- John Borowski
name = John Borowski
birthplace = Chicago, Illinois
occupation = Director, Producer, and Writer
influences = Hitchcock
A native of
Chicago, Borowski studied filmmaking at Columbia College Chicago, where he earned a bachelor’s degreein film. Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock, he writes, produces, directs, and edits his films.
Borowski’s debut as filmmaker began with the release of "" (2004), documenting, for the first time on film, the life and criminal career of
H.H. Holmes. The film is represented and distributed by such companies as Dream Entertainment, Bleiberg Entertainment, Facets Video, and Hiltz Squared Media Group. The film debuted on broadcast television in 2006, with Borowski as Television Broadcast Producer, when Court TV Canadapremiered the film as a 60-minute feature show. Reviews and features of Borowski’s work are covered in a variety of media, including: "Variety, LA Weekly, CBS News, Ain't It Cool News, Chicago Sun-Times, Rue Morgue Magazine", and Crime Library.
Midwest Independent Film Festival, Borowski won the Best Director award, and at Screamfest LA, he walked away with the award for Best Horror Documentary. By exclusive invitation, he screened the film and lectured at the Chicago Historical Society, Chicago International Documentary Film Festival, St. Xavier University, and Indiana State University, as well as other Midwestlibraries and colleges.
Borowski founded and independently runs Waterfront Productions. Through Waterfront, he produced and published a book ("The Strange Case of Dr. H.H. Holmes") and a
multimedia CD-ROM, as companion pieces to the "H.H. Holmes" DVD.
In 2007, Facets Video distributed Borowski's latest film, "Albert Fish", an 86-minute feature docudrama that recounts the true story of
cannibalserial killer Albert Fish, who murdered several children in Depression-era New York City.
Screamfest Horror Film FestivalH.H. Holmes, Best Horror Documentary(2004)
Midwest Independent Film FestivalBest Director, H.H. Holmes (2003)
Filmography as director
Albert fish film(2007)
Panzram (film)(In Production)
* [http://www.johnborowski.com Official Filmmaker Site]
* [http://www.hhholmesthefilm.com H.H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer Official Film Site]
* [http://www.albertfishfilm.com Albert Fish Official Film Site]
* [http://www.panzram.com Panzram Official Film Site]
* [http://www.strangecase.com The Strange Case of Dr. H.H. Holmes, A book produced by John Borowski]
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