John Ealer is an Emmy-nominated and an LA Emmy award-winning television director, producer and writer. John’s notable projects include 2014’s THE WORLD WARS, a six-hour miniseries for History that received four Emmy nominations and broke ratings records around the world. 2015's THE MAKING OF THE MOB, an 8-hour miniseries John directed for AMC, enjoyed similar critical and ratings success. His most recent directorial work includes the Robert Redford-Executive Produced miniseries for AMC, THE AMERICAN WEST, AMC's MAKING OF THE MOB: CHICAGO, and the upcoming Leonardo DiCaprio-Executive Produced miniseries FRONTIERSMEN for History.
Other recent work includes POINT OF NO RETURN, a pilot for History (2014); the Discovery miniseries GOLD FEVER (2013); and History’s THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA (2012), which garnered five Emmy nominations.
John’s diverse portfolio of directorial work includes the LA Emmy award-winning documentary special IMAGINE: CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES, and VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, a gritty feature documentary shot in post-war Kosovo, which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in 2008.
In addition to his directing work, John has years of experience as a director of photography for commercials, features, television, documentaries and special venue presentations such as the SHUTTLE LAUNCH EXPERIENCE at Kennedy Space Center and THE UNITED STATES PAVILION at Shanghai World Expo 2010.
John, a New Jersey native, graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts with a Master of Fine Arts degree. He currently resides in New York but works worldwide.