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.


ROCKAWAY wins BEST FILM & BEST DIRECTOR at LongBeach Int. Film Festival!

ROCKAWAY took home the awards of BEST FILM and BEST DIRECTOR at their New York Premiere as part of the Long Beach International Film Festival. This was their 5th such award for Best Film, and the first Best Director nod for John J. Budion.

Tickets for the premiere of the film went on sale at the brand new Regal Theater in Lynbrook, and 10 minutes later, they were sold out! The festival then added on an encore screening of ROCKAWAY at the Madison Theater at Molloy College to adhere to the demand. One day later, another 600 seats had sold out!

Their story was covered in Newsday as well as the LI Herald! We hear major distribution news is coming very soon, for a much wider audience to get the chance to see this coming of age gem!


John J Budion

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