John-Michael Damato

Location Los Angeles

Director, Second Unit Director, Producer

Director Visual Artist Production Manager
6 Projects

Work History

Second Unit Director
Rebel One Pictures, LLC
2011 - Present
Second Unit Director - BOYS OF ABU GHRAIB (2014) - Sean Astin, Sara Paxton, Omid Abtahi, Luke Moran, John Heard, Michael Welch, Elijah Kelley, John Robinson, Scott Patterson
Second Unit Director, Associate Producer
Wishing Well Pictures, Inc.
2008 - Present
Second Unit Director - THE CHALLENGER (Post-Production) - Michael Clarke Duncan, S. Epatha Merkerson, Justin Hartley, Kent Moran Associate Producer - LISTEN TO YOUR HEART (2010) - Cybill Shepherd, Shirley Knight, Ernie Sabella, Alexia Rasmussen
VIP Tour Guide
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies
Warner Brothers Studios - VIP Tour Department
Multi-needs Teachers Aid / Substitute Teacher
School District 205, Elmhurst IL.
2008 - 2010
Working one-on-one with assigned students, lesson planning, paper grading, playground supervision, and student/parent relations. Multi-needs classroom based as well as mainstream (K-9)
Art Department / Set Dressing / Production Assistant
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies / Universal Pictures / NBC / Nickeloden
2007 - 2009
Set Dresser - SHIRTS & SKINS - Disney Set Dresser - L’OREAL(commercial) - Identity Films Set P.A. - THE DARK KNIGHT - Warner Bros. Set P.A. - THE EXPRESS - Universal Pictures Set P.A. - ALIEN TRESPASS - Rangeland Productions, LLC. Key P.A. - THE EVES - Conation Films Set P.A. - THE EVENT - NBC Set P.A. - BIG TIME RUSH - Nickelodeon Network Office P.A. - DEAL OR NO DEAL - Lock and Key Productions Office P.A. - THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR - Prometheus Entertainment


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Columbia College Chicago