I am a native New Yorker, who has produced a number of film and TV projects throughout my career, focusing on social justice and environmental storytelling. My latest travel series, Beyond Moscow, which featured five undiscovered Russian cities through historical narratives interwoven with modern culture and social allure, was acquired in 2017 by SES, a European TV network broadcasting to over 300 million homes worldwide. I also produced and directed a mini-documentary, Redesigning the Sanitation System for JSTOR Daily, featuring a novel waterless toilet system, piloted in Madagascar, timed for the UN World Toilet Day 2017. Prior to that, I produced a mini-documentary What’s in Brooklyn Gowanus Canal? for the Hakai Magazine, about rare and unique microbes dwelling in one of the most polluted waterways in North America. Also my short, The End of Fair Trade, I investigated how Internet bots force consumers to settle for higher prices based on their perceived ability to pay, which is calculated using personal information gathered on the web. Additionally, I have done multiple web series on tourism in NYC, from Food Truck Foodie to Brew York and many others.
John is a UK based director who’s credits include BBC One’s hit medical drama Casualty as well as a diverse range of award nominated short films covering genres such as fantasy, drama, comedy and romance. His latest award winning short film ‘The Gift’ has screened at festivals around the world in 2017 and he is currently developing a series of short crime based films. Website: www.johnquarrell.com