John Morrissey is a film producer, writer, teacher and actor. His feature length documentary, ‘The Murder In Mansfield’, directed by 2-time Oscar winner Barbara Kopple, debuted at DOC NYC and IDFA in Amsterdam in November 2017. It is currently making the rounds of documentary festivals.
John produced AMERICAN HISTORY X. The film’s star, Edward Norton, was nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award while this edgy tale of moral descent and redemption also featured outstanding performances by Edward Furlong, Beverly D’Angelo, Elliot Gould, Stacey Keach and Fairuza Balk.
John’s other films include BOOTY CALL starring Jaime Foxx, HAVOC starring Anne Hathaway, THE BADGE starring Billy Bob Thornton, 11:14 starring Hilary Swank, KINGDOM COME starring Whoopi Goldberg and many others.
John has written and sold several screenplays. As an actor, John appeared both on and off Broadway. He was a contract player on two TV Soap Operas, playing the leading villain on both General Hospital and Guiding Light, as well as a Guest Star on many TV series.
He has been teaching in colleges for several years, including at Columbia College of Hollywood, NYFA and in Istanbul for Turkish Radio & Television. He is currently an Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Film candidate at Vermont College of Fine Art with a screenwriting emphasis and will matriculate in 2018.
A Murder in Mansfield
Film (Documentary) Producer Filmmaker Barbara Kopple explores the legacy of the 1989 murder of Noreen Boyle in Mansfield, Ohio. Her 12-year-old son Collier gave a devastating videotaped testimony blaming his father for the murder. Now, over two decades later, Collier returns to Ohio seeking to retrace his past and confront his imprisoned father, who remains in denial of his guilt. Collier's depth of character is a wonder to behold from childhood to adulthood. Out of this tragic story, we witness the power of human resilience. Written by DOC NYC
Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Bekir is a tradesman who has his own workplace in Istanbul. He decides to go to his hometown because he is overwhelmed by city life and work tempos.
Television (Drama) Actor An ambitious career woman must rise to the task of taking care of her troubled sister's baby girl.
Film (Drama and Romance) Producer A man falls in love with the wife of his uncle in Tequila during the year 1942.
Film (Action and Drama) Actor A Child Protective Services employee becomes discontented with the disregard toward 'abused children' and finally decides to take matters into his own hands.
Film (Crime and Drama) Producer A pair of naive young girls learn that even the most insignificant actions can have lasting consequences. Influenced by the hip-hop thug lifestyle and seeking to explore life outside of their insulated, culturally homogenized suburb, pretty young teenagers Allison and Emily set their sights on East L.A. to experience the "gangsta" lifestyle firsthand. By the time the pair meet a ruthless Mexican drug dealer named Hector, some true-life Latino gang-bangers, and realize just how far out of their element they really are, it may already be too late to turn back. Written by Giancarlos Calderon
Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Producer "The Prodigy" tells the story of small-time enforcer Truman Fisher's vicious conflict with a sadistic assassin who has chosen the unwilling Truman to be his successor. The assassin, who goes by the alias Rains and whose exploits have become the source of legend among Truman's underworld colleagues, drives Truman, through the pressure of constant violence and grief, to understand his own capacity for both bloodshed and compassion. Ultimately this reveals to Truman that he as with all of us, must find our place in this world or as Rains would say "our place in this grand design." This action begins quickly as Truman meets with a turncoat from a rival gang. This tense showdown erupts quickly into mayhem, when Rains makes his unexpected entrance. In the wake of the ensuing bloodbath, Truman is forced to reevaluate his own role in the small, violent world he inhabits, suddenly aware that there are larger powers at work which he does not understand. It soon becomes obvious that the ... Written by Chris Carpenter
Film (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Producer A few incidents that happen at 11:14pm in the town of Middleton are seen from five different perspectives, each of the players who generally works toward self interest, not caring about the consequence to other people, and in the process exacerbating the situations by his or her actions. Jack, in town to meet someone, is a chronic drinker and driver, he still doing so despite having his license temporarily suspended. Teens Mark, Eddie and Tim are out for a joyride in Mark's van, they generally causing havoc all in the name of having fun... that is until something goes wrong. Frank, out for a walk with his dog, stumbles across something which makes him jump to a conclusion about his daughter, to who he is both over-protective and overly trusting. Duffy, who works as a clerk at Lloyd's EZZZ Stop convenience store, goes to the store just as it is closing to ask his friend, the clerk on duty, Buzzy, for a favor, which may be difficult for her to grant based on her own needs. And Cheri is ... Written by Huggo
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Film (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Producer A sheriff (Thornton) begins an investigation into the death of a local trans individual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help from the people he once despised. Written by Jason Smith and Clavain
What's the Worst That Could Happen?
Film (Comedy and Crime) Producer Thief Kevin Caffery attempts to rob from the home of rich businessman Max Fairbanks. But Fairbanks catches him and steals his cherished ring that his girlfriend gave him. Caffery is then bent on revenge and getting his ring back with the help of his partners. Written by Andrew L.
Film (Comedy, Drama and Family) Producer This family has issues! When mean and surly Bud Slocumb keels over at breakfast, his family gathers for the wake and funeral: long-suffering widow Raynelle, unemployed son Junior who's cheating on his wife Charisse, son Ray Bud who holds a job and has a loving wife, Lucille, but struggles with alcoholism and with their difficulty having children. There's younger daughter Delightful, who constantly eats; religious Aunt Marguerite and her wayward son Royce; and, there's Juanita, their wealthy cousin's wife. They all descend on the town of Lula, struggle to say something nice about Bud, and face the challenge of sorting out their relationships with the living. Written by <email@example.com>
Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story
Film (Drama) Producer A staunch professional executive and his wife coerce their two rebellious teens and their older sister and her boyfriend into taking a plane trip to celebrate their wedding anniversary in the mountains. The younger sister does not make it to the plane in time and the family leaves without her. Their small private plane then develops trouble and crashes in the isolated snowy mountains. The family must then work together to survive the extreme wilderness conditions, including an avalanche. Written by John Sacksteder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
American History X
Film (Crime and Drama) Producer Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for brutally killing two black men who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did. Written by Nitesh D.(email@example.com)
Film (Comedy and Romance) Producer Bunz and Rushon are two best buddies who are looking forward to dating two ladies, Lysterine and Nikki. When the two boys get their lives altogether, they all fall in love. But will their lives stay peaceful? Written by Anonymous
The Tie That Binds
Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Producer John Netherwood and his wife Leann are fugitives who are both wanted for murder. They have a young daughter named Janie. John and Leann are in the process of robbing a house when the two residents of the house show up. John kills the two residents and heads back to the car with Leann - only to discover the police waiting for them. John and Leann get away after a cop shoots John, and Janie is placed up for adoption. Janie is soon adopted by southern California carpenter Russell Clifton and his wife Dana - and what they don't know is that they're in for the fight of their lives. John and Leann are trying to locate Janie and will stop at nothing to find her, even if it means killing whoever is in their way. When John and Leann discover that Janie was adopted by Russell and Dana, they plot to kill Russell and Dana and take Janie, but one thing they don't expect is for Russell and Dana to fight back with all they've got, because Russell and Dana are willing to do whatever it takes to hold ... Written by Todd Baldridge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde
Film (Comedy and Romance) Producer New York City, Dr. Richard Jacks is a creator of perfumes. His girlfriend, Sarah, sometimes gets pushed to the side, but he loves her. One day, he discovers that his great-grandfather, Dr. Jekyll, was a scientist with a secret: a revolutionary discovery. Richard tries to follow in his footsteps and creates perfumes, each greater than the next. But one gives him more than he bargained for. Richard is transformed into a buxom bombshell, Helen Hyde. Helen is a powerhouse and a woman with a plan. The catch is, Richard doesn't know she exists. As he finds himself in situations each more ridiculous than the last, Richard becomes aware of his alter ego and makes a plan to get rid of her once and for all. But, Helen's career is growing, she won't go without a fight. Written by moddydhoo
Film (Drama and Thriller) Producer Lila a college student discovers a latent ability to see into the past. When a professor hires her for some psychological tests she becomes the target of the killer of the woman she sees in her dreams. Written by <email@example.com>
Film (Thriller) Producer A young musician with a talent for all things electrical spies on his sexy neighbor with a penchant for skinny dipping in the pool in broad daylight and her obviously violent husband. He is so violent that in the opening sequence he murders a man for talking with his mouth full of food. As the soft-core sex film advances, she gets involved sexually with the much younger man, all the while luring him into a trap involving the murder of her husband. Written by John Sacksteder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
9 1/2 Ninjas!
Film (Comedy) Producer Joe Vogue, a ninja, butts heads with a real estate tycoon who has hired assassins to eliminate him. In addition to that he has to also protect and train a woman in the arts of ninjutsu.
Film (Comedy and Drama) Actor California 1962, Five girls: beautiful Sharon, ugly-duckling Andy, nice Poo and hot-to-trot Jill support their best friend Tookie when she prepares to marry her boyfriend Pat. But the two of them realize that they are not prepared to get married, that the locks of marriage will prevent them from doing things they want to do first. Written by Mattias Thuresson
Film (Comedy, Horror and Sci-Fi) Actor Aliens punish one of their own by sending him to earth. The alien is very violent, and when the body he occupies is damaged, he is forced to find another. Written by Rob Hartill
CBS Schoolbreak Special
Television (Drama, Family and Romance) Actor CBS late-afternoon specials designed for middle school and high school students, dramatizing issues affecting teenagers.
Eisenhower & Lutz
Television (Comedy) Actor Bud Lutz is a struggling lawyer in Las Vegas so he and his girlfriend Megan relocate to Palm Springs in hopes of attracting richer clients. Millie is his secretary, Dwayne a law student doubling as gofer and Kay his ex, who is an attorney at a prestigious firm.
Highway to Heaven
Television (Drama and Fantasy) Actor Jonathan Smith is a probationary angel sent back to Earth to help people. During the series' first episode, he meets embittered ex-policeman Mark Gordon (as Jonathan is walking along a little-used road, on which Mark happens to be driving). Jonathan helps reform Mark, with the grateful Mark agreeing to become Jonathan's right-hand associate in carrying out the heavenly mission. The two begin traveling the country as itinerant workers, receiving assignments from "the Boss" (God), with their mission being to deliver love, understanding and humility to the people they encountered. Typical episodes stressed moral, Christian themes; though many episodes dealt with common human failings, such as egotism, bitterness and greed, some shows addressed such topics as racism and cancer. A few shows, however, were played mainly for laughs (such as Landon recreating his first famous starring role in a takeoff of his 1957 film I Was a Teenage Werewolf and his role in in little house on the prairie). Written by Brian Rathjen <email@example.com>
Television (Drama) Actor Follows the life of three friends, T.J., Mack and Kleber. When they were young something happened that would haunt them for the rest of their lives. And they would each achieve notoriety in their own way. Kleber would become a journalist. Mack would get by on his looks and would become a movie star. And T.J. who has a dark side would run all sorts of scams and would somehow become an evangelist. Written by firstname.lastname@example.org
Days of Our Lives
Television (Drama and Romance) Actor "Like sands through the hourglass... so are the Days of Our Lives." These words, spoken by late cast member Macdonald Carey, open every episode of this daytime drama, chronicaling the trials and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of Salem. Written by Kevin Ackley <email@example.com>
Television (Crime, Drama and Romance) Actor During the original show up through the 1970s, the show primarily covered Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino) and his friend, Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin). Late in the 1970s, the show was doing badly in the ratings, so a new executive producer, Gloria Monty, decided to move the show's focus away from the hospital and onto material more relevant to a younger audience than the stereotypical "bored housewife", thus bringing in Luke and Laura, (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis) and eventually having them marry in a stereotypical fantasy wedding that would not be matched until the real-life marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Written by Paul Robinson
Television (Drama and Romance) Actor Guiding Light takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield. In its early years the stories centered on the middle class Bauer family, but later the wealthy Spauldings, Chamberlains, and Lewises, along with the working class Reardons and others, took their own places of prominence, though the Bauers remained the heart of the show. Written by Anonymous
Film (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Producer The Jesuit is the alias of a man who was wrongly accused and became imprisoned. When The Jesuit discovers that his wife has been murdered and his son kidnapped and taken to Mexico, he elaborates a complex and dangerous plan to rescue his son and avenge the death of his deceased wife.