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KNOWBODY CREATIVE

a John Schindler III Company

JT, is a husband, father, and filmmaker from Queens, NY. He is a freelancer with years of experience working on a variety of projects ranging from feature narratives, documentaries, commercials, music videos, fashion films, and short films. His work focuses on Gender Equality and telling stories that have been forgotten or altered by historians.


He worked for many years at Above Average as a director of photography and got his start in the industry working with Jerry Seinfeld on "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," where he penned his first professional script for the Dick Corcoran sketches.   

Currently he is directing a film he wrote in honor of his wife "Fatima, the Forbidden Legend." The story of an ancient warrior who must defeat three attackers in the desert before they discover her hidden village. Based on the sacred symbol of the evil eye, “Hamsa,” or “the Hand of Fatima.” 
To be filmed entirely on location in Malaysia (est 2021-2022).
(Pre-Sale Distribution Rights Available)


He most recently fulfilled multiple roles on the short film, "People Are Only Interesting When You Get To Know Them"
A short documentary that uncovers the hardships endured by a man with a rare disease that takes an extraordinary turn.
Directed by Nathan Morris.
Starring Jonathan Dauermann (Hello, Beautiful)
Accepted by several Oscar Qualifying Film Festivals.  
Currently available for viewing on Film Shortage.

(Distributed by Film Shortage)
 Official Film Shortage Link

Awards & Nominations:
2020 Rhode Island International Film Festival, Rhode Island, USA Oscar Qualifying 
2020 Austin Film Festival, Texas, USA Oscar Qualifying 
2020 PÖFF Shorts, Tallinn, Estonia Oscar Qualifying  
2020 Coney Island Film Festival
 
This past year he produced, and was the Director of Photography for the short film, "Meat Lovers"
A short comedic horror film about a bad dinner. 
Directed by Dan Stebbins
Starring Shana Goodman (Wendy/Gigi) and Edgar Eguia.

(Distribution Rights Available)

Official Website 
Available to watch upon request

Awards & Nominations:
2020 Best Micro Short at the Genre Blast Film Fest
2020 Best Micro Short Film Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Festival- Buffalo, NY. 
2020 Nominated for “Outstanding Micro Short” Monsters of Film- Stockholm, Sweden. 
2020 Slash Film Festival- Vienna, Austria. 
2020 Coney Island Film Festival- Brooklyn, NY. 
2020 Hot Springs International Horror Film Fest- Hot Springs, AR. 
2020 Chicago Horror Film Festival - Chicago, IL.

2020 Mile High Horror Film Festival- Denver, CO. 
2020 Astoria Film Festival- Queens, NY. 
2020 Screamfest Horror Film Festival- Hollywood, CA.
2020 Hellifax Horror Fest- Halifax, Canada. 
2020 Sin City Horror Fest- Las Vegas, NV. 
2020 Spook Screen Film Festival- Cork, Ireland. 
2020 FilmQuest Festival- Provo, UT. 
2020 Upstate NY Horror Film Fest- Rochester, NY
2020 LUSCA Caribbean International Fantastic Film Fest- San Juan, Puerto Rico

In a co-production with South Korean director Huei Song Son, he wrote & produced "Homesick",
A short dramatic film about a terminally ill writer returning home to tell her family she's dying. 
Starring Iman Artwell-Freeman (Alterscape)
It received the official stamp of approval from the South Korean Minister of Culture.
(Distributed Privately in South Korea)
Official Film Screener

Awards & Nominations:

2018 NewFilmmakers Program

2018 Nevada Women Film Festival

2018 Kansas City Film Festival

2018 IndieFest Film Festival (Women Filmmaker)

2018 Hoboken International Film Festival

In the summer of 2018 he produced the mockumentary-style comedy "Three Pregnant Men,"
A film about gender, growth, privilege, and empathy.
Written and directed by Bennett T.L.
He is credited as Unit Production Manager, and had a minor speaking role. 
Starring Tommy Beardmore (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Yair Ben-Dor (Quantico), Jermaine Crawford (The Wire),
and Co-Starring Mary Bacon (The Mist), and Chalia La Tour (Slave Play). 

(Distributed by Gumball)
Available to watch upon request

In a co-production with Overbites Pictures and Kathy's Boy Entertainment, in collaboration with the Producer of "Jeff Ross's: Bumping Mics" JT embarked on an incredibly challenging Documentary Project "How America Killed My Motherwith Comedian, Ed Larson. After his mother unexpectedly dies, Ed (The Brighter Side, The Roundtable of Gentlemen) goes on a journey across America to find out what led to her death. From insurance companies to predatory banks, to casinos and Donald Trump, Ed and JT show why being poor in America should not be a death sentence. 
Currently available for purchase on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast.
(Distributed by Overbites Pictures, LLC)
Official Website

Previously he produced, and was the Director of Photography for the feature film, "Killer Raccoons 2!"
A comedic parody of Under Seige 2, with Raccoons.
Directed by Travis Irvine. 
Starring Ervine Ross (Trial & Error), Yang Miller (Arcadia), and Ron Lynch (Bob's Burgers).
Was voted #1 Best New Comedy in America in 2020.* 
Currently available for purchase on Amazon and limited Theatrical release in Ohio.

(Distributed by Lionsgate)
 Official Amazon Link