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John D.

Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico69 reviews

$1000 - $10000 / Day

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Top Services

  • Production Company

    37 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    14 reviews
  • Documentary DP

    11 reviews



  • Multiple cameras
  • 2K video camera
  • 4K video camera
  • Full HD video camera
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • Drone


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Lighting kit
  • Stabilizer
  • Shoulder rig
  • Sliders
  • Dolly
  • Live streaming equipment
  • Satellite phone

About John

Award-winning Scottish-Mexican filmmaker, has directed and produced shorts, features and series both independently and for media like Al Jazeera, Univision, NatGeo, Discovery, Guardian Films and Channel 4, mostly telling character-driven stories out of Latin America, on subjects like drug war, immigration, renewable energy, turtle eggs and mezcal. His films have been shown and won prizes in various film festivals. His first doc feature was El Diablo y La Nota Roja (2008), a searing portrait of a crime reporter in southern Mexico. In 2013 travelled clandestine to the war-ravaged Nuba Mountains of Sudan to make the film Eyes of Nuba about a citizen journalist there, nominated for the Rory Peck award. Just completed his first fiction feature as writer/director, Moronga ("Black Pudding"), a surreal black comedy starring Matt O'Leary and Kristyan Ferrer, in cinemas end 2019. Lives between Mexico City and a farm in the Sierra Madre. Also explores 360° video and VR, and loves mezcal. Salud.

Top Projects

  • The Lizard Princess Bride

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Every year in Huamelula, the town mayor marries an alligator, an ancient harvest rite.

    Produced for AJPlus on Storyhunter

    July 2017

  • How Mezcal Is Made

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Mezcal is all the rage in hip NY bars, but how is the agave spirit made? Watch young mezcalero Luis Perez take us through the artisanal process in the village of Chichicapam.

    Produced for Hearst Digital Media on Storyhunter

    June 2019

  • Deportees Welcome

    • Documentary DP
    • Production Company

    Follow young Dilan as he is deported from the USA to El Salvador, where he confronts the reality of gang violence and tries to find work in the booming call center industry.

  • Dreamer Mums

    • Documentary DP
    • Creative Director
    • Production Company

    Half hour documentary for Al Jazeera English about deported mother Yolanda Varona and her struggle to get back to the US legally.

  • Mexico City - A16 Microsoft Short Interviews

    • Documentary DP
    • Production Company

    Produced for Experientialism Inc on Storyhunter

    February 2017

All Services


  • Creative Director
  • Production Company
  • Senior Producer / Project Manager
  • Immersive/Spatial Video Capture

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Full-Service Live Production
  • Commercial DP
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator
  • Mobile Journalist / Livestreamer
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist


  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

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