John Mossman has directed, written, and produced numerous award-winning short films and videos. He is the 2002 recipient of the "Best Director" Award from the Midwest Independent Film Festival for his work on the short "Jell-Ohh Lady", which also screened at The Aspen Shorts Fest, the Los Angeles DGA and Egyptian Theater as part of the American Cinematheque Series, and the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival where it won Audience Favorite. His previous short "Draggage" was awarded a Lagniappe Award at The New Orleans Film Festival, Best of Fest at the 40th Annual Rochester Film Festival, and was judged "best no budget film of the year" at the Palm Springs Film Fest. His film "Spaceman Dan’s 243rd Flight" has screened at numerous international fests, where it has received Best of Fest, Audience Favorite and a Kodak Opportunity Award. He has won two Telly Awards as a director, most recently for There's No Such Thing As Crazy, also winner of a 2005 Voice Award.
As coordinator of the IFP-Chicago mentorship program he produced the short films Carjacked, Scream At Me, Hush, Wake Me Up Later, and The Last Stain, which have won two national Emmy Awards in the High School Television category.
He is co-founder and associate director of The Artistic Home, a theater and training program for actors and directors in Chicago, where he has directed the acclaimed revivals of Natural Affection, Juno and the Paycock, Clash By Night, Look Homeward, Angel and Landscape of the Body. He has performed at numerous theaters around the country and is an acting instructor at The Artistic Home, where he received a Jeff Nomination for his portrayal of the title role in Peer Gynt. He has taught at Chicago Filmmakers and currently teaches directing at Columbia College, where he also supervises the Independent Projects program. He has served on the boards of IFP – Chicago and The Artistic Home Theater, and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he received degrees in Film and Theater.