Rusty has over 30 years experience. His specialty is low profile "run and gun shooting" of cultures, people, and wildlife in Third World countries and potentially dangerous areas where aquiring quick contacts and blending in is paramount to getting the best content. He is a firm believer that the more you "fly under the radar" of looking like a hired camerman the most organic, original, and spontanious content will surround you.

Watch his reels and contact him with any questions or assignments.   Rusty@RustyJohnson.tv

With Rusty's experience traveling and networking (internationally and domestically), he is very beneficial to productions that need to accommodate shoots with quick, solid connections, and a mover and shaker.  And his experience as a speaker at educational institutions and writing makes him very well versed in researching content for adventure, exploration, wildlife, environmantal, cultural, and third world focused productions.

Rusty Johnson is at home in the unknown.   On a whim he took a 3,000 mile trek through 5 countries in southern Africa, then flew to the West Indies to film an active volcano twice.  He is a jungle guide with over 25 solo expeditions to the Amazon, and at the age of 19 he was the youngest person to have hand raised an endangered Andean condor, which was 1 of only 10 condors privately possessed in the United States. 

 

He is the originator, star, and Consulting Producer of Travel Channel's Hotel Amazon, and is the author of a book entitled The Twilight of the Wild (Foreword written by Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom). Rusty has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Today Show, and free flew a trained hawk on The Late Show with David Letterman 14-stories high over 49th street in Manhattan.  Rusty even free flew an African eagle in the ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria. 

 

He has consulted for National Geographic Television's HOOKED, the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, DATELINE, Reader's Digest "Must See Places on Earth" DVD series and he has filmed on the island of Kauai for the documentary series Cosmic Journeys. He has also presented over 3,000 speeches at educational institutions including Princeton University, Rutgers University, and The Explorers Club where he was one of the youngest people ever inducted into the prestigious club. Oh......,and he graduated high school with a 2nd grade reading level.

Battling with Dyslexia and ADD, Rusty's daily life has been a breeding ground for the unknown.  With a constant barrage of challenges always facing him he was forced to learn to love, embrace, and thrive on the unknown just out of pure survival.  After graduating high school by the skin of his teeth, he was at a crossroads. Does he continue to struggle through more years of academia or fling himself into the world and try to "build the jet engine while in flight" to make something of himself.  The choice was simple, off into the world he went never to look back.

Rusty Johnson is at home in the unknown.   On a whim he took a 3,000 mile trek through 5 countries in southern Africa, then flew to the West Indies to film an active volcano twice.  He is a jungle guide with over 25 solo expeditions to the Amazon, and at the age of 19 he was the youngest person to have hand raised an endangered Andean condor, which was 1 of only 10 condors privately possessed in the United States. 

 

He is the originator, star, and Consulting Producer of Travel Channel's Hotel Amazon, and is the author of a book entitled The Twilight of the Wild (Foreword written by Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom). Rusty has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Today Show, and free flew a trained hawk on The Late Show with David Letterman 14-stories high over 49th street in Manhattan.  Rusty even free flew an African eagle in the ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria. 

 

He has consulted for National Geographic Television's HOOKED, the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, DATELINE, Reader's Digest "Must See Places on Earth" DVD series and he has filmed on the island of Kauai for the documentary series Cosmic Journeys. He has also presented over 3,000 speeches at educational institutions including Princeton University, Rutgers University, and The Explorers Club where he was one of the youngest people ever inducted into the prestigious club. Oh......,and he graduated high school with a 2nd grade reading level.

Battling with Dyslexia and ADD, Rusty's daily life has been a breeding ground for the unknown.  With a constant barrage of challenges always facing him he was forced to learn to love, embrace, and thrive on the unknown just out of pure survival.  After graduating high school by the skin of his teeth, he was at a crossroads. Does he continue to struggle through more years of academia or fling himself into the world and try to "build the jet engine while in flight" to make something of himself.  The choice was simple, off into the world he went never to look back.

Rusty Johnson is at home in the unknown.   On a whim he took a 3,000 mile trek through 5 countries in southern Africa, then flew to the West Indies to film an active volcano twice.  He is a jungle guide with over 25 solo expeditions to the Amazon, and at the age of 19 he was the youngest person to have hand raised an endangered Andean condor, which was 1 of only 10 condors privately possessed in the United States. 

 

He is the originator, star, and Consulting Producer of Travel Channel's Hotel Amazon, and is the author of a book entitled The Twilight of the Wild (Foreword written by Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom). Rusty has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Today Show, and free flew a trained hawk on The Late Show with David Letterman 14-stories high over 49th street in Manhattan.  Rusty even free flew an African eagle in the ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria. 

 

He has consulted for National Geographic Television's HOOKED, the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, DATELINE, Reader's Digest "Must See Places on Earth" DVD series and he has filmed on the island of Kauai for the documentary series Cosmic Journeys. He has also presented over 3,000 speeches at educational institutions including Princeton University, Rutgers University, and The Explorers Club where he was one of the youngest people ever inducted into the prestigious club. Oh......,and he graduated high school with a 2nd grade reading level.

Battling with Dyslexia and ADD, Rusty's daily life has been a breeding ground for the unknown.  With a constant barrage of challenges always facing him he was forced to learn to love, embrace, and thrive on the unknown just out of pure survival.  After graduating high school by the skin of his teeth, he was at a crossroads. Does he continue to struggle through more years of academia or fling himself into the world and try to "build the jet engine while in flight" to make something of himself.  The choice was simple, off into the world he went never to look back.

Rusty Johnson is at home in the unknown.   On a whim he took a 3,000 mile trek through 5 countries in southern Africa, then flew to the West Indies to film an active volcano twice.  He is a jungle guide with over 25 solo expeditions to the Amazon, and at the age of 19 he was the youngest person to have hand raised an endangered Andean condor, which was 1 of only 10 condors privately possessed in the United States. 

 

He is the originator, star, and Consulting Producer of Travel Channel's Hotel Amazon, and is the author of a book entitled The Twilight of the Wild (Foreword written by Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom). Rusty has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Today Show, and free flew a trained hawk on The Late Show with David Letterman 14-stories high over 49th street in Manhattan.  Rusty even free flew an African eagle in the ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria. 

 

He has consulted for National Geographic Television's HOOKED, the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, DATELINE, Reader's Digest "Must See Places on Earth" DVD series and he has filmed on the island of Kauai for the documentary series Cosmic Journeys. He has also presented over 3,000 speeches at educational institutions including Princeton University, Rutgers University, and The Explorers Club where he was one of the youngest people ever inducted into the prestigious club. Oh......,and he graduated high school with a 2nd grade reading level.

Battling with Dyslexia and ADD, Rusty's daily life has been a breeding ground for the unknown.  With a constant barrage of challenges always facing him he was forced to learn to love, embrace, and thrive on the unknown just out of pure survival.  After graduating high school by the skin of his teeth, he was at a crossroads. Does he continue to struggle through more years of academia or fling himself into the world and try to "build the jet engine while in flight" to make something of himself.  The choice was simple, off into the world he went never to look back.

Rusty Johnson is at home in the unknown.   On a whim he took a 3,000 mile trek through 5 countries in southern Africa, then flew to the West Indies to film an active volcano twice.  He is a jungle guide with over 25 solo expeditions to the Amazon, and at the age of 19 he was the youngest person to have hand raised an endangered Andean condor, which was 1 of only 10 condors privately possessed in the United States. 

 

He is the originator, star, and Consulting Producer of Travel Channel's Hotel Amazon, and is the author of a book entitled The Twilight of the Wild (Foreword written by Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom). Rusty has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Today Show, and free flew a trained hawk on The Late Show with David Letterman 14-stories high over 49th street in Manhattan.  Rusty even free flew an African eagle in the ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria. 

 

He has consulted for National Geographic Television's HOOKED, the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, DATELINE, Reader's Digest "Must See Places on Earth" DVD series and he has filmed on the island of Kauai for the documentary series Cosmic Journeys. He has also presented over 3,000 speeches at educational institutions including Princeton University, Rutgers University, and The Explorers Club where he was one of the youngest people ever inducted into the prestigious club. Oh......,and he graduated high school with a 2nd grade reading level.

Battling with Dyslexia and ADD, Rusty's daily life has been a breeding ground for the unknown.  With a constant barrage of challenges always facing him he was forced to learn to love, embrace, and thrive on the unknown just out of pure survival.  After graduating high school by the skin of his teeth, he was at a crossroads. Does he continue to struggle through more years of academia or fling himself into the world and try to "build the jet engine while in flight" to make something of himself.  The choice was simple, off into the world he went never to look back.

Rusty Johnson is at home in the unknown.   On a whim he took a 3,000 mile trek through 5 countries in southern Africa, then flew to the West Indies to film an active volcano twice.  He is a jungle guide with over 25 solo expeditions to the Amazon, and at the age of 19 he was the youngest person to have hand raised an endangered Andean condor, which was 1 of only 10 condors privately possessed in the United States. 

 

He is the originator, star, and Consulting Producer of Travel Channel's Hotel Amazon, and is the author of a book entitled The Twilight of the Wild (Foreword written by Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom). Rusty has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Today Show, and free flew a trained hawk on The Late Show with David Letterman 14-stories high over 49th street in Manhattan.  Rusty even free flew an African eagle in the ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria. 

 

He has consulted for National Geographic Television's HOOKED, the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, DATELINE, Reader's Digest "Must See Places on Earth" DVD series and he has filmed on the island of Kauai for the documentary series Cosmic Journeys. He has also presented over 3,000 speeches at educational institutions including Princeton University, Rutgers University, and The Explorers Club where he was one of the youngest people ever inducted into the prestigious club. Oh......,and he graduated high school with a 2nd grade reading level.

Battling with Dyslexia and ADD, Rusty's daily life has been a breeding ground for the unknown.  With a constant barrage of challenges always facing him he was forced to learn to love, embrace, and thrive on the unknown just out of pure survival.  After graduating high school by the skin of his teeth, he was at a crossroads. Does he continue to struggle through more years of academia or fling himself into the world and try to "build the jet engine while in flight" to make something of himself.  The choice was simple, off into the world he went never to look back.