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JOHN R PEPPER

SCREENWRITER, STAGE AND MOVIE DIRECTOR
Wikipedia: John R. Pepper

 

Born in Rome, Italy, of American and Italian nationality, he is trained by Eduardo de Filippo, Joseph Losey, George Roy Hill and Marshall Mason, he works in Europe and the United States and directs in English, French, Italian and Spanish.


 

STAGE DIRECTOR

  • TRUE WEST
    By SamSheppard
    Original production, May 2016, Théâtre Academy Drammatique Nationale de Russie, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • DANNY E IL PROFONO BLU
    By John Patrick Shanley
    Original production, February 2016 - Théâtre Garibaldi, Palermo, Italia
    Reprise - March 2016, Teatro Il Delfino, Milan, Italy
    Reprise - April 2017, Teatro Sala Uno, Rome, Italy
    Reprise - April 2017, Teatro Asoli, Naples, Italy
  • MATHILDE
    By Israel Horovitz
    Original production, January 212, Théâtre Satir on Vasilevski Island, Saint Petersburg, Russia (still in repertory)
  • POUR EN DECOUDRE
    By Glenn Berger
    Original production, Teatre Le Lucernaire, Paris, France
  • RETREAT FROM MOSCOW
    By William Nicholson
    Original production, January 2007, Théâtre Montparnasse, Paris
  • FOR DOGS AND A BONE
    By John Patrick Shanley
    Original production July 2003- Théâtre Golovine- Avignon Festival
  • POUR EN DECOUDRE
    By Marc Michel Georges
    Original production September 2002 - Théâtre Cineatre 13– Paris
  • DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
    Original production April 2000 - Théâtre le Proscenium – Paris
    Reprise, June 2000 – Théâtre Golovine – Avignon Festival
    Reprise February 2001 – Théâtre Dejazet – Paris
  • UNDER THE LINTEL
    By Glenn Berger
    Original production, TeatreStudio Leederman, Stockholm, Sweden
  • THE WEIR
    By Conor McPherson, Royal Court, The Players Club, N.Y.
  • INNER VOICES
    By Eduardo de Filippo - American Premiere - Spoleto Festival (USA)
  • THE CRUELITIES OF MRS SCHANYD
    By David Suehsdorf - New York Theatre Studio/T.O.M.I.
  • FIFTH OF JULY
    By Landorf Wilson - The Hangar Theatre (New York)
  • A SCHTICK IS BORN
    By Sherry Nehmer And Daniel Harris - The Silver Lining - New York
  • SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU
    By Christopher Durang - Central Casting (New York)
  • THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE
    By Christopher Durang - Central Casting (New York)

 

DIRECTOR

CINEMA

  • 12 NOON
    Feature –Mangolia Mae Films @ Yodi Films Productions
    Shooting date MAY 2007 with Tom Berenger, Timothy Hutton, Peter Reigert, Juliette Stevenson...
  • PAPILLONS DE NUIT
    Feature –Trinacra Productions (M.F. et Y.Rousset-Rouard)
    Released in France in 2001
  • DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
    Feature –InDiGent Productions, I.F.C.
    Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley
    (Oscar for ‘Moonstruck’)
    With Juliette Lewis - U.S.A.
  • FRANÇAIS, ENCORE UN EFFORT (LA VIE AU CHÂTEAU)
    Feature – Screenplay by Jacques Gary

 

TELEVISION

  • NERO WOLFE
    For «Arts and Entertainment Channel» Serie 52’ – 2 episodes –
  • « IMMUNE TO MURDER » AND « COP KILLER »
    Jaffe Brownstein Productions, L.A. with Timothy Hutton and Maury Chakin
  • ON COURSE
    Conde Nast Publications / Yare Films
  • TUSCANIA
    Documentary – writer and producer - YBC Productions (Italy)
  • STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL
    Documentary – writer and producer - YBC Productions (Italy)
  • SOPRA E SOTTO UN PONTE
    writer and producer - YBC (Italie)

 

SCREENWRITER

  • PAPILLONS DE NUIT
    Co-written with Pascal Bancou
  • BOCACCIO
    Magnolia Mae Productions, New York
  • NO FAULT
    Co-written with Robert Brodie Booth – ReteItalia (Italy)
  • MARCO
    Co-written with Robert Brodie Booth- ReteItalia(Italy)
  • THE WORKINGMAN
    Co-written with Tom Walmsley - Red Eye Productions (Los Angeles)
  • ON COURSE
    Co-written with David Suesdorf - Conde Nast Publications (New York)
  • THE ART OF COMEDY
    English adaptation of the play by Eduardo de Filippo - Matrix Theatre Co. (New York)
  • SAVE ME COSMOS BLACK
    Co-written with B.J. Sussman - Richard Franchot Productions
  • THE DEAL
    Adaptation of the novel by Leonard Michaels
  • A VIEW FROM THE WOODS
    Adaptation of the novel by Flannery O'Connor - The American Film Institute (Los Angeles)
  • MESSALINA, MESSALINA
    Translation and adaptation of the novel by Bruno Corbucci - Felix Cinematografica (Rome)
  • L’EMMERDEUR
    Translation of the french feature film for MGM, directed by Billy Wilder

 

MISCELLANIOUS

  • INDEPENDANT PRODUCER
    TrisStar Pictures ; Warner Brothers and Paramount Pictures, Los Angeles, California
  • PRODUCER OF “ THE PLAGUE ”
    Feature film based on the novel by Albert Camus (La Peste) with William Hurt, Raoul Julia, Robert Duval, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jean Marc Barr, in co-production with CFC Prods.
  • CO-FOUNDER OF THE PEPPER PRINCE COMPANY
    He supervises the development of all the projects and is responsible for the purchase of novels, t.v. movies and features films.
  • DEVELOPMENT SUPERVISOR
    For Richard Roth Productions(Paramount Pictures)
  • STORY EDITOR
    At Pan Art Productions (Universal Pictures) for George Roy Hill
  • ASSISTANT TO THE DEVELOPMENT
    For Joseph Losey (development of “ Les Routes du Sud ”, a movie by Jorge Semprun and “ The Proust Srceenplay ” by Harold Pinter)
  • ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
    Among others, of Joseph Losey, George Roy Hill, Eduardo De Filippo...

 

TRAINING

  • PRINCETON UNIVERSITY,
  • NYU FILM SCHOOL
  • THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE
  • MEMBER OF THEATRE MATRIX COMPANY,
  • MEMBER OF THE DIRECTORS LAB AT CIRCLE REPERTORY COMPANY MEMBER OF WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL (2 YEARS).

 

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