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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

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BLUE

Houston • Thriller

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


21 days left

26 followers

CUDDLE

Seattle • Comedy

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


20 days left

77 followers

Found in Eagle Rock

Los Angeles • Drama, Experimental

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


13 hours left

47 followers

Miles Underwater

San Antonio • Drama, Family

A coming of age story about a thirteen year old who is pathologically afraid of water and must confront the mysteries of his past.


Green Light

1,560 followers

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin • 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.


Green Light

2,158 followers

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

New Philadelphia • Sport, LGBT

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


Green Light

3,031 followers

The Atavist

Pittsfield • 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.


Green Light

1,768 followers

D.I.Y.

Philadelphia • Comedy, LGBT

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


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2,812 followers

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles • Drama, Satire

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


Green Light

644 followers

The Wild

Seattle • 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?"


Green Light

197 followers

Ghost Girl

New York • Comedy, Musical

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


Green Light

601 followers

Self Portrait

New York • Drama, Experimental

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


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541 followers

An Act of Terror

Charlotte • Drama, History

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


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540 followers

Pay to Stay

New York • Horror, LGBT

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


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430 followers

Overland: A Documentary Experience

Durham • 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.


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219 followers

BUZZER

New York • Drama, Shorts Program

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


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100 followers

Brown's Canyon

Seattle • Comedy, Drama

Two self-help gurus and their friends have to face their own problems when their 2009 New Year retreat goes awry.


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154 followers

37 Problems

Los Angeles • Comedy, Romantic Comedy

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


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427 followers

All Exchanges Final

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

What would you trade to save someone you love?


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348 followers

Kinesthesia

Los Angeles • 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.


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509 followers

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