JOHN SWANSON {Writer, Producer & Director}

A graduate of Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, Il. where he majored in Agronomy, John has been writing and making films since he got his first 8mm movie camera at the age of 13.

During College John honed his skills as a writer by writing award winning film critiques for his college newspaper "The Apache". He still writes film reviews to this day in his spare time for a Peoria, Il. based Newspaper.

John has written and produced many award winning films including 1981's "Signs of Our Times", a hard hitting documentary which relates Bible prophecy to our current world conditions. His "Welcome to Amish America" video series which was marketed to PBS stations is a collaboration between noted author John M. Zielinski in which he acted as producer and editor. The 3 Tapes of this series "Welcome to Amish America", "Amish Buggies Across America" and "Amish and Mennonite Quilt's Across America" can be found in Amish tourist attraction areas throughout the United States.

A multi talented individual John has worked behind the scenes and appeared in many stage shows including Dinner Theatres and Playhouses as well as acting in several motion pictures and singing in professional choirs.

John is also an accomplished videographer and runs his own company J.E.S. Video Productions. He credits much of his success to the knowledge and experience he gained during the 20 years he was a member of the Quad Cities based Tri City Cinema Club, his training with Dale Knudsen and the 8 years he helped to judge the PSA American International Film Festival. This is his feature film directing debut.

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