John is Head of Stage Combat for the Stratford Festival, a Master Instructor with the Academy of Dramatic Combat, Stage Combat Coordinator for The National Theatre School, and a member of the Society of Canadian Fight Directors. He has over 600 professional theatre credits as a fight director including 25 seasons at the Stratford Festival and 18 seasons at the Shaw Festival. Stunt performed 250+ and stunt coordinated 500+ TV episodes and films. Other:  Director of TV: Designated Survivor, Dark Matter, Bitten, among others. Director of Feature Films: Troubled Waters, Cyborg Soldier and Good Morning Tomorrow.  Award of Excellence (Canadian International Film Festival), a Genre Award for Best Suspense (BNFF), Derek F. Mitchell Artistic Director’s Award (Stratford Festival), Judges Choice Award (15 Minutes of Fame International Film Festival), Tyrone Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival), Best Short (Ticket to Hollywood International Film Festival) and nominated for Best Short Award (Directors Guild of Canada). www.johnstead.com