Bilaterally profoundly deaf from birth, John is a highly experienced award-winning UK-based director. Credits include; Call the Midwife (BBC), Waterloo Road (BBC), Father Brown (BBC), Shakespeare & Hathaway (BBC) and The Sister Boniface Mysteries (Britbox America / UKTV Drama), Casualty (BBC), Holby City (BBC), Micah (C4), Hollyoaks (C4) and Doctors (BBC).

He directed a critically acclaimed BAFTA and RTS-winning Casualty ‘Jade’ Special which was also a finalist in the Rose D’Or and Broadcast Now Awards.

With a background as a Producer/Director in BBC Documentaries, he has delivered serious long-form crime documentaries and drama-documentaries including; The London Nailbomber (BBC), Trail of Guilt (BBC), Norway Massacre – I was there (National Geographic / Darlow Smithson), Stephen Lawrence, Justice for a murdered son (ITV1), The Philadelphia Experiment (BBC).

Other award-winning productions include the Peabody-winning interactive drama-documentary, Casualty@HolbyCity for the BBC DoNation season, an RTS Best Fiction for the short film, Caterpillar funded by the UK Film Council, and the Deaffest Film Festival Best Screenwriter award for Drama-Documentary, Dot, commissioned by the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust (BSLBT).

For years, John has pushed to involve deaf, disabled talent in all of his productions. He works closely with writers and producers to develop projects that include deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent talent, both on and off-screen. He is an active Directors UK member and a consultant Executive Producer for BSLBT. John also actively mentors and supports deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent directors. 

With a degree in Zoology & Oceanography from Swansea University, he loves exploring the great outdoors, be it on a mountain bike, paddleboard, or, scuba diving!