John “JB” Bruno
JB brings almost 30 years of working in the entertainment industry: in theater as a producer, director, designer and acting teacher; in independent films as a producer, line producer, production manager, writer and assistant director. Among his featured credits as line producer is Man of the Century, featuring Frank Gorshin, Anne Jackson and Tony-winner Anthony Rapp. Produced on a modest budget, Man of the Century won the Audience Award at Slamdance, and was then released by Fine Line. He was more recently line producer on the Tamil-US production of Achamundu! Achamundu! directed by Arun Vaidyanathan featuring Tamil film stars Prasanna, Sneha and Emmy Award-winning American film actor John Shea. It earned Best Feature Film Award at the Chennai International Film Festival and, here at home, won the Best Homegrown Feature Film Award at the Garden State Film Festival.
In the summer of 2000, he produced and co-wrote Town Diary, a 35mm feature. The film features stand-out performances by Terry Quinn (Lost) and Angelica Torn (Sixth Sense). He shares an LA Film Critics screenwriting award for that effort. He is currently Post Production Supervisor on the US/Cambodian film Road to Angkor.
JB’s other credits include Director of Operations for Gun for Hire, the production services division of Shooting Gallery, and he was the original production manager on the Emmy-nominated HBO series Taxicab Confessions in New York; line producer and assistant director of the film How I Killed My Roommate. JB is the owner of FireLotus Entertainment.