John recently completed the feature documentary MISHA VERSUS MOSCOW. Selected for the prestigious 2009 Toronto Documentary Forum, the film explores the repercussions for Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili of his countryís disastrous 2008 war against Russia.
Johnís previous film YOGA, INC. a feature documentary he wrote, produced and directed, examined the clash of spiritualism and capitalism within the yoga industry. Selected to pitch at the 2004 Paley DocFest and 2005 AIDC, the film premiered at the esteemed Hot Docs Documentary Festival and has since been broadcast and seen at festivals worldwide. In 2008 Penguin, Canada published Johnís first book, YOGA, INC., based on his documentary.
Johnís debut feature doc RUDYLAND, which he also wrote, produced, directed (with Matthew Carnahan) and edited, was acquired by HBO and premiered on Cinemax in January 2003. Narrated by Susan Sarandon, the film won Best Documentary at the Fort Myers Film Festival and was an official selection of the Amsterdam, Hollywood and Mill Valley Film Festivals.
John has written and is developing two narrative projects, THE IT KID, a black comedy he cowrote (with Steve Curley) and plans to direct, and HILLTOWN an hour-long dramedy series about a 7-year old boy and his mother living in a commune in the late sixties. John also continues to produce numerous award-winning educational documentaries and multimedia.
Previously, John served as both New York editor of Austrailian GQ magazine and North American correspondent for Channel Seven Australia, working with such talent as George Clooney, Howard Stern and Quentin Tarantino. He also wrote and produced two short films and two off-broadway plays. John grew up in Adelaide, Austrailia, and now lives in Brooklyn with his wife, two ridiculously adorable sons and luminous daughter.