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Respect The Process is a filmmaking podcast focused on directing commercials.

Jan 17, 2023

Filmmaker John Grammatico returns to the podcast to talk spots, treatments, agency briefs and story. John has directed over 300 films for brands like M&Ms, Visa, Burger King and Ford. He’s worked with numerous celebs and athletes including Chris Elliot, Anna Faris, NFL Hall-of-Famer Calvin Johnson and Duchess Meghan Markle (Behind-The-Scenes). I've posted some work at but you can also check out his production company, Little Saint Media for all his great work.

Some agencies John has directed for are BBDO, Saatchi, DDB, Leo Burnett, McCann, Doner, Grabarz & Partners, John St. and Buzzman. John also currently serves as a mentor for the AICP BIPOC Mentoring Program, helping to usher in a next generation of diverse directors.

My next Commercial Directing Bootcamp is April 22nd, 2023 in Los Angeles is SOLD OUT. Check out my Masterclass or Commercial Directing Shadow online courses. (Note this link to the Shadow course is the one I mention in the show.) All my courses come with a free 1:1 mentorship call with yours truly. Taking the Shadow course is the only way to win a chance to shadow me on a real shoot! DM for details.
So excited for our Second Annual Filmmaker Retreat in Joshua Tree. Join us Sept. 28th to Oct. 1st in the desert for a transformational experience. "Define Your Voice is our theme and you'll emerge knowing what you want and how better to achieve it.
How To Pitch Ad Agencies and Director’s Treatments Unmasked are now bundled together with a free filmmaker consultation call, just like my other courses. Serious about making spots? The Commercial Director Mega Bundle for serious one-on-one mentoring and career growth.
Amazon Prime!! Jeannette Godoy’s hilarious romcom “Diamond In The Rough” streams on the Amazon Prime! Please support my wife filmmaker Jeannette Godoy’s romcom debut. It’s “Mean Girls” meets “Happy Gilmore” and crowds love it. Here’s the trailer.
This episode is 66 minutes.
My cult classic mockumentary, “Dill Scallion” is online so I’m giving 100% of the money to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. I’ve decided to donate the LIFETIME earnings every December, so the the donation will grow and grow. Thank you.