Born in Helsinki, John Webster (1967) is a Finnish documentarian. Having gratuated with an MA from The University of Art and Design Helsinki in 1996, Webster’s most well-known films include Pölynimurikauppiaat (1993), as well as the Jussi-winning Sen edestään löytää (2005) and Katastrofin aineksia (2008). Webster’s Silmästä silmään premiered at DocPoint last year. This year, Webster’s new Donner – Private gets its premiere in DocPoint’s Finnish Competition. The film includes Jörn Donner’s final interview, taped in December 2019, as well as photos from Donner’s private photograph archives, seen here for the first time.
Watch the Q&A with director John Webster below. The video is in Finnish.