BlueSwanFilms Media

Clip from The Big Kahuna

About John Swanbeck
John Swanbeck is an author, columnist, speaker, creator and publisher of CleverActorTips, Chief Creative Officer of BlueSwanFilms, and Producing Director of The Character Factory.  He is a renowned director and teacher of actors, directed the existential comedy The Big Kahuna, starring Kevin Spacey and Danny DeVito, and currently packaging some of his best directing techniques into a trilogy of books on cinematic creation.  “How To Steal The Scene & End Up Playing The Lead” is now available on Amazon & iTunes.  “How To Direct Actors Like A Pro & Look Like A Genius Doing It” will be released in late 2016.  “How To Think Like The Camera” will be released in 2018.  John also writes a popular column for Backstage, the nation’s premiere publication for actors.  For more on John, to read a sample technique from the ebook, or to interact with John via social media visit
About BlueSwanFilms
After cutting his teeth on the Chicago theatre scene, Swanbeck brought his unique talent for directing actors to his existential film comedy The Big Kahuna (Kevin Spacey/Danny DeVito). In Los Angeles editing the film, and at the dawn of the digital revolution, John envisioned an online-based production company creating, producing and distributing content across a wide spectrum of media platforms. BlueSwanFilms is the realization of that vision.


John Swanbeck’s
“How To Steal The Scene & End Up Playing The Lead”