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John Wildman

Wildworks PR/Festworks.com
Dallas, Texas
John Wildman is a multi-faceted presence in the entertainment world, known for his work as a film and film festival publicist, consultant, filmmaker, journalist, and critic.

Currently, Wildman is the publicist and consultant for a number of national regional film festivals, including; the Dallas International Film Festival, Tallgrass International Film Festival, Oxford FF, Women Texas FF, Harlem International FF, Indie Memphis FF, La Costa FF, Oak Cliff FF, Iowa Independent FF, and Sidewalk FF.

He is a host on The Daily Buzz NPR broadcast reporting from Sundance, Toronto, and Cannes, and is working to re-launch the film and entertainment news and film festival consultation website Festworks.com as that site’s Managing Editor and lead columnist. His feature film directorial debut, the grindhouse art-horror thriller THE LADIES OF THE HOUSE was released to critical acclaim in 2015, and his short film, THE MONEY STORE is currently screening on the film festival circuit.

Wildman was the Senior Publicist for The Film Society of Lincoln Center, FSLC’s New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, and the Chaplin Award Gala, among many film festivals, series and events at Lincoln Center, the Director of Press and Public Relations for the American Film Institute, the three film festivals under their umbrella at that time (AFI FEST/AFI DALLAS/Silverdocs), and the AFI Life Achievement Award, as well as several other film festivals and events across the country.

He was a contributor to Film Comment.com and Film Threat, among other publications prior to that, including Movie City News and Moving Pictures Magazine.com. Wildman also wrote and produced the Vision Awards for several years, which aired on the ION and PAX Networks and benefitted Retinitis Pigmentosa International.

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