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John Swetnam

writer Step Up: All In, Evidence, Into the Storm, Breaking Through

John Swetnam was an "Air Force Kid" and grew up all over the world. He sold his first spec script EVIDENCE to Bold Films, which was released in 2013. His next spec, INTO THE STORM, was setup at New Line Cinema with Broken Road producing and was released August 8th, 2014. He was brought on to script the fifth installment of the half-billion dollar dance franchise, STEP UP: ALL IN, which was also released August 8th, 2014. The films have grossed nearly a quarter billion dollars worldwide at the box office. In addition, he has several other scripts currently in development at studios. In 2013, he launched his production company, Mad Horse Films, and in 2014, wrote, and made his feature directorial debut with BREAKING THROUGH, a dance drama which he produced with John Legend.


John holds a BA from MTSU and an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman University, and currently resides in Los Angeles.