Shorts Program 3: Desolate Road, Skypemare, The Body, The Horizon Project
John Fitzpatrick is an award winning independent film director and professional
editor. He holds bachelors degrees in Media Arts and English Literature. He began his filmmaking career at a young age; his first festival film was a documentary short that ultimately garnered a $20,000 research grant for his high school’s Marine Chemistry department. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2001, John has edited numerous TV shows, music videos and promotional material for various studios and networks such as Warner Brothers, NBC, TBS, Bravo, MTV and DC Comics. He has served as supervising editor on three cable shows: 10 Items or Less (TBS), Unbeatable Banzuke (G4), and The Dub Magazine Project (MTV2). The latter ranked highest in MTV2 history.
John has directed over 20 shorts with numerous accolades and festival screenings and an award winning independent feature, “Mercy”. His twelve episode web series, “Phantom Rabbit Hitman” premiered at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival and is partnered with YouTube. Recently, his micro budget, drama short “Just One” screened at festivals across the country. In addition to “Skypemare”, John has two other exciting shorts slated for release in 2014: the Hitchcockian thriller “Pendulum” and the film noir “Reflex”.