Born in 1979 John studied make-up, prosthetics, sculpture and special effects at the London College of Fashion. After graduating in 2002 he was asked to work for Warner Brothers on the Harry Potter films as an animatronics assistant in the creature FX department. He has since progressed to work as a creature FX and animatronic designer on films such as 'Brothers Grimm', Hellboy 2, Where The Wild Things Are and Clash Of The Titans. John has his own animatronics effects company in East London but in the last year has also shifted his focus towards directing, culminating in the short Nolans Cheddar which combines his love of animatronics and simple storytelling. John is currently working with Chris Cunningham, James Lavelle and Lady Gaga on private projects.