John Dower Director in Film, Television & Interactivity

About

John's films have been shown at over 60 Film Festivals Worldwide and have won numerous awards including Best Short Film at Cannes Short Film festival for "The Day After Stonewall Died", Best Short Film at St Albans Film festival for "Kayla", Young Leopard of Tomorrow Award at Locarno Film Festival for "Electric Frank" and Gold Plaques at Chicago Film festival for both "The Secret Songs of Butterfish" and "Broken Arrow".

His work in Television includes "Wolfblood" for CBBC/ZDF, "Casualty" & "EastEnders" for BBC1, "Jinx" for Nickelodeon, "Make My day" for Channel 4, "The Bill" for Thames/ITV and "Grange Hill" & "Home Farm Twins" for CBBC.

Since 2007, John has also been working in interactivity - in Video Games with Lionhead/Microsoft as Motion Capture Director on "Milo & Kate", EON/Activision/Eurocom as Cutscene Director on "007 Legends" and numerous other game projects as Voice Director. He was drama Director for the on-line interactive video for BBC Switch astrological thriller "Signs of Life" . He is co-founder of the training and consultancy company www.themocapvaults.com which aims to improve performance quality in Motion captured animation and works all over the world.

His current projects include film "Nathan Bell on Tour" in post-production, Television Series "Girl Missing" in development with Producer Diane Whitley, Digitally produced animation film "Blowaways" in development, written by Lin Coghlan and Produced by Marie James and a feature adaptation of his short "Kayla" written by Leigh-Anne Gilbert and to be produced by Myf Hopkins.

After his under graduate studies at Goldsmith's College, his post-graduate studies took him to film school at the Northern Film School, Leeds and the Polish National Film School, Lodz, completing a M.A. in Fiction Film Direction.

John is a full member of Directors UK, is a Trustee of the Directors Charitable Foundation (DCF) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).  He is represented by Sam Greenwood and Nish Panchal at Curtis Brown.