John’s primary role at Cinereach is to identify projects and filmmakers for support. He previously served as Cinereach’s Operations Manager and Distribution Associate, overseeing the organization’s administrative activities and helping manage the distribution of Cinereach productions, including Tom Gilroy’s The Cold Lands. John joined Cinereach in 2010 as an assistant to Cinereach’s Founder and Executive Director, Philipp Engelhorn, during the production and release of Beasts of the Southern Wild. John received a B.A. in Government from Claremont McKenna College in 2006 and an M.A. in American Government from Georgetown University in 2010.