John is an award-winning writer/producer/director with years of experience working for national clients in New York City and throughout Pennsylvania. He’s an executive producer of the Netflix feature film, “The Polka King” (starring Jack Black, Jason Schwartzman and Jenny Slate), based on his documentary “The Man Who Would Be Polka King.”
John began his career after NYU film school as a screenwriter and development director for Palisades Pictures in NYC. From there, he joined Palisades’ parent advertising agency, the Gramercy Group (now Publicis Dialog). As a copywriter and video production coordinator, he won awards for his work on national accounts like Eli Lilly, Popular Mechanics, Michelin and Barnes & Noble.com.
Over the past several years, he served as copy director and multimedia producer for a number of Northeastern Pennsylvania advertising agencies. His print, radio and TV work has garnered numerous regional and national awards, including ADDYs, Caples and more.
In 2016, John joined VIA SG, a division of WVIA Public Media as a Digital Content Producer/Director for corporate work as well as short and feature documentaries.
John received his Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University’s Institute of Film and Television and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in Communication and Theatre.