John is one of Ireland’s leading commercials directors. He studied design at the College of Marketing & Design in Dublin, graduating with distinction before gaining a diploma in Advertising at DIT, also with distinction. During 4 years at RTE he designed and directed numerous award-winning TV idents and promos as well as a number of music videos.
John’s commercials 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 Moffet. 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.