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John V. Soto

John V. Soto is married to Deidre Kitcher, who has produced all of his features.

Erin Free:
A prolific Australian writer/director/producer with an uncanny facility for turning out slick, accessible, decently budgeted genre films outside of the usual funding channels, John V. Soto is a homegrown wonder, getting his films made at a rate of knots while constantly working against the odds. He’s veered from a sexy thriller (Crush) to the supernatural (Needle) and sci-fi (The Gateway), with a police procedural (The Reckoning) wedged in there as well. With his new flick Avarice, Soto effectively dials it back to deliver an economic home invasion thriller fore-fronting a strong female character and built on basic, uncomplicated tension. FilmInk.

Crush (John V. Soto & Jeff Gerritsen, 2009) wr. John V. Soto, prod. Deidre Kitcher; Christopher Egan, Brooke Harman, Emma Lung; story of Julian Meadows, an American exchange student and disgraced Tae Kwon Do champion whose life is transformed into a living hell after being seduced by the mysterious yet beautiful Anna; horror; 82 min.

Prey (Oscar D'Roccster, 2009) aka The Outback, Dreamtime's Over; wr. John V. Soto, Elizabeth Howatt-Jackman; Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Jesse Johnson, Natalie Walker; horror; 76 min.

Needle (John V. Soto, 2010) wr. Anthony Egan, John V. Soto; prod. Deidre Kitcher, dp Stephn F. Windon; Ben Mendelsohn, John Jarratt, Khan Chittenden, Luke Carroll, Michael Loney, James Hagan; horror; 90 min.

The Reckoning (John V. Soto, 2013) wr. John V. Soto, prod. Deidre Kitcher, Filmscope Entertainment, dp Jason Thomas; Luke Hemsworth, Jonathan LaPaglia, James Hagan; crime; WA

Gateway, The (John V. Soto, 2018) aka Alpha Gateway (US), Loved You Twice (working); wr. John V. Soto, Michael White; prod. Deidre Kitcher, Filmscope Entertainment; Jacqueline McKenzie, Hayley McElhinney, Myles Pollard, Shannon Berry, Ben Mortley, Ryan Panizza; scifi; WA

Avarice (John V. Soto, 2022) Gillian Alexy, Luke Ford, Alexandra Nell; thriller

Garry Gillard | New: 30 December, 2012 | Now: 9 December, 2022