Tbilis Film Festival
New Filmmakers Series
Having led his country into a disastrous war against Russia, Georgian president Mikheil “Misha” Saakashvili now finds himself ostracized by his western allies and facing demands at home to resign. With exclusive access to Saakashvili, his inner-circle and his most vocal critics MISHA VERSUS MOSCOW asks whether Saakashvili can regain his crown as the darling of international politics or whether the war has torpedoed for good any chance of peace with Russia.
John’s most recent project was YOGA, INC., a feature documentary he wrote, produced and directed that examines the clash of spiritualism and capitalism within the yoga industry. The film premiered at the prestigious Hot Docs Festival in 2007 and has since screened at festivals and been broadcast world wide.
John’s previous feature doc RUDYLAND, which he also wrote, produced, directed (with Matthew Carnahan) and edited, was acquired by HBO and premiered on Cinemax in January 2003. Narrated by Susan Sarandon, the film won Best Documentary at the Fort Myers Film Festival and was an official selection of the Amsterdam, Hollywood and Mill Valley Film
Festivals. John is represented by Myles Hazleton of the N.S. Bienstock agency.