As an independent producer, John Swallow has co-produced Hellboy II, The Golden Army and the upcoming features, Cirque du Freak and Land of the Lost. During his thirteen-years as Executive Vice President of Production Technology for Universal Pictures, John worked closely with many of today’s leading filmmakers, overseeing visual effects for the studio. Titles released during his tenure include the Bourne series, King Kong, The Incredible Hulk, Jurassic Park 2 & 3, the Mummy series, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the Nutty Professor movies, Gladiator and more.
Prior to joining Universal, John served as Executive Producer at the effects house Pacific Data Images in Hollywood; and as Vice President of Production at Apogee Productions. Feature film work during those years included effects for Natural Born Killers, Carlito’s Way, Toys, Lorenzo’s Oil, Twin Peaks, Gremlins 2 and Die Hard 2. John was also the Effects Producer for the film Dragonheart.
John holds a degree in Design and Photography from California State University, Long Beach and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Visual Effects Branch, serving on their Executive and Steering committees. He also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board for Vital Ground, a land-trust working to preserve grizzly bear habitat and is a board member of The Cougar Fund, a non-profit organization promoting education and awareness of the plight of the cougar in the United States. Currently, John lives with his wife Lori in Los Angeles, California.
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Full feature film credits available at www.imdb.com