Johnny K. Wu

Johnny K. Wu

A native Clevelander raised in Central America, Johnny K. Wu is an award-winning producer, director and editor for over 25 years.  H earned his MBA from Cleveland State University specializing in marketing and branding.

Johnny is fluent in Chinese, Spanish and English.  His media/event production company Media Design Imaging was founded in 1998 with a combined of 60+ years of experience, providing video and event producing to non and for profit corporates, small businesses and filmmaking community.

He is well known and respected within the Asian Pacific American community in Ohio, having served as President of OCAGC (Organization of Chinese Americans in Greater Cleveland).  He is one of three co-founders of the Cleveland Asian Festival which draws 50,000 people to Cleveland’s AsiaTown and has produced the event since inception in 2010.

Johnny Wu with Mustard at Cleveland Asian Festival

Johnny is recognized and respected by other ethnic cultural groups as the Producer for the Cleveland Cultural Gardens’ One World Day since 2015.

Johnny Wu promoting One World Day with Kenny Crumpton

Johnny K. Wu is one of the few pioneers in engaging talents/skills in Cleveland’s independent filmmakers’ industry. In October 2003, he founded the monthly Cleveland IndieClub to provide a voice for local visual artists to showcase their work and visions, IndieClub was a national movement with meet up at numerous cities, and Cleveland is now the oldest running group.

 As a filmmaker, Wu has 14+ feature films successfully distributed worldwide since 2005. He has given workshops and talk about filmmaking, marketing, branding, producing and distribution at several conventions including Wizard World Cleveland, FanExpo Cleveland, Horror Hotel Film Festival and Convention IndieGathering Film Festival and Convention for over 10 years, also provided lectures at CES and NAB in Las Vegas.

He has provided insights and consultation in branding and marketing to nonprofits and small businesses as well as a known film/producing figure in social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Clubhouse. Wu owns a YouTube channel where he does product reviews and interviews with many prominent producers in the country.  Wu also has done numerous speaking engagements at universities, conventions and festivals on topic related to Asian culture and diversity.

Johnny K. Wu

Johnny’s recent scifi-action feature Wu Lin The Society, has signed for distribution while still winning awards (over 24). He’s latest documentary History of Cleveland’s Chinatown is currently screening at many festivals in Cleveland including showing at WKYC and WVIZ, while winning awards including a Telly. Wu currently in post-production of his latest action thriller Bullets, Brothers and Blood, expected to premiere in early 2024. In his spare time, he loves to watch movies, eat different cuisines and sleep.

Johnny K. Wu currently sits as an executive board member of St. Clair Superior Development Corp, member of the International Task Force for Cleveland Museum of Art, WKYC Community Council Member, City of Cleveland Consumer Affairs Community Board, VP of Communications for OCA Cleveland Chapter, Ambassador and more. He is an inductee into two Martial Arts Halls of Fame, and an inductee of the International Indie Filmmakers Hall of Fame.

The April 23, 2024 induction event at Windows on the River was a sell out with 500 people in attendance.

Johnny Wu was inducted by Margaret Wong. Over 50 years ago, award-winning practicing immigration lawyer Margaret Wong started her firm after years of adversity. She was born in Hong Kong and founded Margaret W. Wong & Associates, LLC, which began with a single desk rented for $25 and is now one of the nation’s premier immigration law firms with offices in nine cities. She is an immigrant, a self-starter and a proud businesswoman.

Here is the video of entire Cleveland International Hall of Fame ceremony. You can jump to about 1:37:11 to watch Johnny Wu being inducted by Margaret Wong.

Enjoy these images of Johnny Wu from the Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Russ Mitcehll introduces Margaret Wong
Margaret Wong inducting Johnny Wu
Margaret Wong inducts Johnny Wu
Margaret Wong and Johnny Wu
Johnny Wu Hall of Fame acceptance speech
Anjan Ghose, Dan Monroe, Ying Pu and
Margaret Wong watching Johnny Wu speak
Margaret Wong, Johnny Wu and Lisa and Wayne Wong
Eddie Ni Table
Li Wah Table
Johnny Wu Table
Johnny Wu and friends
Li Wah Table
Ethiopian leader Aklilu Demessie
with Johnny Wu and Bill Franklin
Johnny Wu friends selfie
Li Wah/Asia Plaza
Johnny Wu and Nick Mulbach
Johnny Wu and Nada Martinovic
Johnny Wu and Anthony Yen
Johnny Wu and friends
Johnny K. Wu in the Hall of Fame

Congratulations Johnny!