Zimmerhands Films is a Dublin based film production company, that has produced a number of award winning short films since it was established by Charlo Johnson in 2014. Preparations are under way for Zimmerhands first feature film. 


SOBER MINDS is an award winning autobiographical short documentary that casts some light on the therapeutic benefits of urban wildlife through breathtaking photography and powerful anecdotes.

SOBER MINDS had its World Premiere at the Oscar and BAFTA qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival. The Irish Premiere took place at Fingal Film Festival with an outdoor screening at Swords Castle. Following screenings at DocUtah International Documentary Film Festival and Tacoma Film Festival, it was nominated for Best Short Documentary at Kinsale Shark Awards before winning Best Short Documentary at Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival.


GONE VIRAL is an award winning short documentary that tells the story of two Irish mental health nurses who entertain millions of people worldwide with comedic 6-second short videos.

GONE VIRAL premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2016 and subsequently screened at a number of Oscar qualifying film festivals including Edmonton International Film Festival and Traverse City Film Festival. It picked up awards at a number of festivals including Portsmouth Internaitonal Film Festival. It also received a nationwide theatrical release in IMC cinemas, featured on Aer Lingus In Flight Entertainment and RTE Shortscreen.


POSITIVE DISCRIMINATION is an award winning impactful short film in which a selfless student turns to prostitution in an attempt to afford the rent before experiencing an explosive encounter with an elderly member of the community.

This short film went down well with certain critics who described it as being “absolutely top notch”and “absorbing to watch”.  With a budget of a few hundred euros, this short played at more than 20 film festivals, picking up a couple of awards and nominations in Ireland and the US.