John Banovich, DGC, CSC, BA FIlm

    • Director
    • Producer/Director

    British Columbia

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017 - 2018Director/Producer
Documentary
Rocky Mountains Encounter
John Banovich
Reel Courage Films
2014 - 2015Director/co-Producer
Film (Feature)
Stolen Life
John Banovich, DGC, CSC
Crystal Productions Inc
2015Producer/Director
Documentary
Wild Rockies
John Banovich, DGC, CSC
Blue Ant Media Inc
2011 - 2015Director/Producer
Documentary
Adventure Toyota
John Banovich, DGC, CSC
Green Earth Films Inc
2007 - 2008Director/Producer
Film (Feature)
Sharp as Marbles
John Banovich
Vilio Bros Productions
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2017Directing Actors WorkshopDGC (Directors Guild of Canada)
    2004Bachelor of Art (Film and Media)Bedford Unisverity
    Associate Degree Computer ScienceDouglas College
    1985Music CertificateDouglas College

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Sony Venice 6K full frame 16-bit cinema with AXS-R7 recorder, Sony A7S mkIII with 2x CF Express A 160GB cards, reader, batteries, charger, etc, Canon "Ultimate Lens" 50-1000mm +1.5x Full frame, Sony FX9 with cards, batteries, charger, etc, Sony 600mm GM Telephoto Lens, Sony 200-600mm G Zoom Lens, Otto Nemenz 500mm (Canon conversion) telephoto len PL Mount, Duclos 11-16mm super wide zoom lens, O'Connor 2575B head with Ronford Standard & Baby Tripod + Hi Hat, Full list available upon request, Sony A7R mkIII with lenses and Sachtler 15SB tripod, GearNex gear head Mitchel mount, DJI Inspire 2 with X5S & Mavic 2 Pro zoom drones / RPAS, Arri Alexa SXT 4K Cinema

    About me

    I recently directed the award winning feature film Stolen Path and Sharp as Marbles as well as directing the award winning documentaries Rocky Mountains Encounter, Magical History Tour and The Honest Truth. I have fifteen years experience as a dramatic and comedy director also functioning as 2nd unit director on several feature films and television series as well as twenty-five years of expertise filming natural history / wildlife in every province and territory of Canada. I received his bachelor’s degree in film from Bedford U and have been awarded “Best Director” from the 40th Anniversary Telly Awards, Docs without Borders Film Festival, Accolade Film Awards and Royal Wolf Film Awards as well as the Directors Screen Awards top prize, the Platinum Award in 2020.

    Some really unique attributes about me: I am a director with disabilities having survived death after a horrific head on collision with an impaired driver at extreme speed, so I literally understand the death experience and all the suffering / struggles that go along with it. I sit on the MPPIA Equity and Inclusion committee as well as a SOC Inclusion committee consultant, representing the voice of Filmmakers with Disabilities.

    I offer several properties ready for production including the acclaimed event series Stutthof Diaries, a true story based on the only surviving journal from the Stutthof concentration camp. It is a chronicle of romance and survival as revealed through the lives of the Norwegians and tells of their encounter with the Nazi hatred especially towards Jewish people.

    Additional Information

    I can provide my own Sony Venice, FX9 and A7S mkIII as well as an Arri Alexa SXT Plus, and an arsenal of lenses.

    More about John Banovich at:

    www.directors.ca/directors/john-banovich

    www.imdb.com/name/nm0052469/

    vimeo.com/464859972

    vimeo.com/johnbanovich

    I can be reached at: **contact removed** **contact removed**

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Licenses
    • Motorcycle
    • Private Pilot (PPL)
    • Standard Driving (PLG)
    Languages Spoken
    • Croatian
    • English
    Interested in
    • Biography
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Environmental
    • Film (Feature)
    • Natural History
    • Reality TV
    • Television
    • Travel
    • Wildlife
    Experienced in
    • Biography
    • Childrens
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Environmental
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Natural History
    • Reality TV
    • Television
    • Travel
    • Wildlife
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    • Motorcycle
    Organization/Union Membership
    • ASC
    • DGA
    • IATSE
    • SOC
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Own a car?
    • Yes