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JOHN CROME DIRECTOR-PRODUCER-SCRIPT WRITER-CREDITS
FEATURE FILM : As director
THE NAKED CELL
Official entry The Berlin Film Festival (panorama)
producers; Laura Gregory, Georgina De Lacy
Featuring Victoria Jeffrey. Distributed by Target International Premier Releasing
‘one of the most important independent films made in Britain in recent years’-Derek Malcolm-The Guardian.
TELEVISION DRAMA DIRECTOR CREDITS INCLUDE:
THE PROFRFESIONALS LWT-Raymond Menmuir
Irish special Sky1/Hewland/ Rod Brown
6x1hour episodes BBC/Witzend/ McShane productions/ Emma Hayter
BLACK BEAUTY also as producer
8episodes in UK and New Zealand LWT/Freemantle/TV3NZ/ Beta Taurus Nick Elliot, Tom Parkinson,
PROSPECTS also developed and directed lead episodes.
4x1hour episodes Ch4/Euston Films/ Thames . Johnny Goodman, Greg Smith, Linda Agran, Verity Lambert.
OTHER TELEVISION DIRECTING CREDITS INCLUDE:
Documentary pilot about European cinema Featuring; Jane Fonda, Susanna Yorke, Jean Seberg, Jane Birkin and others.
TOP OF THE POPS BBC TV.
A WHOLE SCENE GOING BBC TV.
The legendary youth orientated magazine programme, chronicling ‘Swinging London’. Short films featured, the Beatles, the Stones, the Kinks, the Who, Spencer Davis , Twiggy, and many others.
THE WORLD OF CRIME. ABC, WESTINGHOUSE, THAMES.
A ground breaking documentary series some 20 hours of interviews with criminals, the police, and experts, shot in prisons, and the streets in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, London, Liverpool, Nottingham and Glasgow.
YOU BETTER YOU BET-THE WHO
Music video-Time Magazine award Best performance video of the year.
And, some of the earliest promos featuring artists such as Dusty Springfield, Manfred Mann, Gene Pitney, Spencer Davis, Roy Orbison etc.
T.V COMMERCIALS DIRECTING INCLUDE:
Several hundred commercials (1970-2000) winning gold silver and bronze awards at festivals: CLIO (best series in the World), Cannes, Venice, New York, Tokyo, D&ADA, and London. For most leading international agencies for clients such as Coca Cola, Diners Club, Nescafe, Maxwell House, P&G, Lever bros., Colgate, Heinekin, Mars, BT, Rail,British Airways, Sunday Times, Daily Mail, IBM, HMV, etc.etc.
SHORTS FOR CINEMA RELEASE INCLUDE:
With Nicholas Amer ,Anthony Langdon Producer Des Good
Columbia ,EMI, Warner
JOE’S BOX Producer Anne Orsi/Mile End Movies
Winner Audience Prize Raindance festival 2004
Producer Anne Orsi/ Mile End Movies
TO A POEM
Selection Raindance Festival 2005
THE WHO FACE DANCES Producer Roy Baird, Bill Curbishly
A 30 mins. short shot on 35mm.widely released in cinemas by UA. Featuring THE WHO and 12 leading British artists, including Peter Blake, Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Proctor, David Hockney
DOCUMENTARY AND NON-_BROADCAST DIRECTING and WRITING:
More than 20 for a variety of clients including: Saatchi & Saatchi, The NHS, The East End Jewish Celebration Society, Cable &Wireless, Belfast Chamber of Commerce, Nat-West Bank, Mayfair Trade assoc. Merk (and other pharmaceuticals), Jewish Disabled & Blind (charity) etc.
VIDEO PRODUCTIONS INCLUDE:
A feature length(70mins) Music event featuring, Rock, Blues and J azz ‘The last great Jam of the 60s’ Artists featured include Led Zepplin, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Stephan Stills, Buddy Guy, Roland Kirk and the MJQ.
Eagle Rock Entertainment
HOW TO BE A WIZARD
Video entertainment for children. Producer Paul Lowin. Branscome/Sony
30mins.Drama written and directed for LAMDA featuring 12 drama students.
SCRIPT- WRITER /ADAPTOR:
TOLDI- an adaptation of the Hungarian national epic poems of Janos Arany ‘The Toldi Trilogy’. Produced by Endre Nagy for Grant Films, Hungary. Directed by Csaba Kael
HOUSE OF STORMS- a modern fantasy/ horror produced by Joseph Cirko directed by Gabor Forgacs for Happy Crew Company kft, Hungary.
LIKE A ROLLING STONE- from a story by Aare Tilk for the Estonian Film Institute. It is 1969 a young Estonian rock guitarist writes to Mick Jagger.
FULLY SCRIPTED IN DRAFT FORM BY JOHN CROME AND IN DEVELOPMENT;
THE MERCHANT OF VENCE, from the play by William Shakespeare.
HIDE AND SEEK, from the thrilling novel by Wilkie Collins. 3hours for Television.
THE UNBURIED DEAD- an original translation of the play by Jean-Paul Sartre.’Morts Sans Sepultures’
DEAD TISSUE- a gruesome horror, set in 1938. The low budget film is prepped and ready to shoot.
SAVAGE BLACK and DIDO- an intriguing ‘noir’.
CIAO BELLA- an up-to-date romantic comedy set in multicultural London and in Italy,a medium budget film to be produced by John Irvin
THE BET- from a short story by Anton Chekhov.
A founding member of The National Youth Theatre, acting in Shakespeare in London and on tour.
A founding member of the Directors Guild of Great Britain, on the council since 1985
The council of The DPRS, a Vice President of FERA (European Film Directors) on the council of The World Cinema Alliance.
Jury member of the Francophone TV festival Biarritz, jury member International Film Festival Baku Azerbajan,
Unique traits: clever/funny/hard working/nice guy