What drew you to Journeyman?
Thinking of life as an adventure, and thinking that anything can happen on any given day.
Sometimes you’re going to have the best day ever, sometimes you are going to wish you never left the bed, but that’s the crazy exciting thing about waking up. It’s all about what you put into it, and the unexpected things that surprise you in a day. You never know when the phone is going to ring and change your life. When an old friend is going to call you up and you’re going to reconnect. The adventure of life, and the fact that I’ll probably be making nachos at the end my day’s adventure, is what keeps me going.
What would you be doing if you didn’t work in production?
If I wasn’t in production I think I’d be a tour leader for a travel company, preferably a bus tour. Meeting people from around the world and getting to lead them through their adventure in some foreign land, all the while getting to help create and be a part of unforgettable memories, would definitely have a second appeal.
What is your favourite travel experience?
Waking up at 5am in Pamplona, going to a full-on festival (where all you could see and taste was sangria) in preparation to run with the bulls… then running with the bulls! That goes down as one of my favourite travel memories. Almost getting hit by a bull… that goes down as one of my scariest!
What do you think of the power of storytelling?
Since the dawn of time, man has always shared stories. From shadows off a campfire to youtube videos gone viral. The point is we have an innate want and desire to find something we can connect to. Stories allow us to not only connect, but give us something to talk about with others, something to share and discuss. I think we live in an age now that with the comment section and accessibility to share, stories can be spread now more then ever, which gives them incredible power over the potential audience they can reach.
What are you passionate about outside of work?
Outside of work I funny enough am still passionate about film in some form. Writing for me is my therapeutic outlet. I can brainstorm for hours about a new script I want to write. Usually this is done by going to Starbucks, ordering myself a venti ice tea, and typing until they kick me out.
Name: John McKoy
Years in the Business: 4
Title: Production Coordinator
How you describe yourself: Passionate
Most valued/valuable skill: Being adaptable
Personal Mantra: Forward without fear.
Languages: English, French