Director & Cinematographer

John Banovich has been an active member of the film community as an award winning director, producer and cinematographer on feature films, television series, documentaries and TV commercials for more than 25 years. He is a registered director with the DGC (Directors Guild of Canada), a full member of the CSC (Canadian Society of Cinematographers), a Director of Photography with IATSE local 669 and received his bachelors degree in Film from Bedford U.

His work has been seen on Love Nature, Discovery, History, Biography, MTV Europe, SPACE, Vision TV, OLN, Oasis HD, Bravo, HDnet, CNN, CTV, Global TV, CityTV, CHUM, KVOS-TV, CHEK-TV, SHAW- TV, CBC, EWTN, CMT, BBC, WTN and the Comedy Network. John’s movies and documentaries have screened at many international film festivals receiving dozens of awards, most recently Best Director at the New York City Film Festival. He brings a wealth of experience and resources along with his desire to work on projects that will have a positive impact and serve his fellow man.

He got his start as an actor, performing bit parts on Vancouver TV Series and B-movies, while going to Simon Fraser University. After completing his post secondary education, he started taking night school classes in film and bought his first camera, an Arriflex 16mm. He took his camera and a bit of film, and headed off into the temporal rain forests of British Columbia to shoot wild life. He has worked hard for many years in various roles throughout the industry, learning everything he could along the way.

John’s list of feature films, TV series, TV commercials, documentaries and music videos is long. He has a true passion for his craft, which can easily be seen in his work and has a very strong dramatic execution in his feature film, TV series and commercial materials.

Wildlife Show Reel 2016

Director Demo Reel

Wildlife Show Reel fall 2015

DoP Demo Reel Film

Wildlife Show Reel Spring/Summer 2015

Wildlife Demo Reel 2014

Commercial Demo Reel

Toyota Commercial

DoP Demo Reel HD/UHD

Documentary Demo Reel

Interview Reel

Travel Tourism Demo Reel