John Kassab is a multi-award winning Australian producer, sound designer and law school dropout currently based in the United States and Australia.
John's film career launched in 2010 as the sound designer of the Australian short films, ‘Deeper Than Yesterday’ (winner of 3 prizes at Cannes and the Sundance International Grand Jury Prize) and Shaun Tan's ‘The Lost Thing’, which went on to receive an Oscar at the 2010 Academy Awards.
In 2010, John was also awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to travel to the London, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Wellington to interview 50 of the greatest sound designers of all time. His research was culminated in the influential paper titled ‘The State of Post-Production Film Sound’ which was widely cited and lead to a lecture tour and continued consultancy for post-production studios and developers around the world.
Since moving to the United States in 2011, John has been producing film. His debut feature documentary ‘12 O’Clock Boys’ (USA) premiered at SXSW in 2013 to considerable critical acclaim. John returned to Australia to produce and direct the web series ‘Renaissance Woman’ for celebrated Australian comedian Hannah Gatsby. Soon after, he co-produced the Spanish language thriller 'Debris' (USA/Peru) directed by Julio O Ramos which premiered at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival and was placed in The Wrap's ShortList. In the same year, John also produced the psychedelic science fiction film 'They Wait for Us' (UK) directed by George Thomas and Lukas Schrank, which just screened at the 2018 Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal.
John's latest production, a drama called 'Nobody's Darling' (USA) directed by Robyn Hicks, has just premiered at the 2018 Sidewalk Festival.
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