John Farrell

John Farrell


Screenwriter in Boston, Massachusetts

About John

John Farrell is a writer and producer working in Boston. He is the author of The Day Without Yesterday: LemaƮtre, Einstein and the Birth of Modern Cosmology from Basic Books, an imprint of the Perseus Books Group. A graduate of Harvard College with a B.A. in English and American Literature, Farrell has written for Skeptic, Cosmos Magazine, New Scientist, The Wall Street Journal, The Manchester Guardian, TCSDaily , Salon, National Review, Huffington Post, First Things and The Tablet of London, and writes a science/tech blog for Forbes. He was a 2010 Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science and Religion.

As a producer, Farrell developed programs for various media companies and organizations, including the Boston ABC affiliate WCVB-TV, Simon & Shuster, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Houghton Mifflin and Cengage Learning Company. In 2009, he was a media consultant to the Academy Award nominated director Roland Joffe for the feature film, There Be Dragons, and has also written scripts, including a feature length adaptation of Don Quixote, for British film star Sir Christopher Lee. His YouTube platform, myStanza, provides dramatic presentations of classic poems for students of literature and language.

Name: John Farrell

Lives in: Boston, Massachusetts

Company: Farrellmedia

Occupation: Screenwriter


  • There Be Dragons

    There Be Dragons (2011)
    Film by Mount Santa Fe consultant

  • Don Quixote

    Don Quixote (2006)
    Film by Sir Christopher Lee screenwriter

  • Richard the Second

    Richard the Second (2004)
    Film by Farrellmedia adaptation and director

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