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Hey, I'm John!

I'm a filmmaker living in New York City. Been here pretty much my whole life, except for some time in Tampa and I do NOT like to talk about Tampa...

Ok, I'll talk about it, but I won't be happy.

I have had a love affair with movies ever since I saw Marathon Man in 1992. I rented it from a Brooklyn Public Library on VHS and spent the next two hours being amazed at just how much one can do with a great script.

I love comics, novels, and Oingo Boingo. My favorite movie is Wild at Heart by David Lynch.

I started out my filmmaking career with a web series called 8 for Vegas. If you're masochistic you can look it up. It was the first project I worked with my producing partner Julie Sisson on. From there we produced a music video, a short film, two tv pilots and our first feature, Stuck, which was accepted into six film festivals and has been nominated for a number of awards, including Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress (Katie Howe).

We're very excited to get Four Bottles up and running. 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Brown Town

McAllen • Musical, Romantic Comedy

A loner beat boxer finds family in her college's South Asian acapella team.


24 days left

43 followers

Birthright?!

Miami • Documentary

A journey into the tropically surreal identities of Miami's favorite hyphenated American musical duo, Afrobeta.


24 days left

189 followers

Beyond the Shadows

Sedro-Woolley • Horror, Comedy

A ghost hunter with his band of misfits explore the paranormal activity of massacred Native American spirits at the Chetco River Lodge.


24 days left

207 followers

White Crow

Los Angeles • 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.


24 days left

129 followers

Jacob's Brother

Lake Charles • Comedy, Drama

A comedian with bipolar disorder must learn to balance his ambitions with managing his condition or risk losing his family, career, & sanity


24 days left

289 followers

REDACTED

San Diego • Comedy, Satire

████████ [ REDACTED ] is the love child of "The Office" and "Catch-22."


24 days left

32 followers

The Bachelorette Party

Orcas • Comedy, Horror

A group of girlfriends head to a remote island for a bachelorette party, where they go from fighting off bad hangovers to fighting for their


24 days left

541 followers

What She Said

Flint Hill • Drama, Family

Sam's sure the best way to face her trauma is alone on her family's farm. Her brother's sure she's wrong. A Thanksgiving intervention movie.


24 days left

508 followers

Oniphron

Portland • Drama, Fantasy

A tale about a homeless immortal woman taken in by a Portlander.


24 days left

52 followers

Parkway of Broken Dreams

Las Vegas • Documentary

In the 1990s, Las Vegas counterculture boomed along one road: Maryland Parkway. But by the end of the decade, the whole scene vanished.


24 days left

127 followers

Land of Tomorrow

Bowling Green • Sci-Fi, Drama

When climate change makes summer heat deadly, a young woman struggles to save her sick father and their refugee guests when the AC breaks.


24 days left

56 followers

BABYDOLL

Austin • Comedy, Drama

A failed musician and a stubborn teenager make a pact to drive across Texas to retrieve his stolen guitar and meet her long lost father.


24 days left

169 followers

DPWQ+

Hornell • Drama, LGBTQ

You cant go home again. This is true for Benedict who returns to his hometown after an extended absence and discovering he is Bi-Sexual.


24 days left

23 followers

Good Men

New Brunswick • Drama, Thriller

A college freshman questions his commitment to the fraternity he’s pledging when he discovers that a brother raped his best friend.


24 days left

101 followers

I Don't Live Today

New York • Drama, Experimental

On his last night in NYC, a struggling Black painter wanders the streets cutting off all ties he has to the morally hypocritical art world.


24 days left

110 followers

American Totem

Chico • Documentary

The modern gun debate is a distraction from the issues that need to be addressed. American Totem refocuses the national conversation.


24 days left

124 followers

Carry That Weight - A Rockumentary

Miami Beach • Documentary, Music

Doug Burris’ dreams of rock ‘n’ roll stardom are crushed by multiple sclerosis, but he finds meaning through the success of his students.


24 days left

126 followers

Lost the Lead

Aurora • Comedy, Sport

When a YouTube guru manipulates the police to humiliate gaming vlogger: Mia; she recruits a disgraced pro-gamer and strangers for revenge.


24 days left

56 followers

Between the Moon and You

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

A young couple's sweet romance spirals into chaos as the two fall out of love and struggle to keep a grip on reality.


24 days left

58 followers

Hudson

Syracuse • Comedy, Drama

Hudson is a dramedy about two distant cousins that take a trip in an old Volvo to scatter one of their late mother's ashes.


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152 followers

Stuffing the Turkey

Chicago • Comedy, Drama

A Latinx family who struggles with its identity as heritage, society, & technology have shaped them in their own uniquely American way.


24 days left

25 followers

Broker 2

• Comedy, Thriller

A small-town serial killer moves from his usual hunting grounds to the Big Apple, where he finds it hard to adjust to city living.


24 days left

86 followers

Semper Vigilantes

Cleveland • Action, Crime

Despite sharing the same goal of saving their city, the methods of two very different men leave Cleveland in the wake of their destruction


24 days left

32 followers

Endless Light

Fairbanks • Drama, Sci-Fi

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


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75 followers

Sister/Brother

Portland • Comedy, Drama

Nora, a broke actress, and her younger brother Scotty drive from Portland to Seattle so she can attend a dinner hosted by her wealthy ex.


24 days left

111 followers

In the Shadow of the Valley

Klamath Falls • Film-Noir, Thriller

When mysterious forces threaten the family and church of a rural pastor, he's forced to play detective to unravel a disturbing mystery.


24 days left

98 followers

Thunderbolt In Mine Eye

Portland • Drama, Teen

Two young neighbors embark on a first love relationship in which they struggle to remain kids amid the complexities of modern adolescence.


24 days left

224 followers

Lonerism

Oklahoma City • Drama

An isolated young man unravels when a helpline operator abruptly inserts herself into his life.


24 days left

37 followers

Duncan

Austin • Crime, Satire

A young black journalist & an angry alt-right militiaman team up to uncover a child trafficking ring hidden in a pizzeria's basement.


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194 followers

Ghost Poachers

Foster • Horror

A team of paranormal investigators takes on more than they bargained for when they look into an infamous haunt in a small Rhode Island town.


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206 followers

The Domovoy

Youngstown • Horror

When a young boy is sent to live with his grandmother, he discovers an ominus creature living in her house.


24 days left

23 followers

THEY WHO SURROUND US

Los Angeles • Drama

A farmer follows a voice deep into the woods enabling him to see his wife one last time.


24 days left

274 followers

Kings of Lincoln County: The Brookstock Movie

Brookhaven • Biography, Music

The amazing untold story of Mississippi musicians that spans fifty years


24 days left

209 followers

Anatomy of Wings

Baltimore • Documentary, Global Celebration

A young mentor from East Baltimore seeks to understand how ten teenage girls are feeling courage toward their circumstances.


24 days left

141 followers

BLUEBERRY

Beverly Hills • Comedy, Drama

A Beverly Hills tour guide meets Michael Jackson the day before he dies.


24 days left

109 followers

Inbetween Girl

Galveston • Comedy, Teen

Angie's life becomes even more complicated when she begins an affair with a popular jock at her new private school.


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162 followers

Itchy Fingers

Chicago • Satire

An aspiring teenage comedian joins a community theatre and is cast to play a school shooter.


24 days left

174 followers

RUNAROUND SUE

Natchitoches • Drama, Music

RUNAROUND SUE is a small-town Southern bartender known for breaking hearts... until THE WANDERER comes to town.


24 days left

330 followers

Disfluency

Commerce Charter Township • Drama, Comedy

Jane spends the summer after college at her family's lake house where she continues to cope with PTSD after date rape.


24 days left

341 followers

Passion & Progress

Lakeland • Documentary

When people of color set out an ambitious goal to reach their highest potential, only to be faced with societal barriers.


11 days left

164 followers

Vivian Moon: Little Moon Rising

Chicago • Animation, Family

Moxie and a mouth full of teeth, Vivian violet must learn to brave lycathropy and her new home with her new dad, Will Awae.


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31 followers

I Friggin Love you

Los Angeles • Drama, Romantic Comedy

Love can make you or break you.


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158 followers

Bleeding Backwards

Chicago • Other

A series of short films that use movement and dance to examine the effects of the US prison system on individuals and their communities.


11 days left

225 followers

Originals Nation Presents

Los Angeles • Biography, Documentary

Our Stories. Our People. A pathway to economic equality


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43 followers

Sex Is a God Thing

Chicago • Drama, LGBTQ

After their father's death, two queer women of color connect as long lost sisters, and together struggle with their identity & spirituality.


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127 followers

In The Valley

Raleigh • Biography, Documentary

When we face struggles and uncertainity, biblically known as, walking"in the valley", we can also find faith & courage to overcome them.


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44 followers

The Royal Court

Atlanta • Drama, Family

A sensitive African-American girl struggles with remaining on the royal court at her college after an undeserving senior is crowned queen.


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266 followers

#FML

Atlanta • Drama, Satire

A suicidal influencer opens up about mental illness. An experiment promising a public suicide in exchange for more followers backfires.


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196 followers

Frat Row

Chicago • Drama

FRAT ROW tells the story of a campus drug ring and explores racial disparities in sentencing, and sexual assault on college campuses.


11 days left

42 followers

Triage

New York • Drama, Comedy

A young nurse struggles with unexpected moral pitfalls of being apart of the Medical Industrial Complex.


11 days left

52 followers

Pink

Los Angeles • Drama

As narcotics hit Washington DC hard in 1987, four young girls are forced to provide and protect as their parents lose to the drug game.


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256 followers

Black Girl Training

Milwaukee • Comedy, Shorts Program

When a black transracial adoptee is meeting her biological family, there's only one way to prepare her; a black girl training.


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361 followers

(them feels)

Detroit • Drama, LGBTQ

After being spurned from NYC and forced to move back to her hometown, an underdog photographer is thrust into a journey of self-acceptance a


11 days left

113 followers

Outlandish

Atlanta • Comedy, LGBTQ

Mockumentary-style series about finding yourself through your friends, relationships or Outlandish moments in life we all experience.


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177 followers

Curls For Humanity

Chicago • Comedy, Other

After living a carefree lavish existence in Los Angeles, biracial sisters are forced to migrate to Chicago where they explore their racial i


11 days left

87 followers

Deathless

Tallahassee • Drama, Thriller

A fledgling vampire struggles to find his place within his decaying community, as a deadly vampire race war looms on the horizon.


11 days left

70 followers

The-Caroline-Peatree-Gibbs-Series

Greenville • Drama, Romance

Caroline, a strong-willed, selfish, Black femalepreneur, wants it all in business, love and life.


11 days left

519 followers

I Hear You

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

In a world of “no sound” how will 5 college students; 3 Deaf and 2 Hearing learn to HEAR one another?


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517 followers

PUSHERS

Arlington • Comedy

Two drug reps appear to have it together--but don't. Sex, race, religion--anything's on the table--so long as it's inappropriate.


11 days left

89 followers

Viktory

Chicago • Drama, Family

An orphaned girl struggles to find answers to the old adage, “what’s in a name”- is she one mother’s Viktory or another’s Victoria?


11 days left

37 followers

ROSEBUD

New Orleans • Drama, Comedy

A special bond between women of color living in the Big Easy, as they navigate through life's challenges while in pursuit of their dreams.


11 days left

80 followers

The Vth Column

Los Angeles • Horror, Sci-Fi

Horror/Scifi series. Episode 1. A couple flees from a stranger, who refused to let them out of his car, after hitching a ride.


11 days left

212 followers

CRAZY

Los Angeles • Comedy, LGBTQ

Frenemies in their 20s navigate life after college with mental illnesses that teach them they’re more alike than they realize.


11 days left

73 followers

CLOCK-OUT

Dallas • Reality-TV, Talk-Show

The millennials that are focused on the grind before & after they clock out, sharing experiences about sex, love and being selfish AF!


11 days left

164 followers

H-TOWN Series Season 1 "SHE GOT IT"

Houston • Romance, Drama

We follow the life of Falen, 19, high school graduate & homeless; she realizes that the family she chooses will be her only means for surviv


11 days left

141 followers

YOGICK - TOTAL ECLIPSE

Atlanta • Documentary, Family

YOGICK Presents TOTAL ECLIPSE - Visionaries & Egyptian Yoga Instructors venture to the Mountain Top in a quest to Create Anu Reality


11 days left

30 followers

Artists Anonymous

New York • Comedy

Five people trying to make it big in NYC form a friendship in a support group for artists who hate their day jobs.


11 days left

39 followers

Soul Scene

New York • Music, Reality-TV

Travel with us around the country as we find the dopest musicians you've never heard of...yet, and explore their work, lives, and cities!


11 days left

25 followers

Juju: The Web Series

New York • Drama, Fantasy

Three young women get the shock of their lives when they discover their bloodline dates back to the clash of African slaves & Salem witches.


11 days left

73 followers

Street Cred Season 1: When It All Changed

Detroit • Sci-Fi, Teen

We're building inclusive leadership of the future by co-creating technology of the future, today!


11 days left

66 followers

Conversations Centered Around Black Bodies

Chicago • Drama

An honest exploration of intersectionality and race relations in America.


11 days left

99 followers

Phipher Drive

Durham • Animation, Drama

After coming to realization that the family house is haunted, a group of cousins try to make sense of it all, amidst everyday challenges.


11 days left

35 followers

mor-ALe

Philadelphia • Comedy

After being arrested for a crime she didn’t commit, a maladjusted comedienne must serve out her penance as a volunteer community counselor.


11 days left

134 followers

Established

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

After losing their car and savings, two lovers fight to build a life in LA while enduring the changes of an unstable industry.


11 days left

220 followers

Blossom

Los Angeles • Documentary

Transgender entertainer/activist Blossom C. Brown finds answers to her troubled past while aspiring a career in the entertainment industry.


11 days left

111 followers

STiGMA

Atlanta • Drama

As Senator Ingram stares down an easy reelection, things become unstable when he is diagnosed with a mental illness.


11 days left

425 followers

The Hope Show

Atlanta • Talk-Show

Elevate, educate,and challenge this generation to truth through comedic reflection, unbridled honesty,and refreshing inspiration. Elevision!


11 days left

82 followers

Messy The Web Series

New York • Comedy, Romance

A web series about love, marriage, separation, kids, and dating all under one happy roof! I swear this will not make you cry!


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As One

New York • Drama, Romance

Jill must put one foot in front of the other to move through her grief, and with connection she discovers that every mile has a story.


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Deserters

New York • Drama

At an engagement celebration, an ex-nihilo woman confronts the boundaries of loyalty when her affluent in-laws' secrets come to light.


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Maiden

New York • Horror, Thriller

While passing through a small town, a modern-day witch must fight her way through a cult of men to find a young woman who’s disappeared.


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Displaced

New York • Horror

A young black man in Brooklyn must prove his new white neighbors are emissaries from the Satanic cult they both survived as children.


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Seed of Doubt

Rochester • Thriller

Melissa and Scott’s dream home turns into a nightmare when they take on new tenants to make ends meet.


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The BLDG: Five Stories of Horror

New York • Horror, Other

Five chilling stories set in the same creepy NYC building, where dark forces bring about the manifestation of its residents' worst fears.


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Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York • Film-related Business, Shorts Program

Show us your film. We'll show you success.


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Pozole

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.


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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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"SURE-FIRE" - Development Funding Phase II

New York • Comedy, Crime

SURE-FIRE is a comedy about a NYC con man having a mid-life crisis who stumbles into becoming a movie producer to pay off gangsters.


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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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Interference

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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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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Pay to Stay

New York • Horror, LGBTQ

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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Abby and Tabby Alone in the Desert

Los Angeles • Comedy

A modern day Thelma and Louise... with aliens... and it's a comedy.


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About a Donkey

New York • Comedy, LGBTQ

A quirky ensemble comedy about growing up, about growing old, and about a donkey.


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Skippers

Bay City • Comedy, Sport

In search of transcendence, a stone skipping drifter arrives in a quiet lakeside town, where he faces hostility from the unimpressed locals.


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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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Cross

Los Angeles • Drama, Film-Noir

A young Filipino backyard boxer enters a Mexican fight ring in the San Fernando Valley.


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