John’s been directing since the age of 12, shooting silent films with an 8mm camera inherited from his Dad. Droves of commercials followed post NBCUniversal where he wrote and directed countless award-winning spots that all looked fantastic and made people happy. His first movie was “The Marine,” an action comedy that looked fantastic and made other people money.
As a commercial director, John has forged a successful career specializing in comedy and visual story telling. His background as an agency creative, his instincts as a filmmaker, and his acute eye for casting have provided a solid foundation for his award winning content, both branded and otherwise. He values production design, visual effects and harbors a deep appreciation of editors.
John has written and directed everything from Super Bowl spots to multi-platform campaigns for FOX, ABC, NBC, HGTV, Discovery, Science Channel, Bravo and many more. He has directed several of the world’s top athletes along with powerful ads for high profile brands including BMW, Mercury, Range Rover, DirectTV, Subway, Nissan, Turbo Tax, Papa John’s, Unilever, American Express, PEPSI, Pep Boys, Hasbro, Mercedes, Nissan, Chevy and PEPSI just to name a few… or way too many.
John is currently working on a slate of longer format stories in the form of TV series and screenplays. With any luck one of those projects will earn a paragraph on what he calls “his unnecessarily long Bio page.”