is an EMMY Award winning documentary filmmaker. A graduate of Chicago's Columbia College, he has produced, directed, shot and edited films in various areas of the humanities, often taking him around the country and the world. The first film he co-produced and co-directed, Too Flawed to Fix: The Illinois Death Penalty Experience, completed in 2003, was widely acclaimed and the recipient of several awards. He is also an accomplished photographer.
In addition to his professional work, he also has a long history of advocacy for human rights. For several years, John served as the Illinois State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator for Amnesty International, often speaking around the state and country on death penalty and human rights issues. He also served on Amnesty's National Steering Committee and the Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Board of Directors. He has taught documentary at Columbia College Chicagoas well as film and video in the Chicago Public School system and was a filmmaker-in-residence at Snow City Arts Foundation, an arts education organization dedicated to working with hospitalized children. He currently works with Marwen, a Chicago arts education organization, as the coordinator of technology. He lives in Chicago with his wife Jessica and daughters Catie and Annie.