John Langridge’s acclaimed debut short, Walking Shadows, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000 and was subsequently selected for the Portbello Film Festival, “the biggest celebration of independent film in Europe”. John was writer, director and producer for Big H Films. He later wrote, directed and edited Away, a drama short for Twenty Three Pictures. He made his feature debut in 2011 with the darkly comic Four, starring Martin Compston, Craig Conway, Sean Pertwee and Keirston Wareing. John also edited the film and the producer was Raiomond Mirza for Oh My Productions. The film received solid reviews and was distributed in the UK by High Flyers and internationally by WTF Films.
John is an accomplished screenwriter and his first screenplay that he will also direct is Kingdom of Rain which is now in pre-production with Inchay Productions with Kimberley Nixon, Robert Kazinsky and Julian Lewis-Jones attached. He is also developing Repercussion, a no holds barred game of cat and mouse between a reluctant hold up man on the run after a bloody shoot-out in a remote petrol station and his seemingly innocent kidnap victim. Joseph Millson and Sarah-Jane Potts are attached.
He has also written, directed and produced a number of corporate videos for major companies including Canon UK, Amazon, Sky Sports and Argos.
John originally trained as an actor at Rose Bruford College and initially embarked on an acting career before switching to directing following further study at Panico/London Film Academy.
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