John Webster was born in Finland to British parents, and has directed and produced documentaries for over 25 years. His films approach several different topics, but typical for them are stories with human themes. He has among other films written and directed Olika tåg (1996), Sen edestään löytää (2005) and Silmästä silmään (2020). Through the years his films have been shown at film festivals throughout the world and won several awards. The Happy Worker was shown at the documentary film festival CPH:DOX earlier this year.