Show Biz Weekly dials out to Chicago and speaks with John Otterbacher, a filmmaker who studied his craft in Michigan. He has actively participated in the Grand Rapids Film Festival since its inception and continues to support the artist as both a creator and a judge.
After graduating with a Master of Science in Communications from Grand Valley State University in Michigan, John Otterbacher moved to Chicago where he splits his time between teaching and filmmaking. Otterbacher has mainly worked as a producer and cinematographer specializing in independent film/TV/new media and work for non-profit organizations.
As a college instructor, Otterbacher has taught at a number of institutions and is currently coordinator for the Cinematography program at Tribeca Flashpoint College in Chicago. He is a board member and serves as Vice President for IFP Chicago and is a member of the Education Advisory Committee for Cinema/Chicago.
More recently, John received his MFA in film from VCFA as part of the inaugural class. “Officially Limited” and “Father Burke’s Boss Battle” are John’s current film projects and he shares a little more about the plots of each. Follow John Otterbacher on every social media platform: FB, IG, Twitter, Vimeo and more.
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