2. Please tell us which is the biggest challenge in your profession?
Recognizing that while the barriers of entry into the world of filmmaking have dropped, the basics of story and the power of creative constraints and limitations are as important as ever.
3. Please tell us in a few sentences why do you think people should come to TEDxSibiu?
It’s simply a chance to come into contact with great, short stories and ideas that have the power to transform the way you live and see the world.
4. Please let us know in one sentence which is your vision for the future?
One where more films from around the world – short and long – inspire ever increased levels of human creativity, understanding and compassion.
John Ketchum — Filmmaker, web video entrepreneur
John Ketchum is the co-founder of Filminute, the international one-minute film festival, as well as a number of other web video initiatives. John is also a documentary filmmaker and will soon release his first feature film, a comedy shot in Romania.
Born in Nairobi Kenya in 1967, John grew up in Toronto and attended Queen’s university in Kingston, Ontario where he graduated with a BA in history and politics. After university, he travelled and worked in East & Southern Africa for 18 months and that set the tone for an international life of work and travel that has included stops in Japan, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic and Romania. He has worked in the fields of education, banking, publishing, marketing and telecoms. Yet it is his passion for storytelling and film, ignited by experiments with his father’s Super 8 camera when he was 9 years old, that has ultimately lead him to his current role as a Bucharest-based filmmaker and web video entrepreneur. Read more on www.filminute.com.