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Hollywoodland Oct 25 2016


Our sci-fi drama NEW will screen November 3 at the historic (formerly Grauman’s) Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard! It kicks off a whole evening of short films presented by the Hollyshorts Film Festival. As the writer and director I’ll be … Continue reading

With a bang! Mar 23 2016


NEW played its last film festival a few weeks ago, part of the Pensacon Comic Con in Pensacola, Florida… and won the jury prize for best short film! This trophy recently arrived in the mail. A nice way to wrap … Continue reading

Thousands of Eyes On Us Dec 13 2015


Our sci-fi short film NEW debuted online November 2, and the response has been very gratifying indeed. As I write this post, we’re coming up on our 15,000th view. For a three-day period in early November, we were clocking around … Continue reading

Now playing on an internet near you! Nov 2 2015


After festival dates in the US and UK, and snagging a “Critic’s Choice” award at FilmFest Twain Harte, my latest film NEW is now online and free to view! NEW is a 16-minute drama about an elderly couple restored to … Continue reading

The perks Aug 9 2015


At long last the discs and other perks are in hand. Donors, watch your mailboxes! And, I thank you for your patience. The discs are beautiful, and loaded with extras, and I hope you’ll agree they were worth the wait. … Continue reading

Me talk pretty about crowdfunding Mar 26 2015


So I’ll be at Petaluma Community Access TV tonight; they’ve asked me to give a talk about crowdfunding for filmmakers. I’m not claiming to be an expert on crowdfunding, but I am crackerjack at Googling things. That’s how I learned … Continue reading

Desirable objects Feb 8 2015

At last, the long-awaited Blu-Rays and DVDs of NEW are coming together. I’m really pretty excited about that the package we’re assembling. In addition to the film itself, we’re throwing in a ton of bonus material: visual effects demos, production … Continue reading

November’s gonna be crazy! Oct 12 2014


Crazy for me, that is. But it will offer the public six chances to see NEW on the big screen. So get your tickets! Here’s how it all breaks down: . . . NOVEMBER 8: CRYONICS CONVENTION in LAUGHLIN, NV. … Continue reading

A trophy from gold country Sep 13 2014


Over the recent Labor Day weekend, Sheila and I had the pleasure of attending Film Fest Twain Harte, up in California’s gold country. This was NEW’s U.S. premiere, and our first chance to see the film on the big screen … Continue reading

My Work

Films

NEW

Would you buy a one-way ticket to the future? Continue reading

La vie d’un chien (The Life of a Dog)

My award winning sci-fi/comedy short. Apologies to the late Chris Marker. Continue reading

The Story of Sputnik

For anyone who misses the cold war. Starring veteran SF Bay Area comedian Mike Meehan. Continue reading

Scripts

Occupant

A feature-length screenplay. Apocalyptic sci-fi/horror. Well-reviewed at triggerstreet.com, except for the guy who said “this went way beyond my taste.” Continue reading

The Sensitivity Program

Reviving the women-in-prison genre with a smart original twist. Winner, best sci-fi screenplay, Austin Film Festival. Continue reading

Gigs

Picture a Better Future

It was an honor to script this fundraiser video for the Sonoma County YWCA. Beautifully realized by Santa Rosa’s VideoBrite Productions.

Harvest Day

I scripted, shot, directed and edited this one, for Woodland, California’s Culinary Farms. Produced by Armstrong Associates.

Inside QKA: Building for Education

Scripted, edited and designed the motion graphics to showcase the work of Santa Rosa architecture firm QKA. Produced by Armstrong Associates.

John H.