John Goshorn was born and raised in a rural Virginia town an hour from the nearest movie theater. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Multimedia Film and Production at Georgia Southern University, having previously taught cinema studies, screenwriting, and film production at Full Sail University and the University of Central Florida. Goshorn holds a Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University, a Master of Fine Arts in Film from the University of Central Florida and a professional acting certificate in the Sanford Meisner technique from Truthful Acting Studios.
THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH is his debut feature film as writer, director and producer. It earned official festival selections from the 25th Cinequest Film Festival, the 22nd Twin Rivers Media Festival, the 10th Orlando Film Festival, the 11th River's Edge International Film Festival, the 30th Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, the 12th Blow-Up Chicago International Art-House Film Festival and the 11th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival. In addition, it was nominated for Maverick Movie Awards for Director (Feature), Lead Actress (Feature), Cinematography (Feature), and Editing (Feature). The film is currently in worldwide distribution through Multicom Entertainment Group. It is available digitally on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and Hoopla (through your local library), and the DVD can be ordered online at Amazon, , , , and the TCM Shop.
He is currently finishing post-production on an indie TV pilot called DIVIDED STATES and developing a short called DOWNBALLOT. Both are set in the world of regional politics in the South.
The Happiest Place on Earth
Film by Unwashed Entertainment (Drama and Mystery) Writer/Director/Producer A daycare teacher's dreams of a home and family of her own are threatened by the loss of her husband's newspaper job and his subsequent disappearance.
When the Sun Hits
Film by Sebastian Jones (Drama) Actor A man tries to rebuild the broken relationships in his life, after the mysterious disappearance of his mother.
Film (short) by Joe Sweredoski (Comedy and Short) Actor A mega maniacal, narcissistic hipster who prides himself on being an up and coming individualist rock star author discovers that there exists four people in his town that are exactly the same as him in every way possible.
The Promise Ring
Film (short) by Empty Pocket Pictures (Drama, Romance and Short) Writer/Director As Nora, a young woman in her early 20s, prepares for a blind date with Caleb, an ex-flame of her best friend Mollie, she fantasizes about what it might become while contemplating the vow of abstinence until marriage she made to her late father.
Maverick Movie Awards Nominee - Director (Feature)