Creative Director / DOP
John Petrella, Born in Avezzano, Italy
John began his career in the field of fine arts, at the young age of sixteen. His oil paintings of nature and wildlife not only garnered rave reviews and International success but also won him many awards Including one for outstanding achievements in the visual arts, and in 2006 won him a place in our City Arts and Culture Wall of Fame. His subsequent move to still photography won him further acclaim, as he became a master in painting with light and colour. His decision to step into the motion picture arena was as inspired, as it was inevitable. John’s imaginative visual palette is now augmented by the further option of playing with time. John’s outstanding work as a Director of Photography has revealed a daring sense of composition, an eye for capturing the perfect camera angle and an unrelenting zeal for pushing the boundaries of convention. His images speak of ability, passion, and dedication to the poetry and artistry of motion picture. “My philosophy as an artist, is to always stay true to the unwavering passion for my craft.
“What I do, is not what I am, is who I am”