John Anthony Flavin is a film director, scriptwriter and T.V. producer known for projects such as Boardwalk Empire, Divorce, Entourage, The Comeback, The Pacific and JUEVES his first short which he wrote produced and directed.
Starting from the bottom, he has worked alongside some of the most prestigious names in the Film and TV world. He started out as assistant to John Melfi on Lisa Kudrow’s return to T.V. in THE COMEBACK, season one for HBO. From there he went on to assist Steven Levinson and Denis Biggs on ENTOURAGE, after which he had a brief stint as a development coordinator for Producer/Director Alan Poul at his production company, BOKU FILMS. Shortly after he was asked by HBO to go to Australia for a year where he had the good fortune to assist all directors for the critically acclaimed follow up to Band of Brothers, THE PACIFIC. It was here he worked alongside such prestigious directors as Tim Van Patten, Carl Franklin, David Nutter, Graham Yost, Tony To and Jeremy Podeswa, forging life long career peers. After the series was completed, Terence Winter and Tim Van Patten offered him a job as an associate producer on Martin’s Scorsese’s first T.V. project BOARDWALK EMPIRE, where he spent five years working alongside some of T.V. and Film’s best writers, actors, producers, directors and crews. For the final season he was promoted to Co-Producer.
After Boardwalk Empire finished it’s 5-year run, his next project was as an Associate Producer on Sarah Jessica Parker’s re-entry into not only T.V. but again at HBO. DIVORCE, created by the highly esteemed Irish actor, writer, Sharon Horgan. Another highlight of his career. When the first season ended, he decided it was time for a change and he moved to Europe. In 2017/2018 he wrote, produced and directed his first short, JUEVES. His first passion project, which to date has won 8 awards for best short and has 32 nominations for best short, best director and best lead actress. JUEVES has been accepted in festivals throughout the world including London, Venice, Milan, Melbourne, San Diego, Paris, Austin, Madrid, Nazareth, Cannes, Los Angeles, Santiago and Beirut. THE DREAMERS, his latest TV pilot was a finalist at the Oaxaca film festival. His first TV pilot script, BIRDS is currently out to production companies in LA and NYC.
He holds both an American and EU passport, and is currently residing in London, England. While he is waiting to find representation, he spends his days writing pilot scripts; navigating the world of Film festivals and is also working on his first feature.
Unique traits: USA and Eu passports. World traveler. Directorial debut was success. 32 festivals and 8 wins. Has 6 spec scripts. Years of experience with Hollywood’s top talent.
DIAMOND Budget: $1M - $5M | Family A chubby lovable blond Australian young woman gets the chance of a lifetime and through some mischievousness grabs a job as an au pair to a big wig handsome NYC executive’s 2 kids.
THE DREAMERS Budget: $5M - $10M | Drama A 1/2 hour dark TV series, but sometimes humorous look at the lives of 4 fluid youth living in Madrid. Dominique (DOM), a transitioning FTM desperate to be a boy. His girlfriend Claudia, a street smart girl bent on revenge and the glue that holds them together in a world where they don't quite fit in. Sebastian, an 18 year old gender bending post gay boy who can't seem to do wrong, until he’s caught in a world one often can’t get out of, and Gonzalo, a straight lovable jock starting over after he loses his girlfriend, and has no choice but to move forward. The dreamers are here to prove being different is the new normal, and it's not going away.
YA'ABURNEE Budget: $0 - $100K | Independent Set in Istanbul, East meets West in a dramatic short, testing family, friendship and eventual sanity.
BIRDS Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy Is a half-hour comedy series about two stunning and unapologetically flawed/honest women (Alexis, 45 and Becca, 37) navigating their lives in a new city. They are best friends living in London when Alexis gets an offer to move to L.A. to host a love/style advice segment on cable TV, after which Becca makes a drastic last minute decision to join her. As Hollywood catapults them to D-list celebrity status, the show captures their humor; vulnerability; unbridled honesty; a new found jealously and a massive secret, all which will test their bond as best friends and their future. It’s 1993, and Alexis used to be Alexander. A secret, known only to Becca and one other person… so far.
JUEVES Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama "JUEVES" is a dark tale of two Spanish youths, living together in Valencia, estranged from their family, and not conforming to a normal world. Their actions sending them down a dangerous path of indulgence, depravity and danger. One they might not return from.