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About John

Born and raised in Northern Kentucky, John Newkirk is a producer and SAG-AFTRA actor currently residing in Lancaster, Ohio. Over the past several years, John has trained with local acting coaches and taken numerous workshops. He has built his acting resume through local theater and indie films as well as a few studio films as an extra. It was while on film sets that John began to develop an interest in production office work. He has worked in the capacity of everything from production assistant, line producer and production manager to head producer of his first short film. Just this past year, John volunteered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival and was also Co-Chairman of the Arnold Sports Film Festival in Columbus Ohio.

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  • Flame of Hope

    Flame of Hope (2015)
    Film (short) by Patrick M. Johnston (Drama) Actor A boxer,struggling to prove his worth, fights to protect his daughter who suffers from an incurable condition.

  • Reluctant Kill

    Reluctant Kill (2015)
    Film (short) by Howard Griffin II (Thriller) Actor A socially awkward hit man tries to retire and live a normal life but he is too suspicious of his past catching up to him. He has an unusual way of dealing with stressful situations and sometimes reacts very extreme when he feels like he is being trapped. The hit man is very cautious of his surroundings but he receives a package addressed to his beautiful neighbor that changes everything for him. He begins to fall for her and starts to let his guard down over time and settles into a normal life. Then, one morning, he becomes suspicious of his new love interest and is forced to make a decision.

  • Union Furnace

    Union Furnace (2015)
    Film by Nicholas Bushman (Horror and Thriller) Actor Small-town crook Cody (Mike Dwyer, "Sandbar") was at the end of his rope when a mysterious stranger offered him the chance of his life. There was just one catch - in this game he would have to wager everything, including his life. Cody finds himself trapped amongst a band of outsiders and misfits - all fighting for their lives and a slice of the American dream. Fueled by a horde of masked sadists, Cody and the others will win a fortune or die a brutal death. Set against the grim backdrop of a hard-bitten Midwestern town, "Union Furnace" captures the desperation and the resilient optimism of the Rustbelt. An eclectic cast of supporting characters, including genre favorite Keith David ("The Thing", "They Live") lead the audience on a roller coaster ride of gallows humor, camaraderie, betrayal, sacrifice - and terror, in director Nicholas Bushman's electrifying thriller. Written by Danny "Dice" Butler

  • Olsky

    Olsky (2015)
    Film (short) by Steph Greegor (Drama and Sport) Producer, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director After the sudden death of his father, aging hockey star MIKE OLSKY returns from injury and is forced to battle his drug addiction, a young superstar nemesis, and his own demons on the road to glory.

  • Cold

    Cold (2014)
    Film (short) by Robert Bates Actor, Producer After his release from prison, a convicted felon must escape his abusive father and confront a dark family secret in order to start a new life with his mentally handicapped brother.

  • Notes

    Notes (2014)
    Film (short) by Ted E. Haynes (Comedy, Drama and Musical) Actor

  • Interval

    Interval (2014)
    Film (short) by John Whitney (Sci-Fi) Actor A woman wakes up in the middle of a field and heads for a nearby trailer park. As she obsessively watches over another occupant, the other inhabitants become suspicious of her.

  • Hands Down

    Hands Down (2014)
    Film (short) by John W. Lawson (Romance) Actor

  • Framelines

    Framelines (2014)
    Television (Reality-TV) Actor, Self

  • Sand Castles

    Sand Castles (2014)
    Film by Clenet Verdi-Rose (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor In rural Indiana, Noah and his impoverished family wrestle with the mysterious return of his now mute sister Lauren, who was kidnapped and held captive for over a decade.

  • In Copper We Trust

    In Copper We Trust (2014)
    Film (short) by Chris Carson (Drama) Actor Agent Michelle Copper struggles to choose between taking down the corrupt CEO she is in love with or protect him from the FBI.

  • Faith

    Faith (2014)
    Television (Drama) Actor Faith is an ongoing dramatic study series that focuses on how faith intertwines our lives and the lives of those around us. Each episode focuses on a different challenge to faith, both in terms of Christian as well as non-Christian faith.

  • Family Flavors with Kid Kulinaire

    Family Flavors with Kid Kulinaire (2014)
    TV Movie by Nathan Weatherford (Family) Producer

  • Summerside

    Summerside (2013)
    Film (short) by Jeremy Henthorn (Drama) Actor A dying gambler finds faith in a longshot horse whose chances to win are similar to similar to his chance for recovery..

  • Control

    Control (2013)
    Film (short) by Kent Meloy (Horror) Actor, Producer

  • Hide and Seek

    Hide and Seek (2013)
    Film (short) by Kent Meloy (Drama) Actor

  • Coat Hanger

    Coat Hanger (2013)
    Film (short) by Russell Hopkins (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor A corrupted priest tries to save an unborn baby when he is bribed into giving two con artists $20,000 to stop an abortion.

  • That's How It Goes

    That's How It Goes (2013)
    Film (short) by Juan Huang (Drama) Actor Do you know what your wife does everyday at home?

  • Parker

    Parker (2013)
    Film by Taylor Hackford (Action, Crime and Thriller) Actor Parker is a thief who has an unusual code. He doesn't steal from the poor and hurt innocent people. He is asked to join 4 other guys on a job. They pull it off flawlessly. They tell Parker that what they got can help them set up another job which will net them much more. But Parker doesn't want to join them and asks for his share. But they need it all so they try to kill him. They dispose of his body but someone finds him and he is still alive and takes him to the hospital. After recovering he sets out to get back at the ones who tried to kill him, another one of his codes. Despite being told that they are working for a known mobster which he was not aware of, he still wants to go after them. He learns where they are and poses as a wealthy Texan looking to buy a house. So he hires a real estate agent, Leslie Rogers to show him around. He is actually trying to find out where they're holed up. And when he finds it, he sets out on his plan to get them. But when they learn he is alive, ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

  • The Heart Is a Desolate Place

    The Heart Is a Desolate Place (2012)
    Film (short) by Motke Dapp (Drama) Actor Monica's sole desire in life is to be left alone, but when she actually starts to get the desires of her heart, she starts to wonder what she's done.

  • Unbroken

    Unbroken (2012)
    Film (short) by Dan McDonough (Horror) Actor, Producer

  • Through a Child's Eyes

    Through a Child's Eyes (2012)
    Film (short) by Ashlee Rose Scott (Drama) Actor Claire (Meredith Zahn) is coming of age, preparing for life after graduation and her future away from her father, Greg's (John Newkrik) abuse. Claire, along with her sister Olivia (Rachel Scott) and her mother Victoria (Carrie-Ellen Zappa) struggle to live normal lives while under the abusive control of Greg. The three girls are close as can be, but Greg is slowly ripping them apart. Claire is forced to make the most difficult decision of her life: escape, leaving her mother and sister behind in hopes that they too will follow suit or remain in her families home and watch herself succumb to the pain inflicted on the three of them. "Through a Child's Eyes" is a story of love, survival, abuse and escape. This moving drama has touched the hearts of many and serves as a beacon of hope to those who have suffered abuse. Written by Ashlee Rose Scott

  • Here Lies Luther

    Here Lies Luther (2012)
    Film (short) by Benjamin Volk (Comedy) Actor Adapted from the short story, Bowlville Cemetery, by Joan Connor. LUTHER - The town of Bowlville's own curmudgeon - comes back from the grave to disturb the modest townspeople one last time. In life, Luther was known for his ill-tempered and grouchy demeanor that had a profoundly affected the people of Bowlville. However, his only daughter and caregiver, Carol Jean must find a way to entice Luther back to his resting place in the Bowlville Cemetery. Written by Mark Adelsberger

  • Midnight Blue

    Midnight Blue (2012)
    Film (short) by Sean Talbott (Thriller) Actor Bill Williams, a powerful attorney, must discern between fantasy and reality as he suspects his wife is sleeping with another man.

  • Mountain Mafia

    Mountain Mafia (2012)
    Film by Cherokee Hall (Action, Adventure and Drama) Actor In the rolling landscape of Appalachia, beauty resides within each valley and atop the crest of each hill. It is the land of bluegrass, horses, coal mines, and tobacco. Under the surface of this delicate veneer, a treacherous underbelly lies. A world stricken with drugs, guns, money, and the Mountain Mafia rules all. Shortly after the passing of his mother and meeting his soul mate, Dwight begins questioning his line of work and his life in general, and comes to the realization that he wants out just as his family inadvertently rekindles an old feud with a rival drug family. Now Dwight must make a choice to either leave with his new soul mate or help save his family and risk it all. Blood, bullets, betrayal, and the Mountain Mafia! Written by Cherokee Hall

  • Alex Cross

    Alex Cross (2012)
    Film by Rob Cohen (Action, Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Actor Dr. Alex Cross is on his last police duty to track down an assassin called Picasso, who's been torturing and killing rich businessmen in Detroit. Soon when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits to end this once and for all. Written by Immanuel Ambhara

  • A Campaign That Failed

    A Campaign That Failed (2011)
    Film (short) by Ben Rood (Drama, History and War) Actor A group of under prepared confederate militia must prepare themselves for war after their negligence leads to the killing of their neighbor's slave. Through first hand experience of the horrors of combat, the men must learn to live with what they witnessed during their time spent fighting in the civil war. Written by Anonymous

  • Innocence Lost

    Innocence Lost (2011)
    Film (short) by Joshua Smith (Drama) Actor A young man looks back on his childhood memories that are filled with abuse.

  • Aidan 5

    Aidan 5 (2011)
    Television by John Jackson (Sci-Fi) Actor Set in a futuristic city, AIDAN 5 chronicles the journey of one detective who must unravel the mystery behind the serial killings of his own clones. This 15-episode living comic book is told through a unique style of film making and sketched art. Based on the award-winning 48-hr film festival short, AIDAN 5 is a no-budget, science fiction web series made solely with an all-volunteer cast & crew under pressured time restrictions. The goal: to create an ambitious series with creativity and determination as the only resources. Written by Room 101 Productions

  • Through the Flowers

    Through the Flowers (2011)
    Film (short) by Tobias Roediger (Drama and Thriller) Producer, Production manager After Tom loses his only son, his already shaken world is destroyed. Believing that his only chance to rebuild resides with his ex-wife, Olivia, Tom visits her on the one year anniversary of their son's death to find closure and seize the new life that he so desperately needs. Written by AM

  • Letters to Eva

    Letters to Eva (2009)
    Film (short) by Tobias Roediger (Drama) Actor Rewriting a friendship.

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