Films by Filmmaker
John Kane is a San Francisco-based documentary filmmaker working as a freelance editor, producer, and cinematographer. John has focused on subjects ranging from veterans returning from the Iraq war, to young undocumented immigrants, to the religion Santería. Left in Baghdad, a film he co-directed, was broadcast nationally on the PBS series "Independent Lens" in 2008. John’s other films include Orishas Are Our Saints, which screened at Silverdocs AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival and at the IFC Center in New York.
Most recently, John edited Informant for director Jamie Meltzer (Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story); the feature-length film has won four best documentary awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at DOC NYC. John also edited The Most Distant Places — a film about doctors working in remote areas of Ecuador — for director Mike Seely and was assistant editor on Explorer: Inside Guantanamo Bay for National Geographic Channel/Actual Films.
John lived and worked in Mexico City for two years and speaks fluent Spanish. He holds a BA in English literature from Swarthmore College and an MFA in Documentary Film & Video from Stanford University.