John LANGRIDGE – director/writer

John Langridge’s 2019 award winning psychological horror feature ’13 Graves’ has a London premiere June 2019. Distributed by Evolutionary Films it won Best Feature at Queen Palm International Film Festival 2018 and John was Nominated for Best Director and Best Writer. At Independent HorrorMovie Awards 2018 it won Best Feature and John was again Nominated for Best Director and Best Writer. In the Top Indie Film Awards he was also Nominated for Best Director and Best Writer.

He has two further self-penned projects, ‘The Rest’, a phycological fantasy and a hi-tech thriller ‘Autonomous’, currently in development both which John will also direct. He’s clearly an accomplished screenwriter and has another screenplay, ‘Kingdom of Rain’, in development with Inchay Productions.

He made his directorial feature debut in 2011 with the darkly comic ‘Four’, written by Paul Chronnell and starring Martin Compston, Craig Conway, Sean Pertwee and Keirston Wareing. John also edited the film and the producer was Raiomond Mirza for Oh My Productions. The film received solid reviews and was distributed in the UK by High Flyers and internationally by WTF Films.  His acclaimed debut short, ‘Walking Shadows’, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival  and was subsequently selected for the Portbello Film Festival, “the biggest celebration of independent film in Europe” – John was writer, director and producer for Big H Films. He later wrote, directed and edited ‘Away’, a drama short for Twenty Three Pictures.

In 2015, John formed the production company Drop Dead Films with partner Emily Wells which has produced two short films, the award winning ‘Feminine Incite’ which was released in 2016 and ‘Burned’ released in 2017 both of which did very well on the festival circuits.  John originally trained as an actor at Rose Bruford College and initially embarked on an acting career before switching to directing following further study at Panico/London Film Academy.