SLIDESHOW: Recent Work




narrative & doc


coming soon:

experimental & dance


New Feature "Stalemate" is Now Complete


"Stalemate", John's third narrative feature, is now complete and festival applications have begun. The film takes place on three levels of reality, telling one woman’s story on different layers of narrative and weaving through multiple interpretations of truth and fictional representation. The film portrays the unraveling of a relationship as a story within a story within a story moving interchangeably between a reverse and forward chronology of events. The broken and convoluted narrative represents the mirror of a mind coping with emotional stress—the lies and fictions we create on top of our own realities in order to cope with pain and loss.


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New Dance Film
"Surface Tension" Now Available Free Online


A man falls asleep, questioning, summoning…memory drifts into dream. Searching for understanding, answers are elusive, figures of the past move about in silence. He engages and observes these figures, striving towards resolution, ultimately yielding clarity which allows movement back into the flow of life.


Originally commissioned by the dance film website Dances Made to Order, the full short film is now available on Vimeo to view for free.


View the film here


Documentary Short "Staying On My Feet"
Now Available Online


John was DP on this short doc that was recently completed by London-based filmmaker Ivy Jelisavac. Ivy met the subject, Stascia Lynne, online through a fitness website and was inspired by her story, so inspired that at age 21 she decided to come to America and New York City alone and for the first time to make this project. All connections were made and all fundraising was done online, and we shot it in 5 days. John worked as a one-person crew on a Canon 5D Mark II using the Technicolor CineStyle profile and Nikon primes, and the footage was graded and edited in Germany.


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