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Emmy-winning director John Chester has been a filmmaker and television director for the last 25 years. His recent short films for OWN's Super Soul Sunday (including Saving Emma, Worry for Maggie and The Orphan) have won five Emmy Awards, for outstanding directing, writing, and cinematography, among others. Chester first reached a wide audience ... See full bio »


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Known For

Rock Prophecies Director
Jockeys Director


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 2022 The Biggest Little Farm: The Return (Documentary short)
 2018 The Biggest Little Farm (Documentary)
 2012-2017 Super Soul Shorts (TV Series documentary) (13 episodes)
- The Orphan (2017)
- Worry for Maggie (2016)
- Reimagining ALF (2016)
- Poodle Roo (2015)
- Saving Emma (2015)
 2012 Safari Vet School (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (2012)
- Episode #1.11 (2012)
- Episode #1.10 (2012)
- Episode #1.9 (2012)
- Episode #1.8 (2012)
 2011 Bait Car Chicago (TV Series)
 2010 L.A. Taskforce (TV Movie)
 2010 Dangerously Devoted (TV Movie)
 2009 Jockeys (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- Zenyatta (2009)
- Upset (2009)
 2009 Rock Prophecies (Documentary)
 2007 Lost in Woonsocket (Documentary)
 2005 Euphoria (Documentary) (co-director)
 2001 Marine Super Squad Challenge (TV Movie documentary)
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Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (3 credits)
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Show Show Cinematographer (7 credits)
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Self (6 credits)

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Alternate Names:

John G. Chester


Molly Chester  (1 child)


Beauden Chester

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Personal Quote:

[observation, 2019] In the last 260 years we've lost a third of our topsoil. We've destroyed 46% of our forests. It would be very shortsighted to think that the ecosystem of this planet will be able to support any kind of farming, let alone any type of economy.

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