Signed: John Strong

July 11, 2013 / Signed/Unsigned

By The Beak Street Bugle

A young director with a knack for the dark and unexpected.

The first film John Strong ever directed was for an eighth-grade school project in which he shot, played every character and edited a video about the Underground Railroad. Not even a decade later (John is now 22) and he’s won himself representation at Forever Pictures on the basis of a tiny reel, including only two un-comissioned, self-funded music videos. 

While studying at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, his thesis won both “Best Direction” and “Best Cinematography”, despite the chair of the film department wanting to fail him for turning in three music videos.

He’s got that third video coming soon, which, in a penny-pinching effort, was shot on the same day as one of the others. Watch his reel carefully over the coming years. With the support of Forever Pictures, we think it’ll grow pretty quickly.

Watch some of his work here:

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