narrative & doc

SLIDESHOW: Recent Work

"Surface Tension" Now Available Free Online


A man falls asleep, questioning, summoning…memory drifts into dream. Searching for understanding, answers are elusive, figures of the past move about in silence. He engages and observes these figures, striving towards resolution, ultimately yielding clarity which allows movement back into the flow of life.


Originally commissioned by the dance film website Dances Made to Order, the full short film is now available on Vimeo to view for free.


View the film here


New Short Film "Winter Solstice" Set to Premiere


A young woman returns home to rural Montana to spend Christmas with her ailing father at his lonely ranch, where he is the last family member remaining. The family has coped with its share of tragedy through the years, and she must come to terms with the past as she tries to comfort her father as he recovers from a recent stroke.


The film was shot over two days in January 2015 on a ranch near Joliet, Montana, and will premiere this fall.


"The Red Goodnight" now in production in New York


The dark recesses of guilt command the senses as a boxer who aspires to be an actor is thrust into a world he is unprepared to face. A crime has been committed. Something terrible has happened. Or has it?


An introspective, subjective and visually expressive exploration of the drive for success and the unfolding unforeseen consequences of moral compromise.




Image by Jim Abel

Image by John C. Koch

Image by John C. Koch

© 2016 John C. Koch