Robert John


Independent Film Project 20120930
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Director of Productions


Hong KongHong Kong
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

Member since:

September 30, 2012



Hello, I'm the Director of Productions here at the International Film Project. I moved here to Hong Kong 2 years ago to teach young children and build a career in film. My goal is to make the IF Project an international name in the film industry.

What is your area of interest or expertise in movie making? i.e. acting, audio, directing, lighting, production assistant, script writing, videographer etc.

Cinematography, Directing, Editing

While it is not necessary, do you have any experience in movie, commercial or documentary making? Please explain in detail.

I have worked as an intern for Sony/Tristar and Culver Studios on shows Like "Mad About You" and "Between Brothers" as Assistant Art Director (set design etc.) under the tutelage of The Michael Britan Art Director for earlier shows like "Archie Bunker" and "The Jeffersons." While it was a exciting experience, my finances did not allow for continuing to work for the studios. Since that time, I have been working part time on building up my DIY experience and knowledge in videography, editing and computer animation.

What do you feel you can contribute to this group by joining? (Feel free to express yourself!)

I have a fair amount of knowledge in video editing and camera equipment because I own my own equipment and software. I feel we can combine our talent and equipment to make this a great organization.

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  • swannjie

    Independent Film Project

    Hello, very nice to have found this group! Any meetings or shooting event on weekend of Dec 8 /9th? Or anybody want to do some short video/interview­ for a short documentary of "Sunday Painters w Video"?

    Nov 20, 2012 6:26 PM
  • Russell Buchanan

    Hi Robert, I have not uploaded any photo's apart from my own ID, noticed that I was made a sponsor, not sure how or who did that, I just joined the group and found a meetup suggested at the HK Brew House without a date.

    Nov 03, 2012 9:50 PM
  • Katherine

    Thanks for your message, Rob. It would be great to gather people who want to do documentary films! I'm very glad you and a few others are interested!

    Oct 30, 2012 4:15 AM
  • Russell Buchanan

    Independent Film Project

    Hi Robert, been offline all this week due to moving and very slow service here in BJ for reconnecting my internet, just back on today..

    Oct 20, 2012 2:16 AM
  • Anisha K.

    Dear Robert, Thank you for the compliments regarding my photos on Flickr and the invitation for the 29th, unfortunately my parents are arriving that weekend to visit and so I will be unable to attend. Hopefully I can make the next meeting. Cheers,


    Oct 14, 2012 5:44 AM
  • Russell Buchanan

    Two people working in sync can often do the work of 3, I find booze brings out the best banter that you can pick the besst out of later in a quieter setting if you can remember it. When people are relaxed we tend to blurt out our own likes or fantasies as throw away comments.

    Often there are gems flowing by the 5th drink between laughter.
    Send me the synopsis when you have time mate.

    Oct 12, 2012 12:17 PM
  • Russell Buchanan

    I've lost count of how many drafts I've done of my HK screenplay and it's still not finished due to having to write for ease of shooting and for the fastest possible time beacuase of no backer as indies are known for. It's really a challenge to do this and some lonely days and nights at the keyboard. I'm a 2 finger typist myself, but that makes you read and reread the lines and you find many mistakes when acting it out and seeing it in you head onscreen.
    It's like a re run of a dream.

    Oct 12, 2012 11:51 AM
  • Russell Buchanan

    I pull a lot of memories from films I like also and somehow they end up in text in an abstract or revamped way, so many ideas and so little time and money to make the dreams real.

    Oct 12, 2012 11:24 AM
  • Russell Buchanan

    Independent Film Project

    Noticed your post regarding writing a script Robert. Looks like an interesting project. If you have a synopsis I would be interested in reading it.

    Oct 12, 2012 10:48 AM
  • Youssef Soliman

    Dear Robert,
    Thanks for your the introduction,
    I look forward to meeting you and other members of the group.
    Thanks for organizing..

    Oct 09, 2012 2:12 AM
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