John Duffy is a Producer / Line Producer, Co-Founder Vets on Set, Personal Development Leader/Blogger/Speaker, and Author
Film producer of over 30 feature films, training videos for U.S. Marine Corp and a couple of reality TV shows. He started out in the entertainment industry acting in New York in theater and film. After moving to Los Angeles John made the transition into producing and has actively been working in the film industry for the past 19 years.
Recently he line produced the TV movie “The Wonder Girls” that aired on Teen Nick, “The Ghastly Love of Johnny X” which just premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival and “Beneath the Darkness” with Dennis Quaid which opened in theaters in January. Prior to that he line produced the Mixed Martial Arts film “Blood & Bone” with Michael Jai White. He also line produced three feature horror films for the late Steven J. Cannell including: Demon Hunter starring Sean Patrick Flanery and Colleen Porch, The Garden starring Lance Henriksen and Sean Young, and Left in Darkness starring Monica Keena and David Anders. Prior to that John was a Consultant/Producer and completed three films for IDT/Anchor Bay (owned by John C. Malone’s Liberty Media).
Television programming includes producing a season of “UFO Hunters” on the History Channel and Frankie Muniz Hoopla LA Celebrity Basketball Event for the Starlight Foundation and Fox Sports West.
He has also line produced a series of training videos for the United States Marine Corp. (USMC) and two 3D commercials for Coke.
Started a daily Personal Development blog “The Glass is 3/4’s Full” a few years ago that shares his personal philosophy on life with close to 2,000 posts to date.
John has also worked in the motivational field with Tony Robbins and his motivational sales companies. He has conducted sales trainings and has been involved in cutting edge marketing in the personal success field.
John recognizes Tony Robbins as a authentic role model and mentor for his life. John’s other role models include; Richard Branson Virgin Air, David Goggins US Navy Seal, the late Stephen J Cannell Writer/Producer, Geoffrey Canada Educator Harlem Children Zone and Gary Sinise Actor/Musician.
Creator of the American Dreamers project. The American Dreamers project is a project that tells the stories of people who have overcome poverty, hardships, obstacles to achieve their version of the American Dream. The project has both a book and documentary film component.
John has also been a speaker at Film entertainment events and panels and is a Toastmaster and is developing a Personal Development set of speeches.
John’s life journey has been in the words of Helen Keller “A great adventure”. Starting out in the South Bronx the son of two Irish immigrants John has gone on a long journey towards success and his American Dream that has included dozens of jobs and careers including: grocery clerk, factory worker, cab driver, community organizer, aerobics instructor, sales person, Loan counselor, Voc Rehab counselor, homeless counselor, oral history interviewer, Public access director/host, actor, teacher, line producer, producer, blogger, writer and many more. John likes to say he is on his fifth lifetime with a few more to go.
John just completed the first draft of a memoir of his life entitled, “Black Irish – Not Your Average White Boy”. He is also writing a motivational book entitled “The Glass is 3 ⁄4’s Full” based on his Blog of the same name. He has also written a screenplay “Waiting for Fidel” loosely based on his life growing up in the South Bronx and a short screenplay “Angelita Del Noche” about the loss of a former girlfriend to AIDS. He also wrote and performed that story then called “Goodbye My Friend” in a night of theater in Los Angeles.
He has gone from living through the arson fires in the Bronx to walking across hot coals a dozen times in Firewalks with Tony Robbins. He has gone from the Bronx to Hollywood, led a trip to China while still a high school drop out and walked on the Great Wall and in a story that only Hollywood could write he was reunited with his Irish family in an Irish Reunion on St. Patrick’s Day 2008. It’s been a fascinating life and the journey continues….