she continues to create and draw inspiration from the people and art around her.




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