I'm a Massachusetts based writer/director and editor. I've been specializing in narrative, feature-length projects and my films have sold all over the world. My best known project was The Legend of Lucy Keyes starring Julie Delpy and Justin Theroux. I also wrote and directed Sexting in Suburbia which was a Lifetime hit, starring Liz Vassey and Jenn Proske and Ryan Kelley. My latest film, Black Car, is currently in post-production and I have several exciting projects in development.
Name: John Stimpson
Lives in: Worcester, Massachusetts
Occupation: Director, Editor and Screenwriter
Film by John Stimpson (Thriller) Editor, Director, Writer
Film by Jim Issa (Thriller) Editor It is about a man who's on vacation coming home and finding three homeless kids living in his garage. Instead of kicking them out he let's them stay for awhile and a friendship develops.
TV Movie by Maureen Bharoocha (Thriller) Editorial department A couple buy a rundown house to flip it for a profit, but they get more than they bargained for when they hire a handsome contractor with a hidden, dark past.
Film by Jason Winn (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Editor After a cheerleader is sexually assaulted by the high school football team, she must overcome her shame and use the evidence gathered from the subsequent social media firestorm to piece together the night that she can't remember in her fight for justice. Based on the true story of the Steubenville, Ohio rape case. Written by Heather Chapman
TV Movie by John Stimpson (Thriller) Editor, Director While vacationing in Cape Cod, Julie, six months pregnant, and her boyfriend Trent get caught up in a scandal when Trent is kidnapped by a mysterious man, and Jonathan - Julie's husband - is forced to pay the ransom.
Sins of the Preacher
Film by John Stimpson (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Editor, Director, Writer When beloved Debbie Martin commits suicide, her preacher husband Andrew grieves alongside the whole town and especially Debbie's mom, Susan. But then moments long forgotten and incidents about Andrew's strange behavior start bubbling to the surface. At first Susan doesn't want to believe them, but when mounting evidence can no longer be denied, she has to admit that she now believes Andrew killed Debbie and sets out to prove it. And so begins a battle that eventually tears the town apart. Inspired by a true story. Written by Anonymous
A Deadly Obsession
Film by John Stimpson (Action) Editor, Director At the age of six years, Suzanne (Katee Sackhoff) saw her mother kill her father. Twenty-five years later, she is a professor of psychology and lives in fear of becoming a criminal like her mother. As she teaches a course at the university, gunfire broke out on campus, causing several casualties. The author of the shooting is a Suzanne's former patient. The young man named Connor (Grant Harvey) is a dangerous psychopath who kept her track to declare his love. Written by IvanaHolland
Last Hours in Suburbia
Film by John Stimpson (Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Editor, Director When Grace is accused of playing a role in a deadly accident, her best friend reaches out from beyond the grave to unveil the truth behind what happened.
Sexting in Suburbia
TV Movie by John Stimpson (Drama and Thriller) Editor, Director, Writer When Dina commits suicide, her mom starts looking for an answer. A painful secret unravels.
The March Sisters at Christmas
TV Movie by John Stimpson (Comedy) Director To keep the family home from being sold, 4 very modern March sisters tackle home improvement on their own. But their romantic entanglements involving the boy next door, an old flame and a new acquaintance become a distraction.
A Christmas Kiss
TV Movie by John Stimpson (Romance) Editor, Director Wendy Walton is the best designer in Boston... but no one knows it yet. Hoping to kick-start her career, Wendy has left work with the local theatre to take a job as an assistant to Priscilla Hall, the most prestigious designer in the city. Ms. Hall works Wendy around the clock, which is how Wendy finds herself trapped in an elevator late one night with an incredibly handsome stranger. Wendy and the mystery man share an impulsive, romantic, life-changing kiss before the doors open and Wendy runs out, leaving him behind. The next day at work, Wendy answers the door to find the handsome gentleman standing in front of her. Turns out he's Adam Hughes, a wealthy philanthropist - and Ms. Hall's long distance boyfriend. He doesn't recognize Wendy, which makes things all the more awkward for her when Ms. Hall assigns her to decorate his house for a big party at Christmas. As the holidays approach and Wendy and Adam spend more and more time together, Wendy realizes she's falling in love. Should... Written by Anonymous
The Last Harbor
Film by Paul Epstein (Mystery and Thriller) Editorial department A cop on the verge is sent to his small hometown to shape up. When a girl no one cares about goes missing, his slow recovery ends abruptly.
Film (short) by John Stimpson (Drama) Editor, Director, Writer It is the morning after a ripping party and young Maggie wakes up her mom before she wanders downstairs to watch TV. After surveying the damage her parents caused the night before, Maggie oddly discovers her father, Tom, asleep on the couch - or is he? Puzzled, Maggie goes back upstairs to find Mr. Spencer in bed with her mother. The fireworks ensue as the realization of what happened hits the couples who decided to swap partners for the night, especially after Tom admits he couldn't go through with it. Written by John Stimpson
Tricks of Love
Film by Todd Norwood (Romance) Editor Dessi, a down and out young woman, is wasting her life away. One day a fashion photographer, Rex, notices her on an outing with his rival, Albert. Rex reluctantly accepts a bet that he can transform Dessi into a super-model. Dessi transforms herself from ugly duckling to swan -- only to learn she was the object of a bet. Written by Richard Lasser
Film by Edward Anderson (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Editorial department It's after midnight when Mel and Jules, two young women, return to LA from holidays in Mexico; they jump in a shuttle to head downtown. The other passengers are a nervous accountant and two frat boys, one who's been hitting on Jules. They're soon on unfamiliar, deserted streets - to avoid a traffic jam, says the driver - then things go from bad to worse. What's going on and where are they headed? Guns, knives, chains, a tattoo, and medication play in the resolution. Written by <email@example.com>
Be a Bruin
Television (Reality-TV) Editor Hundreds of hockey players, a lifetime devoted to a sport they love and all with the lifelong dream of playing in the NHL. All will vie for a chance to attend the 2006 Boston Bruins Training Camp and perhaps an NHL contract.
The Legend of Lucy Keyes
Film by John Stimpson (Drama and Thriller) Editor, Director, Writer Guy Cooley moves to an old farm in Princeton with his wife Jeanne Cooley and their two daughters, Molly and Lucy, to build eight windmills to generate clean power to the city. He was hired by the local Samantha Porter, who owns with her relative Jonas Dodd the lands in the woods where the facility will be built. The Cooley family has a cold reception in town, and while voting for the approval of the project, the old woman Gretchen Caswell votes against the construction with many followers and mentions the historic importance of the spot and the name of Martha. Jeanne researches and discloses that two hundred and fifty years ago, a girl called Lucy Keyes got lost in the woods and in spite of the efforts of her mother Martha Keyes and the locals, she was never found. When the ghost of Martha comes to the fields around their property calling for Lucy, Jeanne realizes that the legend is true and that there are many hidden secrets in that location. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Film by John Stimpson (Thriller) Editor, Director, Writer, Producer, Actor The late Irish hero fireman's (Lefty) charming son William M. "Billy" Dylan (25) is elected as independent, youngest Massachusettes state representative. He joins the Democrats, Congress seat Beacon Hill's legendary rooster, House speaker Charles T. "Chick" Mudoon, who trusts the customary campaign debt check will reel the rookie in as another meek party soldier. However the naive, naturally noble new boy, who doesn't hesitate to single-handedly fight off two skinhead gay-bashers, has and follows his own conscience. He defeats Muldoon's dodgy attempts to prevent a congressional committee investigating state police school cadet abuse, which would compromise his deputy, majority leader Spanky Reardon. It seems Muldoon's revenged when Dylan gets framed for the alleged violent abuse of a two-faced congressional aid. However, there's a more devious, ambitious plot behind two abuse cases and a staged corrupt payment for a memorial hospital wing. Written by KGF Vissers
Film (short) by Lisa P. Hagerty (Comedy) Editor Shea Thomas is a great catch, the only problem is she can't seem to find a guy who is. Convinced that true love is eluding her, she ends a perfectly fine relationship with her boyfriend to pursue greener fields. Applying the rules of baseball to her blind dates, the guys have 3 chances to stay in the game. As the umpire of her own love life, it's up to Shea to make the right call, if and when the right guy steps up to the plate. Written by Lisa P. Hagerty
The Winter People
Film (short) by John Stimpson (Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Editor, Director, Writer In the fall, Sarah, a lass of 11 or 12, and her mother arrive at their Cape Cod summer house to meet the plumber and get the place ready for winter. Sarah asks her mother about the winter people, those who live in the house while the family's gone. Her mother dismisses the idea, and when Sarah finds a tube of unfamiliar lipstick, her mother declares that it probably belongs to Sarah's father's girlfriend -- Sarah's parents have recently separated. Sarah asks the plumber too about the winter people, And, on their way out of town, she asks Mr. Geary, the general store owner. In a world where divorce and other sad things happen, can there be winter people? Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>