Director

John received a post graduate diploma in directing from NIDA in 1996.

He has directed more than fourty theatre productions for companies such as The Ensemble Studios, Chameleon Theatre, Voices Theatre, New Theatre Sydney.

In 1996 He assisted Steven Berkhoff at The Bell Shakespeare Company in Coriolanus.

In 1997 he was assistant director to Rodney Fisher at the State Theatre Company of South Australia.

John has held posts as Artistic Director at New THeatre Sydney and Voices THeatre Company.

John produced his first documentary film in 2002 about Roma Gypsies in Hungary, for Chanel 4 in London.

 

In 2012, John wrote and directed FLIGBY – an interactive simulation/game which won the 2012 Serious Gaming award in Seattle.

He has been the resident Film Maker for Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre from 2013 to the present day.

He has Produced, Directed and Edited many short Drama, Portrait, Music, Documentary and Human Rights films in both Europe and Australia. A sample of these films can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

BED TIME

a short film by John Rado – 2016
(Length – 2:27)

Starring: Adrian Williams Brett & Johann van Kempen
DOP: Annie Benzie

Music: Steve Nossiter
Director and Editor: John Rado

 

ROCKING HORSE

A live studio recording with 9 cameras of the band Hunter & Smoke
(Length – 8:13)

DOP: Annie Benzie
Music: Hunter & Smoke
Director and Editor: John Rado

 

DANCE IS LIFE

An artist brings her dead sister back to life by dancing with her, for her and as her.
(Length – 5:21)
Selected for the Focus On Ability Short Film Festival – 2016

DOP: Annie Benzie
Music: Hunter & Smoke
Director and Editor: John Rado

2014

Accessible

Commissioned in 2014 by Accessible Arts NSW
(Length – 14:00) Shot on Canon 60D in HD (1920×1080)
Screened at the 2014 Arts Activated Conference in Sydney.
John was the Producer, Director, Camera and Editor.

5 Twenty Second Vignettes

Commissioned in 2014 by Arts Northern Rivers
Shot on Canon 60D in HD (1920×1080)
Screened at the 2014 National Regional Arts Conference in Kalgoolie
John was the Producer, Director, Camera and Editor.

Please click on the red titles below to view:
(Each clip is 20 seconds long)
(1) Alyssa Black
(2) Zion
(3) Liam
(4) Brook
(5) Jaqueline

Sprung!! 2014

Commissioned by Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre
(Length – 5:54) Shot on Canon 60D and Panasonic P2 in HD (1920×1080)
Screened as part of the “A Day in the Life” production
at the Byron Bay Theatre in Sept. 2014
DOP: Annie Benzie
John was the Director, Additional Camera and Editor.

2013

Be The Difference

Commissioned by Nicky Stafford from Hope for Kids in Palestine.
(Length – 21:00) Shot on Panasonic P2 in HD (1920×1080)
Screened regularly since 2013 during panel forums for Hope for Kids in Palestine
DOP & Co-Producer: Annie Benzie
John was the Co-Producer, Director, and Editor.

Pre 2013

John returned to Australia in December 2012. Prior to that he lived in Budapest, Hungary for 15 years. During that time he was very involved with the Roma Civil Rights Movement.

Szendrolad Roham (BLITZ)

This is a documentary dealing with the plight of a 45 year old Roma (Gypsy) man suffering from epilepsy who was severely beaten by ambulance and police men simply because of his ethnicity.

Commissioned by Roma Civil Rights Foundation
Screened in 2012 on Amenca TV and at Human Rights Conferences
(Length – 21:52) Shot on Sony Z1 in HDV (1440 x1080)
DOP: David Reisinger
John was the Co-Producer, Director, and Editor.

Roma

A film by Arlen Harris
Commissioned by Channel 4 – London
Screened on Channel 4 in 2002
(Length – 8:29) Shot on Sony Betacam
DOP: Sandor Kiraly DIRECTOR: Arlen Harris
Edited at Channel 4 Studios – London
John was the Hungarian Producer, Editing Consultant.