About

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John is an actor, writer and film maker.

Film and television acting work includes Locus Of Control, The Professor and The Madman, Old Fangs, ZenithLove/Hate, Republic Of Telly, Tobias And The Tree, Fading Away and various other bits and bobs.

For the screen, he’s written and directed the short films Hot Water Bottle, Daffney Molloy And Other Catastrophes and Smitten for RTÉ Storyland 2016.  He is also the writer of the award winning short Swerve and the National Youth Film School short Thick As Thieves. He also wrote and directed the web and radio detective serial Vultures. He is currently writing the TV series Daguerreotype for Deadpan Pictures. His award winning short film script Kathleen is currently in post production with Paradox Pictures. Other work in development includes the screenplay The Kudome Valentine and the TV series Night Rocker, both with Blue Ink Films.

For the stage he has written The Hellfire Squad, with Peter McGann, War Of AttritionScratcher, Smitten and Heart Shaped Vinyl (Devious Theatre), Taboo (White Label), the community theatre project Bridge Street Will Be (Asylum/Equinox) and was one of the writers of Mass by The LSA (Dublin Fringe Festival). Adaptations include the PPI Award winning radio adaptation of HG Wells’ The War Of The Worlds and the Irish stage premiere of Night Of The Living Dead. Work for children includes Don’t Shoot The Messenger, Grimm Fairytales and Andersen’s Fairytales.

He is a founding member of Devious Theatre in Kilkenny and White Label in Dublin.

Writing about John Morton in the third person is a necessary evil.