John Webster (Finland)

John Webster is a writer and director born in 1967 in Helsinki to English teachers who moved to Finland. In 1996 John graduated from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki with an MA in documentary filmmaking. Since 1990 he has been directing independent documentaries that have won numerous awards both nationally and internationally. His films are human-interest stories with strong central characters whose lives are followed over a long period of time. Typical to his films is a blend of tragedy and comedy, melancholy and exuberance. John is trilingual and speaks English, Swedish and Finnish.

Filmography

  • Young, Free, Single
    1991
  • Suckers
    1993
  • Don't Tell Daddy
    1994
  • Kaupunkisinfonia
    1995
  • Different Trains
    1996
  • Losing It
    1999
  • Rooms of Shadow and Light
    2001
  • Isolinnankatu
    2004
  • What Comes Around
    2005
  • The Skiers
    2007
  • Recipes for Disaster
    2008
  • Tulevilla rannoilla / Little Yellow Boots
    2017

Doc Alliance Members

Doc Alliance is a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.