John Coombes

John been making films for over 35 years, initially working for ITV, the BBC and Channel 4 then for the last 10 years as an independent filmmaker. He's made films down caves and up mountains,  written drama series, produced live, multi-camera, outside broadcasts and designed the games for Gladiators and the Really Wild Show.

He now specialises in documentary films and is fascinated by the process of making things, either by hand or with machines, from pocket knives to beer.  He also make dance films, choreographed especially for the camera and loves the movement of bodies in space coupled with music. He's worked with dancers from the Royal Ballet, the Northern Ballet Theatre and independent dancers. His films have been shown in festivals around the world.

Recently, John has being shooting stock footage for Image Source, in locations around Germany and the north of England, from Sheffield iron foundries to artisanal breweries in Bavaria.




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