John Farbrother


John Farbrother is an editor whose work has aired on Discovery, History Channel, National Geographic, and CNBC. John’s first feature documentary, Siskel/Jacobs’ Louder Than a Bomb, won the 2011 Humanitas Prize and garnered a total of 17 film festival prizes, 10 of them audience awards. Louder Than a Bomb was one of Roger Ebert’s top 10 docs of 2011. Among his other credits are numerous documentary shorts and short films, including Bernadette Demisay’s The5:22, winner of the Prix Panavision Grand Prize for Best American Short Film at the 2007 Avignon Film Festival. John has received two Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Awards as co-producer of short documentaries about the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Youth in Music Festival, pieces he also edited. He is a native Restonian.