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.
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