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Master Teaching Artist

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  • B.A., Film/Television Production, Penn State University

Courses Taught

  • Production I, II, III and IV
  • Intermediate Cinematography
  • Documentary Production Workshop
  • Advanced Cinematography
  • Special Topics


John Rice began his career in feature films working on George Romero's zombie classic Dawn of the Dead. As director and director of photography, his commercial work has garnered Clio, Addy, Mobius and Art Director's Club awards. His work as director of photography for features and documentaries has been broadcast nationally on PBS, and screened at the Sundance Film Festival and numerous other film festivals around the world. 

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Artistic Works

  • Off the Table. The Case for HR676, Director/Director of Photography, Editor, 2017
  • "The End of Blessings," Director/Director of Photography/Editor, 2015
  • Crimes of Pittsburgh, Director of Photography/Camera Operator, 2014
  • Ghosts of Amistad, Director of Photography/Camera Operator, 2013
  • "Mr. Pleasant," Director, 2010
  • "Milk Crate," Writer/Director/Director of Photography, 2008
  • Dumpster, Director, 2005

Selected Awards

  • Director's Choice Award, The End of Blessings, Black Maria Film Festival, 2016
  • Second Place, Shorts Competition, The End of Blessings, Three Rivers Film Festival, 2015
  • Best Editing, The End of Blessings, Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, 2015
  • The End of Blessings, Athens International Video Poetry Festival, 2014
  • Best Drama/Comedy, Dumpster, The Indie Gathering Festival, 2006
  • Best International Comedy, Mid length, Dumpster, Calgary Fringe Festival, 2006
  • Best Drama Feature, Programmer's Award, Dumpster, 2006
  • Second Place, Feature, Dumpster, Secret City Film Festival, 2006
  • Silver Medal, Best Film Under 75 Minutes, Dumpster, Everglades International Film Festival, 2007
  • Honorable Mention, Mr. Pleasant, Los Angeles Reel Film Festival and Columbus International Film Festival, 2011
  • Honorable Mention, Best Ensemble Cast, Mr. Pleasant, L.A. Independent Filmmakers Showcase, 2012