Biography of legendary director Jon Watts
In order to neutralize a criminal, you need to think like a criminal, and to release a tape about Spider-Man, you need to decorate your body with a tattoo with his portrait. This, of course, is not a scientific fact, however, with the eminent John Watts, everything happened in this way. When he wanted to direct a superhero movie and stand out from the crowd of candidates for the director's chair, John tattooed a superhero image on his chest.
Childhood and youth
The genius of cinematography was born on the morning of June 28, 1981 in an American town called Fountain, which is located in the state of Colorado. His mother was a housewife, and his father is a doctor, he was born in a large family. Initially, the man had no desire to connect his biography with the world of cinema While studying at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, John was very passionate about science and his dream was to become a chemical engineer in the future. The idea that he could please people with his work visited his gifted head already in high school after the young man was impressed by watching a tragicomedy action movie called "Ed Wood", directed by Tim Burton, and the main male role was played by the eminent Johnny Depp. John shot his first pictures on weekends from school, together with his comrades. He asked for a camera for his work from his sister's husband.
When the young man grew up, and it was time to make a choice of a future profession, John, without telling anyone, submitted his documents to join the University of Southern California and New York University. Thanks to the author's short animated film a gifted applicant became the owner of a scholarship to study at the Tisch School of Arts, which was a complete surprise, both for John himself and for his relatives.
After receiving a diploma of higher education, Watts worked on the creation of videos for the musical groups Death Cab For Cutie, The Thrills, The Rapture and TV On The Radio, trial projects for television shows, as well as for that period from under his pen there were commercials for a channel called ESPN for state lottery NY Lottery and the famous brand Sprite. A little later, John and his friends became the founders of the Brooklyn production company, which they called Park Pictures. This company still exists.
Filmography of the director
A short film called "The Clown" was born twelve years ago. It lasted only one minute, but was the result of the director working on "ridiculous nonsense" in the production company he created. The plot of the movie was based on a fake trailer for a movie that didn't exist.. It was a joke co-invented with Christopher D. Ford D. The video was about a man who painfully transformed into a feisty clown. John posted his creation on YouTube, signing it as follows: "From horror master Eli Roth."
As John later admitted, he did not think that Roth was so active on social networks. A little later, a call came from Eli, who said the following: “What are these jokes? I'm not preparing for the premiere of a new movie! This is fake news." The guys were scared and said: "Please don't sue us!", and the master said: “What are you? This is a very cool video! Do you have a desire to turn your video into a full movie, do you have an idea for the viewer to become a witness of the full-length version? I can help you and arrange everything."
In just 7-10 days, colleagues were able to raise funds and began writing a script for a thriller that appeared in theaters in 2014. "Police Car" came out almost immediately, This movie has been compared to Joel Coen's Blood Simple, as well as the work of William Friedkin and Steven Spielberg. These directors have always been very fond of Watts. But the peculiarity of the film was not only in this. It was filmed 5 minutes away from the place where the author grew up. In addition, it reflected a dream that he had constantly dreamed of since childhood.
Watts' personal life
In the director's personal life, everything goes pretty well with a colleague in creative activity. The girl's name is Diane McGanigle. The woman is listed as an assistant producer on a film called "Police Car" and producer of the television series Atlanta. Diane also took part in a short film called "To the Moon" and could boast of her role in the creation of films such as "Clown" and "Save Yourself!", For which she was especially grateful.
Beloved are often attend social gatherings, various events, as well as festivals dedicated to cinema.
But young people do not really like to cover their appearance on personal accounts in various social networks. For example, John has a page on the popular social network Instagram, but on it you can see mainly photographs full of office moments. Although, very rare among workflow snapshots you can see a photo of personal life. For example, recently, John's fans could be touched by a picture of the director's pet.