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|Born||John Allen Soares
June 22, 1981
|Occupation||Film Director, Actor, Editor, Fight Choreographer|
|Years active||2001 - Present|
|Notable work||Sockbaby, Go Sukashi!, The Danger Element|
John Soares (born June 22, 1981) is an American film director, actor, editor, and fight choreographer. He is best known for his martial arts fight choreography in Sockbaby, Go Sukashi!, and The Danger Element.
In 1999, Soares enrolled in film classes at Modesto Junior College where he met his future filmmaking partners Ben Beames and Justin Spurlock.
In 2001, Soares founded Westhavenbrook Productions with partners Ben Beames and Justin Spurlock.
Soares and TenNapel, in association with Watanabe Entertainment and Dentsu Inc., started production on Go Sukashi! (2009-2011) a digital series that parodies the 1970’s Super Sentai Japanese television series based on a character created by Shoko Nakagawa (who introduces each episode) starring Soares, Justin Spurlock, and Brooke Brodack.
Soares worked as an editor for Dreamworks Animation from 2014 to 2017.
Soares directed The Danger Element (2017) starring Soares, Doug Jones, Cassie Meder, Kevan Hewett, Joshua Krebs, Justin Spurlock, and Ben Page.
|2017||The Danger Element||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Awards and nominations
|2002||Shocker Award||Best Fantasy Short Film||Tao of the Meteor Serpent||Won|
|2004||Channy Award||Best Fight Choreography||Sockbaby||Won|
|2007||ShockerFest Award ||Guerrilla Software||Gauntlet of Sorrow||Won|
|2007||ShockerFest Award||Best Actor (Science Fiction/Fantasy)||Gauntlet of Sorrow||Won|
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- Wesley Scoggins (December 8, 2009). "Interview with John Soares - On the Danger Element and Go Sukashi!". IndyMogul. Archived from the original on December 14, 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
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