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John Bolton

British Columbia

John Bolton is an award-winning filmmaker from Vancouver, Canada, and the founder & chief creative officer of Opus 59 Films, a boutique storytelling enterprise focused on adapting and making films about extraordinary works of art. As knowledgeable about literature and music as he is about film and television, he brings a very particular erudition and sensibility to Opus 59 Films’ diverse portfolio of projects. John is best known for his “musical docudrama” AIM FOR THE ROSES, about Canadian musician Mark Haney and Canadian daredevil Ken Carter. Exclaim! Magazine called it “enthralling and thought provoking”; the Globe and Mail called it “audacious and outrageous”; POV Magazine called it “bizarre, ambitious and ridiculously entertaining” and “the wildest, craziest, smartest doc in years.” John’s recent films include THE LAKE / nx̌aʔx̌aʔitk, an inspiring music documentary about a groundbreaking cultural collaboration in which they a historic Canadian opera was decolonized by incorporating syilx / Okanagan perspectives, which the Georgia Straight called “heartfelt, memorable and remarkable”, and THAT HIGHER LEVEL, about the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, which the Vancouver Observer called “inspiring and thrilling” and which Viva Scene called “a soulful endeavour”. John is currently developing KING ARTHUR’S NIGHT, a genre-defying music documentary inspired by a medieval musical play created by an amazing company of artists living with and without Down Syndrome.

Contact info:

john@opus59films.com

John Bolton
Reel

Aim For The Roses - Official Trailer

  • Aim for the Roses

    Aim for the Roses

    Link: IMDB

    Type: Studio Documentary

    Genre: Biographical, Drama, Documentary, Music

  • Debris

    Debris

    Link: IMDB

    Type: Short

    Genre: Biographical, Documentary

  • That Higher Level

    That Higher Level

    Link: IMDB

    Type: Studio Documentary

    Genre: Documentary, Music

  • The Closer You Get to Canada

    The Closer You Get to Canada

    Link: IMDB

    Type: Short

    Genre: Comedy, Drama

  • Valentines

    Valentines

    Link: IMDB

    Type: Short

    Genre: Drama