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John Birmingham (filmmaker)

John Birmingham (filmmaker)
Birmingham at the Sundance Film Festival
Personal information
Birth dateOctober 07, 1977(age 39)
Place of birthSalem, Virginia, U.S.
Occupationdirector, producer, screenwriter, actor, musician
SpouseDanica DeCosto (2 sons)

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John Birmingham (born October 7, 1977) is an American filmmaker, actor and musician who graduated Loyola Marymount University in 2000 with a BA in Screenwriting and Chapman University in 2005 with a MFA in Film Production. He makes musical feature films in which he writes the original musical numbers, stars in the films and writes/directs/produces, and in some cases edits his own films. John is best known for making two feature films in this style: Crazy Animal and The Vampires of Zanzibar. Crazy Animal sneak previewed in Park City at Tromadance 2006. It has roles by John Birmingham, Ron Jeremy, Lloyd Kaufman and Brinke Stevens. It was released worldwide on March 31, 2009 by Troma Entertainment. The Vampires of Zanzibar has roles by Brandon Dicamillo and Chris Raab ("Raab Himself") of Jackass/Viva La Bam/CKY fame and Eerie Von of Samhain/Danzig fame. The Vampires of Zanzibar is set to premiere at one of the "-dance" film festivals in Park City 2010. Aside from making these musical feature films, John has worked as a production designer and set decorator on feature films such as the Full Moon Studios release Horror Vision and Mitch Rouse's major independent feature Nobody Knows Anything with cameos by Mike Myers, Ben Stiller, Margaret Cho and many others. John has had the privilege to either star in or direct films involving Ed Asner (PSA titled "The Potential"), Pauly Shore (DVD Host for John's short film Rebel Fish), Peter Medak (John's professor at Chapman University) and many other Hollywood greats.

In late 2010, Birmingham alongside his partner and wife Danica DeCosto, created a web series called 'The Birmingham Zoo'.

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