WRITER, FILMMAKER & TEACHER
John Hulme is a writer and filmmaker from Highland Park, NJ. He is the co-author of five books, including The Seems, a trilogy of fantasy novels from Bloomsbury Children’s Books.
He directed the award-winning documentaries Unknown Soldier: Searching For a Father (HBO) and Blood, Sweat & Tears: A Basketball Exorcism.
He also co-created the original radio drama, Vanishing Point (NPR, XM Radio). He is currently building the Highland Park African American History Project — a multimedia oral history of his hometowns black community — which is being funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. The Project’s first documentary, Blacked Out, won the Best Youth Film award at the 2018 Harlem International Film Festival.
Hulme is also an adjunct Professor at Rutgers University, where he teaches Documentary Filmmaking and Digital Storytelling.
Becker Drane knows exactly how The World works.
You know the rain we had two weeks ago, or that nightmare you had last night? Becker Drane can tell you exactly who or what was responsible because Becker works as a Fixer for The Seems. From the Department of Weather to the Department of Time, The Seems is the world-behind-our-World, and it keeps everything running smoothly.
But every so often, something goes wrong.
When a Glitch makes its way into the Department of Sleep, Becker is called in for his very first Fixer assignment and he's got to get it right. But this Mission is tricky, and his regular Tools aren't up to the test. If Becker doesn't find a Fix fast, he just might lose the coolest job ever―and The World will lose a lot more than a good night's sleep.