John Costello

Senior Producer/Director

John is a seasoned producer, director and director of photography, having created powerful commercials and corporate videos for brand development, marketing, and education for organizations such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, DuPont, Independence Blue Cross, NFL Films, Comcast, Pfizer and The Vanguard Group.He has also demonstrated his industry expertise as director of photography for award-winning TV, documentary, commercial and corporate video productions, including Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible.

What’s your favorite word?

What’s your least favorite word?

What’s your favorite book?

Curious George Goes to the Circus by Margret and H. A. Rey.
(It’s not really my favourite, just the last book I read….. I think I was seven. )

What’s your favorite movie?
Julia directed by Fred Zinneman

What’s your favorite piece of music?
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence by Ryuichi Sakamoto

What’s your favorite Crayola crayon color?
Wild Blue Yonder

What five people throughout history would you like to have dinner with?
Mark Twain, Groucho Marx, Truman Capote, Marilyn Monroe, and Jesus Christ.

What is the one place in the world that you would like to see… again or for the first time?
Micronesia (I hear it’s soo small you can hardly see it.)

What is your mantra?
There is no substitution for lack of preparation

What would you like to leave for future generations?
Plastic. Lots and lots of plastic! (Let them figure out what to do with it!)

Project Success

… years ago, FG shot the video news releases for NASA. We also shot a documentary for NASA following the Challenger shuttle accident. It was called "Return to Flight". We documented the new training of the next crew of astronauts over a year. We shot in all of NASA's training facilities and even shot a two camera interview in the shuttle Discovery. We followed the crew right up to and including the launch. We used a remote controlled 35mm camera to shoot the launch just 1320 feet away from the launch pad.