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Hey, I'm John!

I'm a director and screenwriter in Seattle. My short films include HELLO, starring Eric Stoltz and Susanna Thompson, and my feature documentary MADE IN CHINA debuted on the Documentary Channel. PHOEBE’S FATHER, an indie feature I directed, premiered at the NYC Independent Film Festival.  My latest feature, BROWN’S CANYON, crowdfunded successfully on Seed&Spark and will debut in the fall of 2017.  I'm having a blast directing a new web series called CUDDLE with an amazing team - it's launching in 2018.  
More at www.trythisfilms.com

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Endless Light

Fairbanks Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Returning home, a bipolar woman attempts to decipher her brother's suicide through occult intervention with Alaska's wilderness.

101%

This project got the green light!

White Crow

Los Angeles Feature
Mystery, Thriller

A sickly young woman's life unravels when she receives a heart transplant and begins to take on her donor's personality traits.

89%

This project got the green light!

I Friggin Love you

Los Angeles Series
Drama, Romantic Comedy

Love can make you or break you.

91%

This project got the green light!

Miles Underwater

San Antonio Feature
Drama, Family

13-year-old Miles is struggling to find where he belongs when an unusual event forces him to face his biggest fear and take a leap of faith.

106%

This project got the green light!

America Rise

Seattle Feature
Documentary

Together, we can create the world we want to live in.

80%

This project got the green light!

Wise Gals

Boston Short
Crime, Drama

In an alternate 1980s underground, organized crime is ruled by women. Up-and-coming mobster Sophia is ready to take the throne.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Morning After

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

That Section 8 Seinfeld: a band of aging and unskilled, ambitious, yet unmotivated underdog's heroic journey to make ends meet.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Pet Peeve Police

Los Angeles Series
Adventure, Comedy

Ridding the world of inconsiderate douches one pet peeve at a time.

90%

This project got the green light!

BLUE

Houston Short
Thriller

BLUE is a psychological thriller centered on an unstable young woman who struggles to cope when she enters a new relationship

101%

This project got the green light!

CUDDLE

Seattle Series
Comedy

Dina wants to change the world with the power of touch, but the hardest person to hug is herself.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Gift

San Francisco Short
Fantasy, Drama

In a parallel universe, an isolated girl who is bullied for her uncommonly large ears finds solace in an unusual friendship with a crow.

105%

This project got the green light!

Found in Eagle Rock

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Experimental

In NorthEast Los Angeles, a group of young local residents deal with finding themselves and being part of the neighborhood gentrification.

81%

This project got the green light!

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin Feature
Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.

105%

This project got the green light!

Test: A Classic American Story....On Steroids

New Philadelphia Feature
Sport, LGBTQ

A young bodybuilder living in Ohio defies his religious mother when he follows the county's best coach into a world of steroid abuse

376%

This project got the green light!

The Atavist

Pittsfield Feature
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.

292%

This project got the green light!

D.I.Y.

Philadelphia Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A queer couple is determined to tie the knot their own way.

125%

This project got the green light!

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Wild

Seattle Feature
Documentary, Nature

With time running out for the wild salmon of Bristol Bay, Alaska, one filmmaker asks the question, "How do you save what you love?"

100%

This project got the green light!

Ghost Girl

New York Series
Comedy, Musical

Ghost Girl, Jess, navigates the afterlife and helps BFFL, Emma Leigh, through the 5 Stages of Grief with songs, snacks, sleepovers & more.

126%

This project got the green light!

Self Portrait

New York Short
Drama, Experimental

A young woman reflects on the authenticity of her parents marriage in a staged dinner scene revealing three individual perspectives.

112%

This project got the green light!

An Act of Terror

Charlotte Short
Drama, History

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.

150%

This project got the green light!

Pay to Stay

New York Short
Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.

82%

This project got the green light!

Overland: A Documentary Experience

Durham Feature
Adventure, Documentary

Enter the wild with our cast of falconers as they partner with their birds of prey to hunt in some of the world's most majestic landscapes.

102%

This project got the green light!

BUZZER

New York Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Two young white women become the perpetrators of a racist incident that leaves them wrestling with who they thought they were.

108%

This project got the green light!

Brown's Canyon

Seattle Feature
Comedy, Drama

Two life coaches set out to lead a mindfulness retreat, only to have their own lives unravel over one awkward weekend.

100%

This project got the green light!

37 Problems

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

A single 37 year-old screenwriter is totally focused on her career until she finds out she has one egg left.

100%

This project got the green light!

All Exchanges Final

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

What would you trade to save someone you love?

87%

This project got the green light!

Kinesthesia

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Frustrated at her inability to accurately remember a particular time of happiness in her life, Minny sets out to find it again.

141%

This project got the green light!

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