John Kane is a San Francisco-based documentary filmmaker working as a freelance editor, producer, and cinematographer. John has focused on subjects ranging from veterans returning from the Iraq war, to young undocumented immigrants, to the religion Santería. Left in Baghdad, a film he co-directed, was broadcast nationally on the PBS series "Independent Lens" and was a finalist for a Student Academy Award.

Most recently, John edited Informant for director Jamie Meltzer (Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story); the feature-length film has won four best documentary awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at DOC NYC. He also edited The Most Distant Places — a film about doctors working in remote areas of Ecuador — for director Mike Seely and was an additional editor on True Son, which will premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. His work has twice appeared in New York Times Op-Doc videos.

John lived and worked in Mexico City for two years and speaks fluent Spanish. He holds a BA in English Literature from Swarthmore College and an MFA in Documentary Film & Video
from Stanford University.