Mom & Dad's Nipple Factory


The Main 1 Sun, Apr 23, 2023 5:00 PM
The Main 2 Tue, Apr 25, 2023 7:00 PM
The Main 1 Thu, Apr 27, 2023 4:00 PM
The Main 1 Mon, May 1, 2023 7:00 PM
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Programs:New American Visions
Minnesota Made
Release Year:2023
Runtime:81 min
Print Source:Visit Films
Health & Wellness
Science & Technology
Best of Fest
Producer:Noah Lang
Jason Cohen
Cinematographer:Scott Regan
Composer:Crystal Mangano


Best of Fest Encore Screening

When director Justinsuperstar’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, his father, an inveterate inventor, crafted a prosthetic nipple that impressed all of their medical staff. But mom and dad’s business is a bit of an embarrassment for this conservative couple, and is kept under wraps until their little secret is discovered.

In Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Brian and Randi Johnson are your pretty typical conservative Christian family. With perhaps one exception: Brian is a serial entrepreneur inventing and inventing and inventing new gadgets, partly to make money and partly to satisfy his endless curiosity. But when Randi is diagnosed with breast cancer and endures a unilateral mastectomy, she is dissatisfied with the prosthetics available. So what is Brian to do but secretly create custom nipples for her that impresses even her cancer team. From there, a successful business is launched, with hardly anyone in the family, let alone their community, knowing, until one of the sons-in-law accidentally stumbles on a sample nipple where the towels were supposed to be. With this revelation, mom and dad opened up to their son, director Justinsuperstar, and the result is this charming and heartfelt documentary.

Director Biography

Justin Johnson, who goes by Justinsuperstar, is an Emmy-winning filmmaker who grew up in Wisconsin but now resides in Minneapolis. He is known for being one of the first video bloggers, and directed Double Digits: The Story of a Neighborhood Movie Star (2015) and Mom & Dad’s Nipple Factory (2023).