Wells has officially been cast as a Principal Lead in Swedish director, Titus Paar's, new Dark Fantasy Epic, LEGEND OF DARK RIDER. Wells will be playing Tezzin, the leader of The Hawks, a band of thieves rebelling against an evil king. Dark Rider, an epic feature film in the vain of Game of Thrones, 300, and Conan the Barbarian, will shoot in the snowy mountains of Sweden early 2016. Check out the early sneak peek teaser.
Jan 16 2015 FEATURED ON LOUISVILLE.COM A new featured write up and interview is up on Louisville.com. Discussed are current and upcoming films and plans for 2015 along with a few personal struggles. Read the feature here.
Jan 10 2015 LOSS PREVENTION Production on LOSS PREVENTION, a new action comedy from Thoughtfly Films - makers of OVERTIME, begins production in February. Wells will be playing the role of lead antogonist, Christian Boland.
Jan 1 2015 SNOW Wells has officially been cast in the dark fairytale adventure feature film series, SNOW, as Wilhelm Grimm (of the famous Brothers Grimm). Snow is set to begin production this June in Alabama.
Dec 15 2014
NEW TRAILER FOR THE RANGERS The latest trailer for the Fantasy film project, The Rangers. Wells plays the principal villian, Shadow Prince Korlan Magan. The Rangers is expected to premiere in the first quarter of 2015.
Oct 12 2014 OFF SIDES Proud to join the cast of OFF SIDES, shooting in Summer 2015. Off Sides is an action drama about The Illegal Street Football League, where the games are played in dead-end streets or in empty warehouses. Fire hydrants and light poles are obstacles. Gamblers around the world watch the I.S.F. on TV. It is fast,violent. This stellar cast includes rappers T.I., Nelly, and more big names to be announced soon.
Sept 8 2014 WELLS SPEAKS FOR THE KENTUCKY NATIONAL GUARD
John Wells spoke for men and women of the Kentucky National Guard last month as a part of a Resilency Training Course to help motivate and inspire soldiers. “Our speakers strengthen the overall (lesson plan) and amplifies the power of self awareness,” says Capt. Rob Cooley, Resilience Program Coordinator for the Kentucky National Guard. “Sometime our students see a little bit of themselves in the speakers.” Wells, along with Piranha Sharks co star Ashe Parker, were invited as guest speakers to discuss how resiliency has played a part in their careers and lives. “It’s a genuine honor and blessing to have had the opportunity to sit with some of the brave men and women from our community,” Wells said. Read about the program and Wells' guest appearance here.
Sept 5 2014 PIRANHA SHARKS ON RUTHLESS REVIEWS "...John Wells as Wally stole every scene that he was in. Wally looked and acted like a cross between King Aragorn and “The Dude” in The Big Lebowski. He was totally over the top and the way that he found the cure for the fish infestation and saved the day was simply inspired." - Goat at Ruthless Reviews Read the full review here: http://www.ruthlessreviews.com/24279/piranha-sharks/
Sept 1 2014 SCREAM MAGAZINE Grab a copy of the September issue of SCREAM, the UK's #1 genera magazing, to catch a featured interview with Wells talking Piranha Sharks, Overtime and more.
August 31 2014 PIRANHA SHARKS RELEASED The satirical comedy, Piranha Sharks, is available now via Vimeo on Demand.
August 23 2014 THE RANGERS WRAPPED Production on the medieval fantasy Film, The Rangers, in which Wells plays the principal villain, Prince Korlan Magan, has wrapped in Northern Virginia.
August 4 2014 AN ANGEL'S STORY Wells has been tentatively attached to An Angel's Story, set to begin production in early 2015.
August 3 2014 THE OLD WINTER PREMIERES TO SOLD OUT CROWD Last night, the long awaited 1930's epic period drama, THE OLD WINTER, premiered to a sold out crowd at the beautiful Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.
August 1 2014 TOP 10 ACTION STARS OF TODAY AND TOMORROW
Wells came in at number 9 on a list compiled and published on IMDb for the top current and up and coming action stars. The list boasts some very heavy names, including Dwayne Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hardy, and Mathew McConaughey.
July 31 2014 On The Cover of The Voice-Tribune Wells can be seen on the cover of the Life and Style news paper, The Voice-Tribune, for the special "The Man Issue.
Photo by: Chris Humphreys for The Voice-Tribune
Make up: Matt Goodlett
Hair: Kalen Helfrich
Model: Jacey Calloway
July 29 2014 PIRANHA SHARKS UNLEASHED! The satirical comedy from Leigh Scott which premiered at The 2014 Cannes Film Festival will get a U.S. debut on August 8 through a strategic partnership with popular video hosting site, VIMEO. A free 10 minute look at the movie will be online at 7pm on August 6 at www.PiranhaSharks.com The film also stars Kevin Sorbo, Collin Galyean, Josh Hammond, Al Snow, and more. Piranha Sharks will get a full theatrical German release in 2015, and a US dvd release this fall.
July 1 2014 THE OLD WINTER PREMIER ANNOUNCED The Old Winter will premier on August 2 at The Kentucky Center for the Arts. Watch the announcement trailer below. The event is Sold Out.
May 11 2014 PIRANHA SHARKS TRAILER #2HITS THE INTERNET
May 30 2014 INTERGALACTIC
Check out the first glimpse of Intergalactic, the new sci-fi adventure from Imaginarium Studios. Principal production begins this summer.
April 21 2014
PIRANHA SHARKS AT CANNES Piranha Sharks will have it's world premier at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival on May 15. Also screening at This year's Cannes Festival is The Penny Dreadful Picture Show.
April 11 2014
Wells took home the award for BEST ACTOR at the 2014 Floyd Film Festival for his performance in The Paper Tiger, from Glass Label Pictures. The film also won BEST EDITING and RUNNER UP for Best Film.
April 9 2014 THE RANGERS
Wells has officially been cast to play the villain in the upcoming epic medieval fantasy fantasy film, THE RANGERS, from award winning filmmaker, Ron Newcomb. The Rangers will begin filming this summer in Northern Virginia.
February 2 2014 PIRANHA SHARKS Trailer! Here's your first official look at the new comedy from director, Leigh Scott and Imaginarium Studios
January 15 2014 New Dramatic Acting Reel (The Old Winter) Here's the new dramatic acting demo exclusively featuring scenes from John A. Coulter's depression era epic, The Old Winter
January 14 2014 PAST DUE! Wells has officially been added to the already impressive cast of the upcoming suspense drama, Past Due. John will be playing the lead role of Danny Westbrook. Here's what the production had to say in John's official casting announcement:
"John Wells is a rising star in the cinematic sky. He is an award-winning actor known for his uncanny ability to totally immerse himself in his role and become the character; rather than simply performing him. Danny Westbrook is the major supporting role in "PAST DUE!" and we have a very real sense that Mr. Wells will turn in an award worthy portrayal. The entire Production Team and Cast are looking forward to working with this exceptional gentleman who, off camera, is as nice and humble a person you would ever hope to meet. His dicipline and focus have served him well with regard to the remarkable physical shape in which he keeps himself, and those abilities are transferable in laying the foundation upon which a stellar acting career is being built. Keep your eyes open for the feature film "The Old Winter" in which Mr. Wells stars as Henry Lamb. His performance is "powerfully touching" "sensitively delivered with remarkable nuance" and "a tour de force characterization from this up and coming star who has all the markings of 'matinee idol' written all over him!" - taken from the official Past Due wesbite www.PastDueFilm.com
December 15 2013 Production begins on new comedy, PIRANHA SHARKS! Wells is once again working with Leigh Scott, the writer/director of The Penny Dreadful Picture Show and The Lost Girls. This time playing a principal role in the satirical comedy about three looser exterminators charged with saving Manhattan from a plague of Piranha Sharks!
September 29 2013 THE OLD WINTER - Behind The Scenes Featurette
New Photos New shots from fitness and glamor photographer Gustavo Alforo are up on the Photos page
July 31 2013
Wells featured on Louisville.com A feature article on John's film career written by Jessica Lynn has been published on the front page of Louisville.com
June 27 2013
New Teaser Trailer for THE OLD WINTER
April 5 2013
THE LOST GIRLS Teaser Trailer
January 29 2013 THE PENNY DREADFUL PICTURE SHOW Official Trailer
January 29 2013 OVERTIME now available on iTunes and Google Play
The award winning genre bender is now available to rent or purchase for your Apple or Android mobile devices via iTunes and the Google Play Store.
December 6 2012 NEW teaser Images from THE LOST GIRLS
Several new screen shots from the upcoming vampire/action movie, THE LOST GIRLS, from director Leigh Scott. Check them out in the photo section here.
November 23 2012
New Trailer for THE OLD WINTER
November 7 2012 OVERTIME in stores NEW YEARS DAY
The Action/Comedy/Scifi adventure hits store shelves everywhere on January 1, 2013 on DVD, Blu Ray Combo Pack. OVERTIME will also be released on Video On Demand on the same date.
The award winning indy film is already available for preorder at Amazon.com or you can add it to your NetFlix queue today.
August 25 2012
NEW TRAILER for THE OLD WINTER
July 27 2012
OVERTIME as an Interactive Attraction Thoughtfly Films (makers of Overtime) have partnered with the Asylum Haunted Scream Park to bring you an all new first-person-shooter attraction entitled “Blackout: Zalien Attack!” based on OVERTIME. Blackout opens 8PM on Friday, September 21 and will be open every Friday and Saturday through the end of October.
July 26 2012
FANGORIA Actress Alexis Iacono drops a complimentary mention in her recount of Fright Night Film Fest 2012 for Fangoria. CLICK HERE to check it out.
May 20 2012 The Old Winter
Wells has officially been added to the cast of John Coulter's great depression period drama, The Old Winter.
May 12 2012 New Photos from Tunnell Mill
New Pictures posted in the Photo section from John Coulter of Tunnell Mill Photography featuring hand made fedoras by Katarina Couture of New York.
March 22 2012 BAD BLOOD: Hatfields and Mccoys DVD Pre-Order
Fred Olen Ray's post Civil War period drama starring Christian Slater, Jeff Fahey, Tim Abel, Sean Flynn and Priscilla Barnes will be in stores on June 5, but you can pre-order your copy now at Amazon.
February 25th 2012 THE PENNY DREADFUL PICTURE SHOW
Wells has been added to the cast of Leigh Scott's stylish horror anthology, THE PENNY DREADFUL PICTURE SHOW! Penny Dreadful is a feature length film made up of several short films bound by a single narrative, much akin to Creepshow, Night Gallery, Tales from the Crypt, and Twilight Zone The movie. It features the talents of horror favorites,JEFFERY COMBS (Re-Animator, The Frighteners), SID HAIG (House of 1000 Corpses, Devil's Rejects), along with AL SNOW, ELIZA SWENSON, BARRY RATCLIFFE, and many others.
January 7 2012 OVERTIME at the Derby City Film Festival
Overtime has been seleceted by the DCFF and will be screening on February 18 at 10pm at the Clifton Center in Louisville, KY. For tickets and details, please visit www.DerbyCityFilmFest.com
December 17 2011 BAD BLOOD: The Hatfields and McCoys
Officially wrapped on the post Civil War period drama, BAD BLOOD, written and directed by Fred Olen Ray. Wells plays the part of the murderous Valentine Hatfield. BAD BLOOD also stars Christian Slater, Jeff Fahey, Perry King, Priscella barnes, Sean Flynn, and Tim Abell. BAD BLOOD will be available in spring of 2012.
September 21 2011 Louisville's Top 3 Favorite Local Celebrities
After more than a quarter-million votes, Wells came in 3rd for Louisville Kentucky's "Best Local Celebrity" in LEO Magazine's Readers Choice Awards behind Diane Sawyer and Muhammad Ali.
OVERTIME claimed at total of 8 awards including BEST OF THE FEST, BEST ACTION MOVIE, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST ACTRESS, BEST SOUNDTRACK, and FILM MAKER OF THE YEAR for Matt Niehoff and Brian Cunningham.
Legendary film maker, John Carpenter, was in attendance and was awarded a lifetime achievement award.
Saturday, OVERTIME premiered to a full house and received a powerful standing ovation.
July 12 2011
EXAMINER.COM FEATURE Examiner.com is hosting a new feature on Wells courtesy of writer Deborah Smith Ford. You can see the article HERE
July 11 2011
OFFICIAL OVERTIME PREMIER PRESS RELEASE
Read the official Press information for the premier HERE and check out the official Press site HERE
This shoot was a collaborative creative effort between photographers Joey Goldsmith, Joshua Eskridge, and Missy Brown
June 21 2011
OVERTIME FESTIVAL PREMIERE
OVERTIME will have it's first public film festival screening at the 2011 FRIGHT NIGHT FILM FEST/FANDOM FEST. You can see the movie 7:00pm July 23 at the Fern Valley Hotel and Convention Center in Louisville KY. Tickets and VIP passes are availabe along with all additional details at www.FrightNightFilmFest.com and www.FandomFest.com
March 14 2011
NEW PHOTOS ADDED
Photos from the shoot with Lexington, KY based fitness photographer, Gustavo Alfaro, have been added to the photo page. Check them out here.
March 10 2011 WELLS APPEARING AT FRIGHT NIGHT FILM FEST / FANDOM FEST 2011
Two Conventions for one price at one location. July 22-24 at the Fern Valley Hotel and Convention Center in Louisville, KY. Guests include Legendary film maker JOHN CARPENTER, HENRY WINKLER, Cast Reunions of REVENGE OF THE NERD, The KARATE KID, and many others. Check out www.FrightNightFilmFest.com and www.FandomFest.com for details.
March 7 2011 Just finished up a fitness photo shoot with the esteemed photographer, Gustavo Alfaro. The resulting images will be posted soon.
The official trailer for OVERTIME premiered last night to a warm reception at the Wrap Party last night. The trailer will make it's way online in the coming week.
March 23 2011
John has been selected to appear in this year's Scares That Care! calendar of male models. "Scares That Care!" is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to uniting horror fans to help sick kids. Each
year, they raise and donate $10,000 to a Children's charity. this
year's charity is Make-A-Wish Foundation. You can learn more at www.scaresthatcare.org
March 20 2011
Production on OVERTIME has officially wrapped!
Jan. 28 2011
SWORDBEARER Test Screening
A test screening for SWORDBEARER will be shown in Memphis, TN on Thursday, Feb 3, at Studio on the Square @ 9pm. Audience feedback will help round out the final version for convention and festival screening. The test screening is part of a one day visit by Director Stephen Zimmer, who is doing a book signing earlier that day for his latest fantasy novel. Studio on the Square is located at: 2105 Court Avenue Memphis, TN 38104-6514