A uniquely gifted storyteller, John is among the most sought-after screen-writers and directors in the world of faith-based documentary and filmmaking. His work has inspired millions throughout the world in theaters, museums, festivals, trade shows, conferences, and on broadcast television and includes everything from feature films and documentaries to teaching series and commercials.
In addition to his original work, John has partnered with some of the world's leading playwrights, theologians and scientists translating their work for popular consumption. His global travels and voracious appetite for the Word of God have afforded him a unique understanding of the context and culture of biblical teachings. Filmography
John will be the first to tell you the Grooters team of exceptional artists and technicians are key to his success as a filmmaker. They’ve been supporting his filmmaking since 2001, all while also producing for others -- everything from feature films to 30 second spots; from documentaries to curricula; and from graphics-laden trade show eye candy to composited CG fantasy worlds. All under one roof in beautiful West Michigan they tackle virtually every aspect of multi-media post-production including editorial and finishing, color correction, visual effects, print and digital design, audio recording and post, web and app development.
John and his crew are a rugged band of seasoned professionals, well-versed in film production as local as highlighting community charities and as grandiose as Hollywood-scale feature films. Equipped to uproot and transplant operations to any location in the world, under any circumstances, and in any given climate, John has produced some of the most exquisite films in the most challenging of terrains and conditions – and in fact, he thrives in them. If there’s a story to be told, the team will blaze a trail across land, air, and sea to get there.
Along with his core team, John regularly works with noted professionals in the industry, including top camera, crew and production teams from New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cairo, Bucharest, Athens, Jerusalem, Rome, and London.