John C. Walsh: Film director
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John C. Walsh
Film director

John C. Walsh

John C. Walsh
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From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Spouse: Mary Harron
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John C. Walsh is an American writer and director best known for his indie comedy Ed's Next Move.

Personal life

John C. Walsh, son of producer Richard J. Walsh, was born and raised in Irvington, New York, before going on to study film as an undergraduate at New York University. He now lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their two daughters. He is married to filmmaker Mary Harron with whom has collaborated with on a number of original and adapted screenplays, TV pilots, and short documentaries.


In 1996 Walsh premiered his first feature, Ed's Next Move, to critical praise at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival. A wry comedy about a Midwesterner adapting to life in New York, "Ed's” was quickly picked up by Orion Classics for theatrical release. The film garnered critical praise as a well-formed, low-budget romantic comedy. It was noted for its witty dialogue and fresh approach to romance by LA Times' Kenneth Turan, film critic Roger Ebert and Sight and Sound Magazine. The New York Times featured the film as an example of the indie film movement in New York City and architect James Sanders highlighted the film in his book Celluloid Skyline on the relationship between film and New York City.

Walsh's second feature, Pipe Dream, is a romantic comedy about a plumber who poses as a film director to meet women. The film, starring Mary-Louise Parker, was released in 2002. Dubbed "a screwball satire" by Entertainment Weekly, Pipe Dream follows a romance between the plumber and a would be screenwriter as it skewers its characters' misguided scheming. According to the New York Times, the film grounded Walsh in the genre of neo-screwball comedies that tap into the "secret charm" of New York City.

In 2011, for Michael Eisner's Vuguru, Walsh also directed Don't Ask Don't Tell, the minimalist adaptation of writer/actor Marc Wolf's Obie award winning one man play that examines the US military's gay ban through verbatim, edited interviews with straight and gay service members and their families. SnagFilms acquired the film's video on demand rights.

Walsh also serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the graduate film division of Columbia University.


Year Film Director Writer feature/short
1984 Adventure Enough yes yes short
1996 Ed's Next Move yes yes feature
2002 Pipe Dream yes yes feature
2006 Women at An Exhibition yes short
2011 Don't Ask Don't Tell yes feature
2011 Holding Fast yes short
2010 Sonnet For a Towncar yes yes short


"Best Comedy" For Ed's Next Move at the St. Louis International Film Festival.

"Audience Award" For Ed's Next Move at Cinequest.

Runner Up "Audience Award for Documentary Feature" for Don't Ask Don't Tell at the Galway Film Festival.

Cine Eagle Award for Adventure Enough

"Grand Prize of the Festival" for Adventure Enough in Mons Belgium 1987

First Prize, "The Golden CINEMAN trophy" for Adventure Enough in Melbourne International Amateur Film Festival 1986

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