John received a 2004 BAFTA nomination for his screenplay for Big Fish. His other credits include Go, Titan A.E., Charlie’s Angels, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Corpse Bride, The Nines, Frankenweenie and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, for which he received a 2006 Grammy nomination for lyrics. The first book in his middle-grade fantasy adventure series Arlo Finch was published by Macmillan in February 2018 and has been translated into 11 languages. Born in Colorado, he is a graduate of Drake University and USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. On Twitter and Instagram @johnaugust.