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John Jopson

Director / Screenwriter / Playwright / Producer / Cinematographer John Charles Jopson studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory. He began his career shooting Formula One racing. He was one of the pioneer music video directors in the early 1980s, working with such artists as Hall & Oates, Willy DeVille, Elton John and Frank Zappa. He has been making... See full bio »

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  The Absinthe Drinkers (TV Series) (head director) (pre-production)
 2015 The Weed Eater (Short)
 2014 Terroir (as John Charles Jopson)
 2011 The Bear Whisperer (TV Series)
 2010/I Sanctified (Short) (as John Charles Jopson)
 2007 I bevitori di assenzio (Short) (as John Charles Jopson)
 2005 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
 2004 Proof Positive: Evidence of the Paranormal (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2004 Punishment (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 The Castaways (TV Movie)
 2003 Behind Closed Doors with Joan Lunden (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Ferrari (2003)
 2002 Rise and Fall of the Spartans (TV Mini-Series documentary) (segment director - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 27 December 2002 (2002) ... (segment director)
- Episode dated 26 December 2002 (2002) ... (segment director)
- Episode dated 25 December 2002 (2002) ... (segment director)
- Episode dated 24 December 2002 (2002) ... (segment director)
 2001 History's Mysteries (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2001 Poison: Greatest Video Hits (Video documentary) (videos "Cry Tough", "I Won't Forget You", "I Want Action")
 2000-2001 Scariest Places on Earth (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Oranmore Castle (2001)
- Exorcism (2001)
 2001 Great Streets (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1999 Dave Barlia: Extreme Stuntman (TV Series)
 1999 Beyond Chance (TV Series)
 1998 Guinness World Records: Primetime (TV Series) (segment director)
 1996 The Paranormal Borderline (TV Series)
 1996 Trauma One (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Inside Oliver Stone's 'Nixon' (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Pocahontas: The Musical Tradition Continues (TV Special documentary)
 1994-1995 Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills (TV Series) (17 episodes)
- The Glitch (1995)
- Turncoat (1995)
- Deja Vu (1995)
- The Leech (1995)
 1994 Encounters: The Hidden Truth (TV Series documentary)
 1994 The Lion King: A Musical Journey with Elton John (TV Movie documentary)
 1992 How'd They Do That? (TV Series)
 1991 Sightings (TV Series documentary)
 1990 Beyond Salvation (Video)
 1990 Mission: Impossible (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Cargo Cult (1990)
 1988 Icehouse: My Obsession (Video short)
 1988 Paul Carrack: Live at the Ritz (TV Special)
 1987 The Hooters: Live at the Spectrum (TV Special)
 1987 Icehouse: Electric Blue (Video short)
 1987 Icehouse: Live at the Ritz (TV Movie) (as John Charles Jopson)
 1987 Pseudo Echo: Live at the Ritz (TV Special)
 1987 Poison: I Won't Forget You (Video short)
 1987 Icehouse: Crazy (US Version) (Video short)
 1987 Poison: I Want Action (Video short)
 1986 The Outfield: Your Love (Video short)
 1986 Icehouse: Cross the Border (Video short)
 1986 Poison: Cry Tough (Video short)
 1986 John Waite: If Anyone Had a Heart (Video short)
 1985 One Night with Blue Note (Video)
 1985 The Hooters: And We Danced (Video short)
 1985 The Hooters: Day by Day (Video short)
 1985 Air Supply: Just as I Am (Video short)
 1985 Mink DeVille: Italian Shoes (Video short)
 1984 Joe Cocker: Edge of a Dream (Video short)
 1984 Gasoline
 1983 Holiday Beat (Short)
 1983 Art in America (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Directed The Outfield's "Your Love" video. See more »

Alternate Names:

John Charles Jopson

Did You Know?


He went snow-blind in the Andes Mountains of Argentina while travelling with cinematographer Julio Macat. The story was documented in the book "Best Friends" (Doubleday, 1998) by Carol Saline and Sharon Wohlmuth. See more »

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