JOHN C. KOCH

director   |   d.p.   |   editor

About John

John C. Koch is a writer/director, cinematographer, editor, and photographer working in narrative, documentary, dance film and video design. All of John’s films are independently produced and are self-financed by him and his producing partners. He tells stories on an intimate scale and usually fills the principal creative technical roles himself, with expertise as a cinematographer, editor, writer and director. While this method has distinct challenges, it provides him with the ability to see the whole process at once, to pre-visualize and evolve the work with more efficient spontaneity.

 

In addition to his work as a filmmaker, John has done much work in curating and promoting films. In 2003 he founded and operated Cinema Revolution, an award-winning Minneapolis neighborhood video rental store that specialized in foreign, independent, documentary, classic and cult films on DVD. Out of the video store came Cinema Revolution Society, a curatorial endeavor through which he created the Dance Film Project (2008-2010) and Minneapolis Project (2010) collaborative film festivals.

 

John is an Apple Certified Pro in Final Cut Pro X. He also teaches filmmaking courses in Directing, Cinematography, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Photoshop.

 

Exhibition/Performance History

Filmography

2018 "The Red Goodnight" (Narrative Feature – Director, DP, Editor, Writer) Official Selection, Montana International Film Festival, Billings, Montana.

 

 

2016 "How Far" (Narrative Short – Editor) Directed by Jacqueline and Nicole Real, Official Selection, New York Short Film Festival, New York, NY.

 

 

2016 "Winter Solstice" and "Late December" (Narrative Shorts – Director, DP, Editor, Writer) screening at Art House Cinema, Billings, Montana.

 

 

2013 "Waiting for Molly" (Narrative Short – Dir. of Photography) short film directed by Jesse Knight, Official Selection, Williamsburg Independent Film Festival, Brooklyn, New York.

 

 

2013 "Surface Tension" (Short Dance Film – Director, DP, Editor, Writer) (Co-created by Victoria Murphy and Angela Patrinos). Curated online commission, Dances Made to Order.

 

 

2012 “throne/thrown” (Short Dance Film – Co-Director, DP, Editor) (Co-directed by Vanessa Voskuil). Cinema screening at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis as part of the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC) conference.

 

 

2011 “throne/thrown” (Short Dance Film – Co-Director, DP, Editor) (Co-directed by Vanessa Voskuil). Official Selection, Moves11, Liverpool, England.

 

2011 “throne/thrown” (Short Dance Film – Co-Director, DP, Editor)(Co-directed by Vanessa Voskuil). Video installation at Walker Art Center as part of MNTV 2010, Minneapolis.

 

2010 “throne/thrown” (Short Dance Film – Co-Director, DP, Editor) (Co-directed by Vanessa Voskuil). Broadcast on TPT-2 (PBS affiliate) as part of MNTV 2010.

 

2010 “Overflow” (Short Dance Film – Co-Director, DP, Editor) (Co-directed by Vanessa Voskuil) and “Today” (Short Dance Film – Director, DP, Editor, Writer) screenings at Dance Film Project 2010, Southern Theater, Minneapolis.

 

2010 “Yesterday,” “Today” and “Tomorrow” (Narrative Shorts – Director, DP, Editor, Writer) screenings at Minneapolis Project 2010, Riverview Theater, Minneapolis.

 

2010 “headcleaner” (Narrative Short – Director, DP, Editor, Writer) screening at Bedlam Theater, Minneapolis, as part of Ricochet Kitchen.

 

2009 “The Seducer” (Narrative Feature – Director, DP, Editor, Writer screening at Trylon microcinema, Minneapolis, MN.

 

2009 “The Seducer” (Narrative Feature – Director, DP, Editor, Writer) Official Selection, Minneapolis Underground Film Festival.

 

2009 “en masse” (Video Design for Performance) collaboration with
V. Voskuil, performed at the Southern Theater as part of the Walker Art Center “Momentum” series.

 

2009 “The Apple Tree” (Video Design for Performance) collaboration with
S. Nishiuchi, performed at the Southern Theater as part of the Walker Art Center “Momentum” series.

 

2009 “Je ne sais quoi” (Narrative Feature – Director, Editor, Writer) screening as part of “Revolution Reel” series.

 

2008 “throne/thrown” (Short Dance Film – Co-director, DP, Editor) (Co-directed by Vanessa Voskuil) screening as part of Cinema Revolution's Dance Film Project.

 

2008 “Je ne sais quoi” (Narrative Feature – Director, Editor, Writer) screening at Minneapolis Underground Film Festival.

 

2008 “Je ne sais quoi” (Narrative Feature – Director, Editor, Writer) Two-week run of screenings at the Ritz Theater, Minneapolis, MN.

 

2008 “Rite of Spring” (Video Design for Performance) collaboration with Live Action Set, performances at the Ritz Theater, Minneapolis, MN.

 

2007 “Your Dynamic Eyes Have Attracted a Secret Admirer” (Narrative Short – Director, DP, Editor, Writer) screening at Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN.

 

2018 "The Red Goodnight" (Narrative Feature – Director, DP, Editor, Writer)

 

2018 "The Drive" (post-production) (Narrative Short – Editor) (Directed by Jacqueline and Nicole Real)

 

2016 "How Far" (Narrative Short – Editor) (Directed by Jacqueline and Nicole Real)

 

2016 "Late December" (Narrative Short - Director, DP, Editor, Writer)

 

2016 "Winter Solstice" (Narrative Short – Director, Editor, Writer)

 

2014 "Stalemate" (Narrative Feature – Director, DP, Editor, Writer)

 

2014 "Staying On My Feet" (Documentary Short – Dir. of Photography) (Directed by Ivy Jelisavac)

 

2013 "Waiting for Molly" (Narrative Short – Dir. of Photography)  (Directed by Jesse Knight)

 

2013 "Surface Tension" (Short Dance Film – Director, DP, Editor, Writer)  (Co-created by Victoria Murphy and Angela Patrinos)

 

2011 "The House Guest" (Narrative Short – Dir. of Photography, Editor) (Directed by Brian Murnion)

 

2010 "Overflow" (Short Dance Film – Co-director, DP, Editor) (Co-directed by Vanessa Voskuil)

 

2010 "Tomorrow" (Narrative Short – Director, DP, Editor, Writer)

 

2010 "Today" (Short Dance Film – Director, DP, Editor, Writer)

 

2010 "Yesterday" (Narrative Short – Director, DP, Editor, Writer)

 

2010 "Retratos" (Video Design for Performance)

 

2010 "Chimera" (Video for Performance – Camera)

 

2009 "Two Drops of Life" (Narrative Short – Dir. of Photography) (Directed by Brian Murnion)

 

2009 "The Seducer" (Narrative Feature – Director, DP, Editor, Writer)

 

2009 "The Apple Tree" (Video Design for Performance)

 

2009 "en masse" (Video Design for Performance)

 

2008 “throne/thrown” (Short Dance Film – Co-director, DP, Editor) (Co-directed by Vanessa Voskuil)

 

2008 "Je ne sais quoi" (Narrative Feature – Director, Editor, Writer)

 

2008 "Rite of Spring" (Video Design for Performance)

 

2007 "First Communions" (16mm Narrative Short – Co-director, DP, Editor, Writer) (Co-written and directed by Nicole Brenny)

 

2007 "Your Dynamic Eyes Have Attracted a Secret Admirer" (short)

 

2005 "A Hand for Paulina" (Narrative Short – Director, DP, Editor, Writer)

 

2001 "Headcleaner" (16mm Narrative Short – Director, DP, Editor, Writer)

 

1999 "Vanessa: Type O Positive" (16mm Narrative Short – Director, DP, Editor, Writer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Interviews & News Articles

SURFACE TENSION (2013)

Dances Made to Order interview by Kingsley Irons (7/16/13)


MINNEAPOLIS PROJECT (2010)

 

The Line article by Chris Steller (10/6/10)

 

City Pages blog by Shelby Meyers (9/30/10)

 

Southwest Journal article by Dylan Thomas (9/20/10)

 

 

THE SEDUCER (2009) View film

 

Three Minute Egg video interview with Matt Peiken (12/3/09)

 

 

THRONE/THROWN (2008) View film

 

TPT-2 television interview (12/13/10)

 

 

JE NE SAIS QUOI (2008) View film

 

Dazed and Confused (London, England) review by Melissa Osborne (11/16/08)

 

MinnPost interview with Rob Nelson (6/27/08)

 

Minnesota Public Radio interview with Euan Kerr (6/24/08)

 

Minneapolis StarTribune review by Colin Covert (6/20/08)

 

Row Three review by Andrew James (6/24/08)

 

 

DANCE FILM PROJECT (2008-2010)

 

MN Artists article by Lightsey Darst (12/23/10)

 

City Pages article by Caroline Palmer (12/9/09)

 

City Pages article by Caroline Palmer (12/10/08)

 

 

CINEMA REVOLUTION (2003-2009)

 

CNN Money article by Maggie Overfelt (3/6/09)

 

Southwest Journal article by Brian Voerding (11/18/08)

 

City Pages - Best of the Twin Cities 2007

 

Southwest Journal article by Robyn Repya (5/13/04)

 

City Pages article by Jeremy O’Kasick (11/03)

© 2018 John C. Koch