As a writer, creator and Executive Producer, John is involved in the development and production of programming in all genres, from reality and documentary to scripted series and movies. His recent feature documentary, Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind, directed by Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni, premiered to critical acclaim at Hot Docs 2019 where it won the Top 20 Audience Award. In 2015, his feature documentary, How To Change The World (Sky, Bell Media, Netflix) about the origin story of Greenpeace, directed by Jerry Rothwell and co-produced with Met Films in the U.K., was selected Day One World Documentary at Sundance 2015.
On the scripted front, John co-created and co- produced Falcon Beach, a one-hour drama series for Global Television and ABC Family which sold into 115 countries worldwide. Recent productions include Damaged, a digital thriller directed by Richard Rotter and produced in partnership with Yellow Bear Studios (T+E, Escapade Media). On his current development slate are We Remain, a scripted serialized procedural written by Jeff Barnaby (CBC), Untitled Greenpeace Series, a drama series based on the adventures of Greenpeace co-founder, Robert Hunter (developed in partnership with Participant Media), Serial City a police procedural created by Kim Clements (CSI:NY, The Black Donellys, The Shield) and Paddle To The Amazon, a scripted feature film based on the 1987 bestseller by Don Starkell about the author’s 12,000 mile canoe trip from Winnipeg to Belém, Brazil.
John also serves as Executive Producer of the one-hour documentary series Intervention Canada (T+E, A&E) now in its fifth season.