John is an actor, writer and film maker.
For the screen, he’s written and directed the short films Hot Water Bottle (Cork Film Festival), Daffney Molloy And Other Catastrophes (Chicago Irish Film Festival/RTÉ Shortscreen) and Smitten for RTÉ Storyland 2016. Other short films include the award winning Swerve (Mycrofilms), Thick As Thieves (NYFS/IFB), the forthcoming Kathleen (Paradox Pictures) which won Best Screenplay at the Waterford Film Festival in 2016 and Tidbits (Deadpan Pictures) which is in pre-production.
He has written original TV series Dead Still for Deadpan Pictures/RTE which stars Michael Smiley, Ker Logan and Eileen O’Higgins. Other work in development includes the feature screenplay The Kudome Valentine and the TV series Night Rocker, both with Blue Ink Films.
For the stage he has written the plays Taboo (White Label), War Of Attrition, Scratcher, Smitten and Heart Shaped Vinyl (Devious Theatre). He also co-wrote The Hellfire Squad with Peter McGann and they are currently working on a new play entitled The Roaring Banshees which is due to premiere in autumn 2018.
Other writing for theatre includes the community theatre project Bridge Street Will Be (Asylum/Equinox), part of Mass by The LSA (Dublin Fringe Festival) and the Irish stage premiere of Night Of The Living Dead. Work for children includes Don’t Shoot The Messenger, Grimm Fairytales and Andersen’s Fairytales.
Writing for radio includes 100 Everyday Menaces (RTÉ Radio One), the detective serial Vultures (KCLR/Devious Theatre) and the PPI Award winning radio adaptation of HG Wells’ The War Of The Worlds (KCLR/Devious Theatre).
John is a founding member of Devious Theatre and White Label. He is a graduate of DIT’s Conservatory Of Music and Drama.
John Morton is represented by Frances Arnold