Ole John

(1939 – )

Producer, director, cinematographer. Ole John was born in 1939 in Copenhagen. He is trained as portrait photographer and graduated as cinematographer from The National Film School of Denmark.
He postgraduated from EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs) 1992 and attended Cass Film Business School in London 2010.

Throughout his film career, he has worked intensively on developing new talents in Danish Film. He was asssociate professor at Arts Academy of Düsseldorf, Germany 1971-75, head of the Danish Film Workshop 1977-84, chairman of the Danish Producers Assiciation and on the board of the Danish Film Institute 1987-91. From 1994-98 he was director of New Danish Screen and from 1998-2009 he headed the producer education and was deputy director at the National Film School. From 2009-12 he developed and was project manager at Copenhagen Film Mentor.

Ole John has lectured at The Norwegian Film School, The London Film School, Beijing Film Academy and the German Film- and Television Academy in Berlin. He has produced a large number of documentaries and short films for Danish TV and The Danish Film Institute and has created a number of experimental films in co-operation with the Danish filmmaker Jørgen Leth and the German artist Joseph Beuys.

Honorary award from the Danish Film Academy 2009.

Title Year Function Category
Monument 2007 Direction DK/Experimental
Historien bag kameraet 2006 Appearance TV documentary
The five obstructions 2003 Cinematographer: "The perfect human", 1968 DK/Documentary
Frunk 2003 Consultant DK/Short fiction
The Accident 2003 Consultant DK/Short fiction
Loser 1998 Consultant DK/Short fiction
Wolfgang 1997 Consultant DK/Short fiction
Balladen om Holger Danske 1996 Producer DK/Feature
Blomsterfangen 1996 Consultant DK/Short fiction
Ord 1994 Production DK/Documentary
Min krop er min 1992 Production DK/Documentary
Rejse i det indre univers 1991 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Den guddommelige vind 1990 Direction DK/Documentary
Songs of Norway 1990 Cinematography DK/Experimental
The whole wide world 1986 Producer DK/Documentary
Niels Bohr 1985 Direction, Script, Production DK/Documentary
Snehvide - en ballet af Else Knipschildt 1984 Direction DK/Short fiction
Totem 1984 Production DK/Documentary
Pelota 1983 Production, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Gadeartister i New York 1982 Direction DK/Documentary
66 scener fra Amerika 1982 Script DK/Documentary
Step on Silence 1981 Executive producer DK/Documentary
Peter Martins: A dancer 1979 Script, Executive producer DK/Documentary
At danse Bournonville 1979 Script, Production manager DK/Documentary
The Conservatory 1978 Direction DK/Documentary
Cars 1977 Direction, Script, Production, Editing, Sound DK/Documentary
Wenn du erstmal drin bist 1973 Direction, Executive producer, Alteration, Idea, Translation Documentary
Inside 1973 Direction, Script, Cinematography, Editing DK/Experimental
The Search 1971 Direction, Appearance, Cinematography, Idea DK/Experimental
Motion Picture 1970 Direction, Script, Production, Cinematography, Editing DK/Experimental
Without relations 1970 Script, Cinematography, Editing DK/Experimental
Love 1970 Cinematography DK/Experimental
Rødovrefilmen 1969 Direction DK/Experimental
Dyrehavefilmen 1969 Direction, Cinematography DK/Experimental
Krag-filmen 1969 Direction, Cinematography DK/Experimental
Albert Dam - a Danish author 1969 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Nær himlen, nær jorden 1968 Direction, Cinematography, Editing DK/Documentary
The Perfect Human 1968 Script, Cinematography DK/Experimental
Ofelias blomster 1968 Script, Cinematography DK/Experimental
Episoder 1968 Cinematographer DK/Short fiction
En revolutionær i et velfærdssamfund 1967 Cinematography DK/Short fiction
Episode 1967 Cinematography DK/Short fiction
Det blå billede 1967 Cinematography DK/Short fiction
Magasin 1966 Cinematography DK/Short fiction
Forlovelse 1966 Cinematography DK/Short fiction
Se frem til en tryg tid 1965 Direction, Script, Cinematography, Editing DK/Experimental
Stop for Bud 1963 Direction, Script, Production, Cinematography, Editing DK/Documentary