John Maynard, producer

John is well known as a producer with an eye for talent, producing the debut feature films from directors Jane Campion (SWEETIE), Vincent Ward (VIGIL, THE NAVIGATOR), Rowan Woods (THE BOYS), Robert Connolly (THE BANK, THREE DOLLARS) and Richard Roxburgh (ROMULUS, MY FATHER).

Maynard has had three films In Competition at the Cannes Film Festival (an unrivalled Australian record) and with partner Bridget Ikin, he co-produced Jane Campion’s AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE in 1990 In Competition, Venice Film Festival and winner of the "Silver Lion".

THE BOYS, John’s first collaboration with business partner Robert Connolly, debuted In Competition, Berlin International Film Festival 1998.

In 2003 he was awarded an Honorary Masters Degree at the Australian Film Television and Radio School for his commitment, as a creative producer, to ground breaking independent cinema; for nurturing new Australian talent and reflecting diverse themes of social and cultural relevance. In 2005 the Australian Screen Director’s Association awarded their highest honour to John, The Cecil Holmes Memorial Award for his support of directors and ASDA.

Unusually for an independent producer, he has been a distributor in Australia and New Zealand for twenty-five years.

John Maynard