John Sachs is CEO of Eclipse Global Entertainment and a producer of film, television and theatre. After a career as an award winning radio broadcaster and TV presenter for Capital Radio, BBC Radio 2, BBC 1 and ITV, on such shows as Gladiators and Dancing on Ice, John turned his attention to going behind the camera.
His first experience on a feature film was Michael Radford’s 2004 feature Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino, for which he was brought in to music supervise. He ended up co-producing out of his offices in Soho’s Noel Street.
John’s first feature as producer was Michael Caton Jones’s (Rob Roy, Memphis Belle) Urban Hymn, which was released globally and had its charity premier at the Curzon Mayfair, picking up many international awards including best film at Giffoni, Busan and TIFF. He was nominated as best new producer at the prestigious BIFA awards that year.
John’s feature Finding Your Feet, starring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie and Joanna Lumley, was released on 480 screens in the UK in 2018. It picked up the Audience Award at the Palm Springs film festival.
His latest crime thriller The Corrupted starring Sam Claflin, Timothy Spall, Hugh Bonneville Naomi Acki, David Hayman and Noel Clarke is released by EFD, Q1 of 2019.
Also on the slate for 2019 are The Darkling, comedy drama Sons of Neptune, Little Richard biopic King Richard, gritty action movie about elephant poaching, Walking on Thorns, and heart-warming biopic about Henry Cecil and legendary flat racer Frankel, aptly named Frankel.
John was brought up in the theatre, his father being comedy legend Andrew Sachs (Fawlty Towers) and his god father legendary theatre writer and producer, Ray Cooney.
In September 2018, his new musical directed by Craig Revel Horwood, Son Of A Preacher Man, completed a 38 week tour of the UK.
John has several other shows he will be bringing to the stage over the next couple of years including Blue Bayou, which he’s producing with Sony Music and the Orbison estate.
John has been Vice President and Chairman of Awards for Variety, the Children’s charity for 30 years, he is Chairman of Child Line Rocks and an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust. He’s a keen martial artist holding a fourth Dan black belt.