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Hey, I'm John!

Missoula, Montana

I've been writing & directing contemporary Westerns in the contemporary West for 18 years.  Our current project, "Saving For The Day," is a modern day Indiana Jones-type story.  It is in post production and set to be released in 2016.

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Projects I'm Supporting

Rose is a Rose is a Rose - Post Production

Culver City • Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Old school technophobe grapples with social media, pea soup and millennials in hopes of reclaiming his long lost love.

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Lost Bayou

Lafayette • Drama, Family

A struggling addict ventures out into the Louisiana swamp to discover that her estranged faith healer father is hiding a troubling secret.

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Little Evil Bookshop

Seattle • Comedy, Satire

When the world's most powerful occult leader visits a modest mystic bookshop, its owner must impress him at all costs.

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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.

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Palace (formerly titled "Indiana")

Upland • Drama, Family

The family-fractured lives of a stubborn mechanic, a retired widower, and a repressed college student intertwine at a bar in rural Indiana.

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Jersey City • Sci-Fi, Thriller

While recovering at his estranged childhood home from cochlear implant surgery, Xerxes spirals down the rabbit hole and may never climb out.

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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.

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New York • Drama, Thriller

A violent altercation between a police officer and a black man left one person dead. A couple passing by must decide what they believe.

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Los Angeles • Animation, Fantasy

The macabre account of a man whose inner demons drive him to seek redemption in the aftermath of bloodshed.

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Saving For The Day

Missoula • Adventure

A hermit accountant reluctantly goes on a journey through 15 different genres to find treasure, love, and to become a hero.

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Ordinary Women

San Francisco • Animation, History

Feminist Frequency's new video series about defying stereotypes, challenging the status quo, and being extraordinary.

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Magic Pills

Toronto • Documentary, Science

Homeopathy - the medicine they don't want you to know about. We need finishing funds! US contributions are tax deductible!

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The Gospel According to Stephenson

Colorado Springs • Horror, Sci-Fi

A "real-life" vampire capitalizes on our pop-culture vampire obsession to start his own religion.

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