John Farbrother

“John Farbrother is a ridiculously talented editor, with an amazing ability to identify, distill, and communicate the emotional core of any subject. He’s creative, independent, easy to work with, and egoless enough to be mildly embarrassed by the fact that he is putting this on his web site.

It’s probably an understatement to say that his editing on Louder Than a Bomb, Head On, and several smaller projects helped us find our voice as filmmakers. But because John is so good with pictures, sound and music, I’ve gotten more bad with words, and I’m not sure how to say it any better.

In short, we’d recommend John for any project you might have; but we won’t, because we want him available for us.”

Greg Jacobs
Siskel/Jacobs Productions


Louder Than a Bomb

  • feature documentary
  • producer: Siskel/Jacobs Productions

“An affecting and superbly paced celebration of American youth at their creative best...Camera coverage of many key key to the film’s vitality, along with John Farbrother’s sharp editing.” - Robert Koeler Variety

Other Press

Awards and Honors

  • Official Selection for the U.S. State Dept.’s 2011 American Documentary Showcase
  • Selected for the Oprah Winfrey Network Documentary Film Club
  • Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature, Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival
  • Audience Choice Award, Chicago Int’l Film Festival
  • Special Jury Prize, Chicago Int’l Film Festival
  • Audience Choice Award for Best Overall Film, Cleveland Int’l Film Festival
  • Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Film Competition, Cleveland Int’l Film Festival
  • Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary, St. Louis Int’l Film Festival
  • Audience Award, Philadelphia Film Festival
  • Best of Fest Audience Award, Woods Hole Film Festival
  • Best Feature Documentary, Woods Hole Film Festival
  • Best Feature Documentary, Austin Film Festival
  • Programmers Award for Best Documentary, Virginia Film Festival

Head On

  • two-hour Discovery Channel documentary
  • producer: Siskel/Jacobs Productions


American Gangster

  • one-hour episode of The History Channel’s Gangland series


Legend Seekers

  • half-hour pilot
  • producer: KMI Marketing, LTD., Parthenia Group Partnership, LLC, Ken J. Marks

2009 Mid-America Regional Emmy Nominee for Outstanding Historical Documentary