Though Eddie is John’s debut fiction film, his career in commercial video production has spanned documentary, television and cinema ads, innovative music videos, promos for significant brands and charitable organisations, the London 2012 Olympics and even Bollywood. As a creator and wearer of bizarre spectacles, John counts such trendsetters as Egon Spengler and Michael Douglas in Falling Down among his style icons.
Eddie was born from a mutual love of 80s and 90s Science Fiction movies shared with co-writer Jon Williams-Nobbs and is an off-shoot from an ongoing feature film project the pair are developing.
As if that were not enough, John has been director of CineFringe – the short film festival of the Edinburgh Fringe – since it’s inception in 2010, meaning that when he’s not making short films he’s watching them (in their hundreds).
Johnny Vivash has worked on numerous shorts and features in the UK and Europe. Alongside Eddie, He has just completed filming on Rendel (Dir, Jesse Haaja), Finland’s first superhero Movie. Previous credits include:
Perdition County (Dir, Raphael Crombez) selected for the 41st Ghent Film Fest & Karlovy Vary International Film Fest.
Red Handed (Dir, Edward Andrew) Vancouver Short Film Festival, Los Angles Independent Film Festival.
BigBird (Dir, Jan Boon) Jameson’s International Film Festival, Dublin, FastNet Film Festival, Cork, (Best Comedy Short), Geneva Film Festival, Switzerland, Bath Film Festival, UK, (Nominated IMDB Film-maker Award)
Alan Mandel has enjoyed a varied career as a performer and director. His acting film credits include: Pride, War Horse, Captain America: The First Avenger, Run Run As Fast As You Can, A Bond of Blood, Best Man, Born Equal and The Underwater Realm.
TV credits include: ITV Rugby World Cup and Criminal Justice.
Theatre credits include: Loose Tongues (The Hen & Chicken), Fat Shirley’s – A Trailer Park Opera (The Folk House), The Factory (National Tour), 180 (Leicester Square Theatre), Flamingo Blues (Unicorn Theatre), Requiem for Tomorrow (Shaw Theatre), Star Wars Celebration Europe (Excel).