Film-maker, director of @acpgthemovie and @elstree1976
Jon Spira is a film-maker, writer, teacher and script editor. His first feature film, an independent music documentary called 'Anyone Can Play Guitar' about the small-town music scene which spawned Radiohead, Foals, Supergrass, Ride and Swervedriver, has just been released. Fender sponsored the film, the BFI hosted the premiere and the NME named it the 7th best music film or DVD of 2011.
After graduating from the Scottish Film School in '99, he became a screenwriter - eventually writing the cult sci-fi show LEXX, before becoming disillusioned with the industry and retreated to Oxford where he opened a couple of indie DVD rental shops, ran some film-making courses at a non-profit workshop and occasionally directed music videos.
Jon is currently a freelance film-maker for hire, developing his next documentary, writing his first book and blogging away.
Buy Anyone Can Play Guitar at: http://www.acpgthemovie.com