In 2012 Amy Jo stepped behind the camera to begin her career as a filmmaker. Her first three short films have won numerous awards such as the Audience Choice Award at the 2013 WIFT-Toronto Short Film Showcase, the Jury Award at the 2013 Toronto Independent Film Festival, Best Canadian Short Film in the 2013 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, and Best Comedy in the 2014 Toronto International Short Film Festival. Amy Jo has also received The Shelly Award for women filmmakers at the 2013 Long Island Film Festival.
Amy Jo has also been critically recognized for her screenwriting. Her first screenplay, "Crazier Than You”, won the 2012 Blacktie Screenplay Competition at the Long Island Film Festival, and placed 3rd in the 2013 Write Brothers Screenplay Competition at the Canada International Film Festival. Johnson has recently wrapped picture on her debut feature film “The Space Between” which was shepherded through the Canadian Film Centre Producers program, with producer in resident Jessica Adams. The film was named project of the year by Indiewire.com in 2015.