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

  • Eye to Eye
    2020
  • Tulevilla rannoilla / Little Yellow Boots
    2017
  • Recipes for Disaster
    2008
  • The Skiers
    2007
  • What Comes Around
    2005
  • Isolinnankatu
    2004
  • Rooms of Shadow and Light
    2001
  • Losing It
    1999
  • Different Trains
    1996
  • Kaupunkisinfonia
    1995
  • Don't Tell Daddy
    1994
  • Suckers
    1993
  • Young, Free, Single
    1991

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