Nancy Johnson was born in 1947 in the Kirkland Lake District of Northern Ontario,. As a child she showed a great propensity for the arts and theatre. Educated at the University of Western Ontario, Nancy earned her BA in History in 1969. She hoped to get into the field of communications with her degree. It was her flair for the dramatic that allowed her to secure a position in the Promotion department at CFPL television station. At this time it was quite uncommon for women to have prominent positions in the television, radio and newspaper departments, as it was considered to be a “man’s world.” Nancy married Mark McCurdy, her co-worker in 1977, and they had three children: Christina, Eileen and Matthew. Together they founded Lockwood Films Inc. in London, Ontario. It was a great success, and they created several award winning films including “Doctor Women: The Life and Times of Dr. Elizabeth Bagshaw.” In 1995 she was given the Woman of Distinction Award for the City of London., because of her strong belief in herself and passion to create helped her to never give up on her dream.