John Bell has been composing and producing music professionally for over three decades. His musical roots stem from growing up in a musical family, where reunions and get-togethers were more like musical revivals.
John has scored various projects for the screen, both big and small. His current projects include the music for the reality show “Cheaply Captured”, the feature documentary “The Silent Killer”, and the infomercial-docudrama “Faces I Have Seen – A Memoir Of Murder”. He composed the score for the feature film "Black Coffee". Most recently, he served as both composer and executive producer for the TV pilot "Atlanta Law".
John can be seen performing locally at clubs and lounges in the Orange County and the Inland Empire area with the band B.I.G. (Brothers Igniting a Groove). However, having been born and raised on the funk, it’s no surprise that he’s presently the musical director for Dawn Silva and the Brides Of Funkenstein.
The Silent Killer: Prostate Cancer in the African American Community
Film (Documentary) Composer/Producer/Sound Design The number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer continues to increase at an alarming rate. It is the third most common cause of death from cancer in men over the age of 75. African-American men are the most at risk to develop prostate cancer (at any age) and die from the disease. The reason for this? Prostate cancer has for too long been a taboo topic amongst African-American men and they are less likely to have routine prostate exams or receive chemotherapy and radiation if diagnosed. This documentary leaves no stone unturned exposing this culturally taboo subject and bringing to light the deadly consequences of avoiding exams. The men profiled in the film have from stage 1 to stage 4 prostate cancer. They candidly discuss their fears, concerns, and myths surrounding their prostate health, exams and what it means to change their lifestyle in order to live.
Television (Reality-TV) Composer/Executive Producer
Television (Drama) Composer/Executive Producer Legal drama
Film (Comedy) Composer Robert picked the wrong time to meet his soul mate! After being fired from his own father's company, he feels like his luck has run out - until Morgan enters into his life. Just as things start to heat up between them, trouble brews as Morgan's ex-husband vows to get her back and Robert's gold-digging ex-girlfriend returns with an agenda of her own. With the help of his cousin, Robert's about to find out how much good can come out of a bad situation in this charming romantic comedy that's good to the last drop.
Film (short) (Action, Comedy and Short) Composer/Sound Design Four young women meet to discover they each have unique super powers. Together, under the guidance of a wise teacher, they learn to fine tune their powers and become strong fighters. As they develop their strengths, their teacher informs them they are destined to protect the world (or at least Los Angeles) from the evil that lurks. What they do not know is their soon to be arch nemesis has been planning an attack to destroy their teacher, crush their forces and take over the world. Will they be able to stop him in time?
I Can't Pretend
Film (short) (Drama) Composer A young couple seem to have a beautiful and loving relationship on the surface but behind closed doors there is addiction and abuse that is tearing their relationship apart. Although love runs deep between them, will love be enough to keep them together?