John Walsh is an award winning film maker with a focus on social justice. After graduating from the London Film School, he founded Walsh Bros Ltd, which is now one of the UK’s top 100 production companies. His work ranges from television series and dramas for the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 to feature film productions. He is a double BAFTA and double Grierson Awards nominee for his challenging and ground-breaking work. His controversial documentary feature ToryBoy The Movie, received a cinema release in 2012 and was nominated by the Grierson Trust for “Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme”. 2014 saw the re-release of his first feature film, Monarch, starring TP McKenna and Jean Marsh.
John’s 1989 documentary on Ray Harryhausen (Movement Into Life) was remastered from its 16mm film elements in high definition and is now held in The Foundation’s archive. John also produced HD audio and film commentary recordings with Ray in his final years. These have been donated to the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation.