John Bolton

Bolton

John Bolton is an award-winning filmmaker from Vancouver, Canada focusing on performing arts pieces, literary adaptations, sports films and the occasional disaster flick. He writes, directs and produces his own films through his own production company, Opus 59 Films.

Most recently, John wrote, directed and produced the broadcast documentary 12 Takes (for the Knowledge Network), a series of profiles of BC-based artists which was recently nominated for a Gemini Award, a Golden Sheaf Award and the internationally renowned Delphic Art Movie Award; the short classical music hockey film Flame / Through Walls (for Bravo! Television), featuring the UBC Women’s Hockey Team skating to the music of Canadian composers Jordan Nobles and Jennifer Butler, as performed by the Turning Point Ensemble, which screened as a part of “containR” at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and which recently won a Golden Sheaf Award; and the disturbing black comedy The Closer You Get To Canada (for the National Screen Institute), featuring Gordon Tootoosis, Alex Diakun and Shirley Broderick, based on the short story by Canadian author Thomas King, which had its world premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and which won Best Actress at the 2011 Leo Awards.

John's previous short films include the disquieting drama Valentines, based on the short story by Canadian author Nancy Lee; the Crazy8s comedy Breakdown; and the classical music performance pieces Christus Vincit (featuring the vocal chamber ensemble musica intima) and Beethoven Opus 59 No 3 Allegro Molto (featuring the Borealis String Quartet), John's first film and his company's namesake.

Filmmaker's website: http://www.opus59films.com/

Films by John Bolton