John Stimpson is one of the most prolific filmmakers working in the Boston area today.
A former President of Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals, John has been directing film, television and commercial projects in Massachusetts for 25 years.
In 1999, John got his first chance to direct a feature film with The Gentleman from Boston that was released internationally as Beacon Hill. The film stars Michael Landes, Wendy Benson, Grainger Hines and Drea De Matteo of Sopranos fame.
Inspired by a local haunting, John penned his first screenplay, The Legend of Lucy Keyes, which he directed in 2004. The film starring Julie Delpy, Justin Theroux and Brooke Adams has been seen around the world. The success of Lucy Keyes spurred a string of Massachusetts based film projects; A Christmas Kiss, Sexting in Suburbia, A Deadly Obsession, Last Hours in Suburbia, The March Sisters at Christmas, Sins of the Preacher and the upcoming, Off Season. All of which are expecting or have already achieved successful, profitable domestic and international runs.
Along the way, John has had the pleasure of working with such well- known actors as John Shea, Katee Sackhoff, Liz Vassey, Judith Hoag, Maiara Walsh and Elisabeth Rohm. With acting experience, Stimpson approaches directing from an actor’s perspective and believes that motion pictures are the ultimate collaborative creative medium.
For Stimpson the filmmaking process is about capturing the magic - on the page, within the performance and ultimately on the screen - that moves an audience.
John’s 15 years of experience as an editor inform, color, and streamline his shot choices, making his set as innovative, efficient and fun as possible.
“The work is too difficult for it not to be fun.”