John studied design at the College of Marketing & Design in Dublin, graduating with distinction, before gaining a diploma in Advertising at DIT. During 4 years at RTE, Irelands National Broadcaster, he designed and directed numerous award-winning TV idents and promos, as well as a number of music videos.
Since then John has become one of Ireland's leading commercials directors, his work has a renowned ability to combine beautiful photography and seamless post-production. Many of his commercials have won international awards. He has worked across the globe for brands including Guinness, Heineken, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, O2 and SEAT.
John has also made the award winning short films Two Fat Ladies & Venom, which have shown at festivals around the world. His latest short film The Girl premiered at the Corona Cork Film Festival in November 2012. He recently directed 2 on-line episodes of Doctor Who, written by Steven Moffat. He was also the 2nd unit director on the TV series Camelot & Vikings. At the moment he is in development with the Irish Film Board on the feature film script Still Life as well as continuing to make TV commercials.
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2014 – Short
2013 – TV Series
2012 – Short
2006 – Short
TWO FAT LADIES
2003 – Short
Nominee, Best Short Film – The Madrid International Film Festival 2013
Two Fat Ladies
Claire Lynch Award, Best First Short - Cork Film Festival 2003
IFTA Nominee – Best Short Film 2004
3rd Prize TCM Classic Shorts – London Film Festival 2006
2nd Prize, Tiernan McBride Award – Galway Film Fleadh 2006