John Gutierrez is an award-winning American filmmaker who works across a range of forms: documentaries, short-films and commercials. A California native, he has worked in New York, Los Angeles, and London, and has filmed across the globe. While attending NYU film school John directed the documentary, WHEN WE COME TOGETHER. It followed the legendary civil rights music group, The Last Poets, during their 2002-2004 collaboration with artists like Erykha Badu, John Legend, Common and Kanye West. The documentary screened at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City. After graduating, John honed his filmmaking skills by working as an editor on documentary features and music videos. In 2009 he won the award for Best Editing from the New York Festival for his work on the Beyoncé video Sweet Dreams. He edited the 2008 documentary Paris, Not France and the 2009 Tom Petty bio-doc, Runnin Down a Dream directed by Peter Bogdanovich. The film went on to win a Grammy Award for best long form video and was screened in theaters throughout the US. John successfully transitioned to working as a full-time director. His short film EQUANIMITY was exhibited at the Balenciaga Museum in Spain and he’s directed commercial projects for luxury brands Balvenie Whisky, Morgan Motors and premium brands like adidas and Huawei. John brings his years of experience in directing and editing films to create work that combines a distinctive, evocative visual language with strong, compelling narrative arcs. Currently he’s in post-production on his first feature documentary YEAR ZER036 with London based Rogan Productions.