John J Budion

writer / director / vfx

John J. Budion is an award winning writer, director, and visual effects artist, with over 15 years of experience in the film and television world. He started out his career at the tender age of 17, while concurrently working towards his degree at New York University.


John brought on board to direct 6 National spots for McDonalds!

Collaborating with the Leo Burnett Chicago team, John will be tapping into his directing and visual effects skills in order to complete 6 national commercials for McDonalds. Some of the spots will feature original animations from Dreamworks that will seamlessly integrate into the live action worlds John will be filming and creating. With principal photography concluding on the first 3, John is now deep into the edit, while simultaneously beginning pre-production and prep on the next round. Stay tuned for updates as production, animation, and visual effects all ramp up in coming months! In the meantime, here are some stills from the first shoot:

John J Budion

Writer / Director / VFX Artist • New York & Los Angeles