People
Perspective
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See Many Sides

 

Are you curious about other cultures or perspectives? Do you search for a bigger view of things to gain wisdom and become the best person you can be?

Me too.

I love connecting with people across boundaries near and far and discovering insights that make me a better human. I want to share my discoveries with you and learn from your experience. Let’s be in touch.

– John

FATE WE MAKE

Web Docu-Series

An amazing Iraqi family redefines "refugee"

When We Were Apollo

Feature Documentary

Dream big. Work Together. Do the impossible.

The Human Expansion Co.

Production Company

Producer for branded, commercial and documentary content.

ABOUT ME

I’m a peacebuilding specialist who uses video and stories to understand more about other people and cultures. Over the last fifteen years I’ve lived and worked in the Middle East, Latin America and the U.S. on grassroots development programs; lobbied with advocacy coalitions in Washington, D.C.; and created content that widens perspectives on important issues. I live in Los Angeles with my wife Megan, and work as a Producer, including for the feature documentary When We Were Apollo now on Kickstarter. I studied social conflict and peacebuilding at Notre Dame University. I speak Iraqi Arabic and Spanish.

For content creators:

If you need a reliable Producer, Editor, Field Magician (especially for shoots in Arabic and Spanish-speaking locations), AC, Grip or PA, give me a call. No job is too big or too small. I also offer expertise in conflict dynamics and best practices for working with non-fiction subjects and locations, as well as policy advocacy strategy.

EMAIL:  filson@johnfilson.com

PHONE:  202-821-5331

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