John Winter is considered to be one of Australia's foremost producers with credits such as 'Rabbit-Proof Fence'.
Following university and his position as Head Guard at the Australian Embassy in Paris, John joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and worked as a production manager on numerous quality documentaries, telemovies, series and miniseries including the acclaimed 'Nature of Australia' series, 'A Dangerous Life', 'Bodysurfer', 'Police Rescue', 'Come in Spinner' and, on leaving the ABC, 'Inspector Morse'.
During this period he also co-wrote and co-directed the short film, 'Paper Dart'.
Since 1991 John has focused on developing and producing feature films.
He line produced 'The Roly Poly Man' and 'No Worries' and co-produced 'Love in Limbo' (Russel Crowe) and the Australian/Canadian co-production, 'Turning April'.
John then produced Margot Nash's critically praised 'Vacant Possession' (4 AFI nominations), and the Chris Kennedy Sydney Film Festival opener 'Doing Time for Patsy Cline' (4 AFI's from 10 nominations) featuring Richard Roxburgh, Miranda Otto and Matt Day.
He returned to television as the script producer on the first series of the ABC's highest ever rating television drama series, 'SeaChange'.
His next feature was Antony Bowman's 'Paperback Hero' starring Hugh Jackman and Claudi Karvan. This was followed by Berlin Film Festival entrant, 'My Mother Frank' (Matt Newton, Sinead Cussack, Sam Neil).
More recently John was a producer on Phillip Noyce's acclaimed 'Rabbit-Proof Fence' which has won numerous international audience awards and was voted Best Film at the 2002 Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards.
His latest film was 'A Man's Gotta Do', starring John Howard, During the filming John shot and directed a 'making of' documentary, 'A Director's Gotta Do – The Producer's Cut' which screened on Australia's Channel 9 network.
John has finished is directorial debut with the feture Black and Whit and Sex which premieried at Sydney Film Festival. He is presently writing two feature film scripts – both of which have attracted Australian Film Commission (AFC) development investment: 'The Floating World' and the Indian/Australian production, 'The Film'.