John is a Los Angeles-based Director / Cinematographer for commercials, features and television. His recent cinematographer credits include the feature films Hacia La Oscuridad (2007, starring America Ferrera) and The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green (2006, Regent Releasing), the interactive Shuttle Launch Experience for Kennedy Space Center, the television pilot Kamen Rider, as well as countless other TV shows for the History Channel, The Food Network, among many others.
Another recent work, Ford Motor Company’s seven-screen multi-sensory film “The Art of Manufacturing,” recently opened to rave reviews at the new Henry Ford Rouge Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. In 2004, John shot Unjoined at the Hip, a first-of-its-kind documentary about a conjoined twins separation surgery. John enjoyed unprecedented access to the surgical suite for the entire 26-hour operation, enabling him to capture the incredible determination that went into — and profound joy that resulted from — this successful procedure. One, a short film that John lensed, won the Online Audience Award at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.
John’s diverse director credits include promo campaigns for ABC, including the ProMax Award-Winning Secrets for the show Port Charles and All My Children’s Search for the Sexiest Man in America. John also won an Addy award for the Anti-Smoking Campaign, Money to Burn. John’s narrative work includes the successful short films The Lottery Ticket, featured at the Slamdance Online Festival in 2000, and the award-winning Tigers Made in Heaven. John began his career as a cinematographer after receiving his MFA in Film Production from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television in 1999. Visit John Ealer for more information.