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John Sobrack (b. 1969)

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John Sobrack has worked as a writer, actor, director and producer for both short films and theatre productions. Originally from Minnesota, he graduated with a BFA in Theatre from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. John was involved with multiple community theatres in Minneapolis as an actor and producer, including Sunday in the Park with George, The Wizard of Oz & Whistle Down the Wind. He has directed several musicals for a synagogue youth group, managing casts of 50+ students.

  Upon arriving in Los Angeles in 2005, John enrolled in a two-quarter UCLA Extension course called the Portable Auteur. The course took him from the initial pitch of a story, to the final project: writing, producing and directing his first short film, Nearlife.  The film premiered in 2007 at the Indianapolis International Film Festival and the Rainier Independent Film Festival, where it won the Best Student Short Film Award.

  In 2009, John wrote the script and lyrics to his second short film, Boycrazy, a musical comedy released in 2009. The film screened at 30+ film festivals such as Los Angeles’ Outfest, Miami Gay Lesbian Film Festival & Vancouver Queer Film Festival. Boycrazy was a GLBT audience favorite “Best of the Fest” at 2009 Palm Springs Int’l Shortfest, Winner of Best Experimental Short at 2009 Austin Gay & Lesbian Int’l Film Festival and won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at 2010 FilmOut San Diego. The film was broadcast on Logo TV on The Click List: Best in Short Film. Wolfe Releasing distributed the film as part of a short film compilation, garnering the privilege of the DVD’s namesake: Boy Crazy.

John co-produced the thriller/horror short film, The Hike (written and directed by Walt Bost). John directed and wrote the lyrics for an internal corporate music video for MMC, Inc. Most recently, he wrote the lyrics for the choral piece Marrying On Christmas Day (music by David Frank Long).

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