CEO (Head of Legal & Business Affairs)
John is an experienced producer, writer and director with a strong track record on the production management and business side of the industry as well as the creative. Prior to founding Evolutionary, John held senior roles at two global sales agencies, structuring finance and distribution plans and overseeing multiple feature film productions simultaneously. He has also worked as a supervising producer at Raw TV, delivering two seasons of JUNGLE GOLD (overseeing the unit on location in West Africa) and SIBERIAN CUT (filmed in -50 degree conditions in Russia) to Discovery Channel. A former Commissioned Officer in the British Army, John's first film and TV engagement was on Steven Spielberg’s BAND OF BROTHERS. He then spent several years working as a military consultant on major studio projects including HART’S WAR, DOOM, THE GATHERING, JARHEAD, THE QUEEN and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS before moving into writing and producing. He also consulted on BAFTA winning TV shows THE MARK OF CAIN and OCCUPATION as well as creating character back stories and script consulting on the long running BBC series EASTENDERS. 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 creating, producing and co-writing (with TRAINSPOTTING author, Irvine Welsh) the cult British comedy THE MAGNIFICENT ELEVEN starring Sean Pertwee, Keith Allen, Josh O'Connor and Hollywood legend Robert Vaughn. John holds a degree in English Literature from Royal Holloway, University of London and studies Law with the Open University.