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John M. Roche


Owns and operates Liberty Lighting Limited, a partnership of professional gaffers who provide Lighting & Grip Trucks to the entertainment industry in the New York City Tri-State area. Started career in film industry in 1992. Worked as Art Preparator for Leo Castelli Gallery (1985-1991). Attended Banff Centre of the Arts in Alberta, Canada (1984-... See full bio »

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New York: A Documentary Film
New York: A Documentary Film Camera and Electrical Department
(2001)
Waiting for 'Superman'
Waiting for 'Superman' Camera and Electrical Department
(2010)
20/20
20/20 Camera and Electrical Department
(1978)
Good Morning America
Good Morning America Camera and Electrical Department
(1975)

Filmography

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 2017 Visionaries: Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics (TV Series documentary) (camera and lighting department - 1 episode) (announced)
- The Color of Comics (2017) ... (camera and lighting department - as John Roche)
 2016 Without Grace (Short) (gaffer) (completed)
 2015/I Ramona (Short) (gaffer) (completed)
 2017 The History of Comedy (TV Series documentary) (gaffer - 6 episodes)
- Politics Aside (2017) ... (gaffer - as John Roche)
- Spark of Madness (2017) ... (gaffer - as John Roche)
- One Nation, Under Comedy (2017) ... (gaffer - as John Roche)
- The Comedy of Real Life (2017) ... (gaffer - as John Roche)
- The Funnier Sex (2017) ... (gaffer - as John Roche)
 2017 The Nineties (TV Series documentary) (gaffer - 2 episodes)
- Clinton: The Comeback Kid (2017) ... (gaffer - as John Roche)
- The One About TV (2017) ... (gaffer)
 2016 The Eighties (TV Mini-Series documentary) (key grip - 7 episodes)
- The Tech Boom (2016) ... (key grip)
- The Fight Against AIDS (2016) ... (key grip)
- Video Killed the Radio Star (2016) ... (key grip)
- Greed Is Good (2016) ... (key grip)
- Tear Down This Wall (2016) ... (key grip)
 2015-2016 Dream Quest with Evette Rios (TV Series) (gaffer - 9 episodes)
- Reporter and a Fast Line (2016) ... (gaffer)
- Dancing with the Cruise Staff (2016) ... (gaffer)
- Amazing Dolphin Rescue (2015) ... (gaffer)
- Rock the Fight Song (2015) ... (gaffer)
  Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (TV Series documentary) (key grip - 9 episodes, 2012) (grip - 7 episodes, 2014 - 2016) (gaffer - 2 episodes, 2014)
- The Pioneers (2016) ... (grip)
- Family Reunions (2016) ... (grip)
- Visionaries (2016) ... (grip)
- Tragedy + Time = Comedy (2016) ... (grip)
- The Irish Factor (2016) ... (grip)
 2016 Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper (Documentary) (grip - as John Roche)
 2016 Peel (Short) (gaffer)
  The Barbara Walters Summer Special (TV Series) (gaffer - 13 episodes, 2004 - 2015) (lighting director - 1 episode, 2014) (key grip - 1 episode, 2003)
- Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014 (2014) ... (gaffer) / (lighting director - Michael Strahan Segment)
 2015 The Amazing Race (TV Series) (gaffer - 1 episode)
- We Got a Chance Baby! (2015) ... (gaffer - as John Roche)
 2015 Oprah's Master Class (TV Series documentary) (key grip - 2 episodes)
- James Taylor (2015) ... (key grip - as John Roche)
- Patti LaBelle (2015) ... (key grip - as John Roche)
 2015 The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements (TV Mini-Series documentary) (gaffer - 1 episode)
- Unruly Elements (2015) ... (gaffer - as John Roche)
 2015 The Seventies (TV Series documentary) (key grip - 8 episodes)
- What's Goin' On (2015) ... (key grip)
- Terror at Home and Abroad (2015) ... (key grip)
- Battle of the Sexes (2015) ... (key grip)
- The State of the Union Is Not Good (2015) ... (key grip)
- Crimes & Cults (2015) ... (key grip)
  Death Row Stories (TV Series documentary) (gaffer - 6 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (gaffers - 2 episodes, 2015)
- Murder on the Mountain (2015) ... (gaffers)
- Death, Lies and Videotape (2015) ... (gaffer)
- Wrong Man (2015) ... (gaffers)
- Rough Justice in the Big Easy (2014) ... (gaffer - as John Roche)
- Killer Cop (2014) ... (gaffer - as John Roche)
  American Masters (TV Series documentary) (gaffer - 3 episodes, 2006 - 2015) (best boy electric - 1 episode, 2003) (lighting technician - 1 episode, 1997)
- American Ballet Theatre: A History (2015) ... (gaffer)
- Walter Cronkite: Witness to History (2006) ... (gaffer)
- Robert Capa: In Love and War (2003) ... (best boy electric)
- Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant Garde (1997) ... (lighting technician: New York)
 2014 The Way You Love (Short) (gaffer)
 2014 Crowd Control (TV Series documentary) (gaffer - 1 episode)
- Lazy Nation (2014) ... (gaffer - as John Roche)
 2014 The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (TV Series documentary) (gaffer - 7 episodes)
- A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962) (2014) ... (gaffer - as John Roche)
- The Common Cause (1939-1944) (2014) ... (gaffer - as John Roche)
- The Rising Road (1933-1939) (2014) ... (gaffer - as John Roche)
- The Storm (1920-1933) (2014) ... (gaffer - as John Roche)
- The Fire of Life (1910-1919) (2014) ... (gaffer - as John Roche)
  The Sixties (TV Mini-Series documentary) (gaffer - 7 episodes, 2014) (key grip - 2 episodes, 2014)
- Sex, Drugs and Rock N' Roll (2014) ... (gaffer)
- The Times They Are A-Changin' (2014) ... (gaffer)
- 1968 (2014) ... (key grip)
- The Space Race (2014) ... (gaffer)
- The British Invasion (2014) ... (gaffer)
 2014 Barbara Walters: Her Story (TV Movie) (gaffer)
 2014 Duck Quacks Don't Echo (TV Series documentary) (electrician - 10 episodes)
- Pigeons Beat Machines (2014) ... (electrician - as John Roche)
- Swearing Dulls Pain (2014) ... (electrician - as John Roche)
- Faster Than a Speeding Bullet (2014) ... (electrician - as John Roche)
- Bubble Wrap Drop (2014) ... (electrician - as John Roche)
- Eyelash Monsters (2014) ... (electrician - as John Roche)
 2013 TWA Flight 800 (TV Movie documentary) (gaffer - as John Roche)
 2013 Imagine a Future (Documentary short) (gaffer - as John Roche)
 2012 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (gaffer - 1 episode)
- Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2012) ... (gaffer - as John Roche)
 2011 Prohibition (TV Mini-Series documentary) (gaffer - 3 episodes)
- A Nation of Hypocrites (2011) ... (gaffer)
- A Nation of Scofflaws (2011) ... (gaffer)
- A Nation of Drunkards (2011) ... (gaffer)
 2011 Gloria: In Her Own Words (TV Movie documentary) (electrician)
 2011 A Composer's Dream (Documentary short) (gaffer - as John Roche)
 2011 Give It Up for Greg Giraldo (TV Movie documentary) (electrician - as John Roche)
 2011 Sing Your Song (Documentary) (grip and electric - as John Roche)
 2010 Fixing the Future (TV Movie documentary) (gaffer - as John Roche)
 2010 Masterclass (TV Series) (gaffer - 1 episode)
- Bill T. Jones (2010) ... (gaffer)
 2010 Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (TV Series documentary) (gaffer - 4 episodes)
- Know Thyself (2010) ... (gaffer)
- Making America (2010) ... (gaffer)
- Becoming American (2010) ... (gaffer)
- Our American Stories (2010) ... (gaffer)
 2010 Waiting for 'Superman' (Documentary) (gaffer)
 2009 Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (TV Series documentary) (gaffer - 5 episodes)
- Never Give a Sucker an Even Break: The Wiseguys (2009) ... (gaffer - host segment)
- Sock it to Me?: Satire and Parody (2009) ... (gaffer - host segment)
- Slip on a Banana Peel: The Knockabouts (2009) ... (gaffer - host segment)
- Honey, I'm Home!: Breadwinners & Homemakers (2009) ... (gaffer - host segment)
- Would Ya Hit a Guy with Glasses?: Nerds, Jerks & Oddballs (2009) ... (gaffer - host segment)
 2009 The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court (Documentary) (gaffer: New York)
 2008 Live to 150, Can You Do It? (TV Movie) (gaffer: New York)
  American Experience (TV Series documentary) (gaffer - 1 episode, 2007) (electrician - 1 episode, 2004)
- The Mormons: Part II (2007) ... (gaffer)
- Emma Goldman (2004) ... (electrician)
 2007 Frontline (TV Series documentary) (gaffer - 1 episode)
- The Mormons Part 2 (2007) ... (gaffer)
 2007 Dinosaurs Alive (Documentary short) (gaffer - segment "New York")
 2007 High Falls (Short) (gaffer)
 2007 America's Invisible Children: The Homeless Education Crisis in America (TV Movie documentary) (key grip - as John Roche)
 2006 The New Medicine (TV Movie documentary) (gaffer - as John Roche)
 2006 After Hours with Daniel Boulud (TV Series) (gaffer - 8 episodes)
- WD50 (2006) ... (gaffer)
- Daniel (2006) ... (gaffer)
- Aquavit (2006) ... (gaffer)
- Cru (2006) ... (gaffer)
- BLT Prime (2006) ... (gaffer)
 2006 Ivana Young Man (TV Movie) (gaffer)
 2005 Secrets of the Dead (TV Series documentary) (gaffer - 1 episode)
- Gangland Graveyard (2005) ... (gaffer)
  Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (gaffer - 1 episode, 2005) (best boy electric - 1 episode, 2001)
- 'Swan Lake' with American Ballet Theatre (2005) ... (gaffer: interviews)
- Free to Dance (2001) ... (best boy electric)
 2005 Stuck on Dirty (TV Series documentary) (gaffer)
 2004 The Question of God: Sigmund Freud & C.S. Lewis (TV Movie documentary) (best boy electric)
 2004 Things I Hate About You (TV Series) (gaffer - 4 episodes)
- Janice vs. Jamie (2004) ... (gaffer)
- Rob vs. Jeanette (2004) ... (gaffer)
- Brian vs. Gina (2004) ... (gaffer)
- Patrick and Renee (2004) ... (gaffer)
  Art in the Twenty-First Century (TV Series documentary) (gaffer/grip - 2 episodes, 2001 - 2003) (gaffer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Stories (2003) ... (gaffer/grip)
- Place (2001) ... (gaffer - segment "Laurie Anderson")
- Consumption (2001) ... (gaffer/grip)
 2002 In Memoriam: New York City (TV Movie documentary) (second electric)
 2002 Benjamin Franklin (TV Mini-Series documentary) (additional gaffer - 3 episodes)
- The Chess Master (2002) ... (additional gaffer)
- The Making of a Revolutionary (2002) ... (additional gaffer)
- Let the Experiment Be Made (2002) ... (additional gaffer)
 2001 New York: A Documentary Film (TV Series documentary) (electrician - 1 episode)
- City of Tomorrow (1929-1941) (2001) ... (electrician: horse and carriage crew - as John Roach)
 2001 The Brave Man (Short) (gaffer)
 2001 Bill Moyers Reports: Earth on Edge (TV Movie documentary) (best boy electric)
 2001 I Love 1980's (TV Series documentary) (second electric - segment "Grace Jones")
 2000 Ennis' Gift (Documentary) (gaffer)
 2000 Hot Ice (gaffer)
 2000 Window to the Universe (TV Movie documentary) (electrician)
 2000 Nature (TV Series documentary) (gaffer - 1 episode)
- Extraordinary Birds (2000) ... (gaffer - as John Roche)
 2000 The Man Who Came to Dinner (TV Movie) (gaffer - as John Roche)
 2000 The Endurance (Documentary) (second electrician: reunion segment)
 2000 The Atrocity Exhibition (camera operator - uncredited) / (first assistant camera)
 1999 Who's Dancin' Now? (Documentary) (second electric)
 1999 Wasteland (TV Series) (second electric: second unit)
 1999 Fooling with Words (TV Movie documentary) (second electric)
 1998 Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home (TV Mini-Series documentary) (lighting technician: wrap-a-rounds)
 1991 Martha Stewart Living (TV Series) (second electric)
 1989 Primetime (TV Series documentary) (gaffer: New York - 2000-)
 1978 20/20 (TV Series documentary) (gaffer - 1999-)
 1975 Good Morning America (TV Series) (gaffer: New York - 1999-)
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Alternate Names:

John Roach | John Roche
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Star Sign:

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