CEO (Head of Legal & Business Affairs)
A former Commissioned Officer in the British Army, John’s first film and TV engagement was as a technical advisor and specialist actor on Steven Spielberg’s BAND OF BROTHERS. He then spent several years working as a military consultant on projects including HART’S WAR, DOOM, THE GATHERING, JARHEAD, THE QUEEN and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, as well as creating character back stories and script consulting on the long running BBC series EASTENDERS, before diversifying into line producing, producing, writing and directing. John's notable credits include line producing the Samuel L. Jackson, Vincent Cassel thriller DAMAGED; assistant directing the Amazon Studios series MAMMALS (starring James Corden and Sally Hawkins); directing Dame Joan Collins in a sizzle reel for the BFI; writing, producing and directing AUX (a critically acclaimed Evolutionary Films production starring veteran actor John Rhys-Davies); executive producing the urban clubbing movie LEGACY (which was picked up globally by Universal Pictures); line producing DEMONS NEVER DIE for Idris Elba; production managing CLEANSKIN (starring Sean Bean and Charlotte Rampling) for Warner Brothers; and writing and producing the cult British comedy THE MAGNIFICENT ELEVEN (starring Sean Pertwee, Keith Allen, Josh O'Connor and the late Robert Vaughn, devised and co-written by John with TRAINSPOTTING author, Irvine Welsh). Prior to founding Evolutionary Films, John held senior roles at global sales agencies and worked as a supervising producer across reality shows for Discovery Channel filmed in Africa and Russia for Raw TV, producing shows like JUNGLE GOLD (in the jungle of Ghana) and SIBERIAN CUT (shot in -50 degree conditions). John holds a degree in English Literature from Royal Holloway, University of London and studies Law with the Open University.