John Harvey is an Indigenous storyteller, he is a director, producer and writer across screen and stage and is the Creative Director of Brown Cabs.
John wrote and directed the short drama Water (ABC, MIFF, Adelaide FF, ImagineNative – Toronto). His second short drama Out of Range (SBS / Film Victoria) has screen at MIFF, Tampere Film Festival St Kilda Film Festival, winning Best Indigenous Short Film. John is the director and co-producer of online series Kutcha's Carpool Koorioke.
In theatre, John wrote and produced the highly acclaimed and sold-out season of Heart is a Wasteland (Malthouse Theatre, 2017), co-wrote the 2020 Sydney Festival hit Black Ties with the work selling-out in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland. John is currently writing The Return for Malthouse Theatre (2020) and is currently commissioned to co-write Mudskipper, a new work for Queensland Theatre.
John produced the feature film Spear (TIFF, Adelaide Film Festival). He was a producer on the ABC TV series The Warriors (Arenamedia). He produced the chapter Sand for the omnibus feature film The Turning (Berlinale, MIFF) and has produced six Indigenous short films for screening at international film festivals and broadcast.
John was commissioned to create a multi-channel installation work, Canopy for the newly refurbished Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne. John collaborated with Torres Strait Islander visual artist, Ricardo Idagi creating the video element of Idagi’s 2011 New Media Telstra Award Winning work.
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