John M. Tyson’s love of film and storytelling led him to the world of filmmaking at an early age. Since then, John has worked as one of the top 1st Assistant Directors on a broad range of projects, including feature films, TV series, commercials, promos, documentaries, and PSAs.
Through his 25+ years in the industry John has worked worldwide on hundreds of projects for the most renowned companies and clients. His work as a 1st AD has taken him across the continents, to every major US market, Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East.
Efficient and wildly productive, John supports each member of the crew in accomplishing his or her best work on every set. John brings an unsurpassed ability to execute a vision from conception to final cut on every project. His multi faceted experience makes him uniquely qualified to mobilize a team to achieve a unified creative goal.
John has had the pleasure of working with a number of acclaimed producers, directors, and a diverse group of celebrity talent ranging from sports heroes to supermodels to Academy Award winning actors. He has collaborated with industry giants such as Keanu Reeves, Brian de Palma, Daniel Day-Lewis, Kevin Smith, Howard Stern, Justin Timberlake, Kate Moss, Daryl Hannah, to name a few. His credits include feature, TV, commercial, and promo work for such production companies and networks as 20th Century Fox, Screen Gems, Plan B, ESPN, Comedy Central, HBO, IFC, Discovery, Biscuit Filmworks, Green Dot Films, Chelsea Pictures, and RSA Films.
John Tyson graduated with a Master of Arts from The London International Film School and is a member of the Directors Guild of America. He has been bonded through Film Finances, and is available for work worldwide.
When not racking up frequent flyer miles, John resides in Brooklyn.