John Hulme

John HulmeAfter graduating from the University of Michigan, I found success in a wide variety of jobs, including envelope stuffer, professional movie extra, and independent blood delivery contractor. But after a fortuitous reunion with Michael Wexler — my high-school soccer and tennis teammate — I decided to walk away from those lucrative careers and pursue the traditionally stable path of writer/filmmaker.

Michael and I co-created a host of projects in various media, including VANISHING POINT, an episodic radio drama broadcast on National Public Radio and XM Radio’s Sonic Theater, which we later adapted into an online role-playing game for Microsoft. We co-authored five books together, most recently THE SEEMS: a trilogy of kids’ fantasy novels from Bloomsbury Children Books. We also wrote The Seems screenplay adaptation for 20th Century Fox, which hasn’t resulted in a movie yet but at least got my family some much needed medical insurance. I’m still hopeful Book 4 of The Seems will soon see the light of day, but as of this moment, Michael’s whereabouts are unknown…

As a filmmaker, I’ve made many short films and music videos, some of which you can see on the Film/Video section of this website. My first-feature length project, UNKNOWN SOLDIER: SEARCHING FOR A FATHER — a documentary about my quest to know my father, who was killed in Vietnam before we ever had the chance to meet – premiered on HBO’s America Undercover in 2005. I am currently at work on BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS: A BASKETBALL EXORCISM – a documentary about the state championship game I lost in high school and all the racial, religious and class issues that simmered underneath — and NO SUCH THING, a feature-length horror film inspired by a series of recurring nightmares that I had as a child. I started having them again after my children were born, and this is the only way I can think of to make them go away. Stay tuned to the Blog and I’ll let you know how it goes…

I live in Highland Park, NJ with my wife, Jennifer, and our children, Jack and Maddie.n.