John Langridge originally trained as an actor at Rose Bruford College and initially embarked on an acting career before switching to directing following further study at Panico/London Film Academy.
He made his feature directorial debut in 2011 with the darkly comic ‘Four’, written by Paul Chronnell, produced by Raiomond Mirza for Oh My Productions and starring Martin Compston, Craig Conway, Sean Pertwee and Keirston Wareing. The film received solid reviews and was distributed in the UK by High Fliers and internationally by WTF Films.
In 2015, John formed the production company Drop Dead Films with partner Emily Wells which produced two award-winning short films; ‘Feminine Incite’ (2016) and ‘Burned’ (2016)
John Langridge’s multi award-winning psychological horror feature ’13 Graves’ premiered in June 2019. Distributed by Evolutionary Films, it starred Michael McKell, Terri Dwyer, Kevin Leslie, Jacob Anderton and Morgan James. It won Best Feature at the Queen Palm International Film Festival 2018 and John was also Nominated for Best Director and Best Writer. At the Independent Horror Movie Awards 2018 it won Best Feature and John was again Nominated for Best Director and Best Writer. In the Top Indie Film Awards he was also Nominated for Best Director and Best Writer.
The next film from Drop Dead Films is the thriller ‘Hostage’, currently in pre-production with further projects in development: A home invasion horror/thriller ‘Thorns’, a hi-tech thriller ‘Autonomous’ and a creature/horror ‘Firelight’.