John Dower Director in Film, Television & Interactivity - Telling the Stories That Need to Be Told Now

I DON’T DO THIS FOR LOVE, I DO THIS FOR LOVE – NATHAN BELL ON TOUR
Documentary film following this award-winning American Roots musician on tour in Scotland, Wales and England. Produced & Directed.
Critic’s Choice Award at Tagore International Film Festival May 2020.
Nominated Best Score Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival 2020.
Official selection at 4 others.

“KAYLA”
Produced & Directed short film written by Leigh-Anne Gilbert. “A Great little film. The story is short and simple, but it is original, moving and well-judged.” Mike Leigh. The feature film adaptation is now being developed with The BFI and Producer Myf Hopkins.
Best Short Film at St Albans Film festival 2018.
Bronze Prize Winner Digital Gate Film festival Algeria 2021
Special Jury Prize Panorama International Short Film Festival Tunis 2021
Official selection 4 others.

THE DAY AFTER STONEWALL DIED
Directed this short film set in Tennessee, USA, written by Anthony Sims. Produced for 226 Productions.
Best Short Film at Cannes Short Film Festival 2014
Honourable Mention for Production Design at L.A. Film Review Film awards 2015.
Winner Best Score Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival 2014

RED SOURCE
Written & Directed. Produced by Faye-Anne Wilkinson for ALRA Productions.
Shortlisted “Small Axe” radical shorts award 2014.

ELECTRIC FRANK
Directed this short commissioned for the "Brief Encounters" series for BBC2. 
Written by Lin Coghlan & Produced by Natasha Dack.
Leopard of Tomorrow Prize - Locarno International Film festival
Nominated for Best European Short at Brussels International Film festival
Honourable mention - Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival
Official Selection 25 film festival worldwide.

BROKEN ARROW
Written & Directed whilst at National Film School, Lodz, Poland.
Winner of Gold Plaque Chicago International Film Festival.
Official Selection at 3 other Film Festivals.

THE SECRET SONGS OF BUTTERFISH
My Graduation film from the Northern Film School. 
Written by Êanna O’Lochlainn & Produced by Jennifer Granville for NFS/YTV.
Winner of Gold Plaque at Chicago International Film Festival.
Jury Award Narrative New York Expo.
Runner Up Student Film Category British Shorts Film Festival
Shortlisted Best Student Film Soundtrack Golden Reels Film Soundtrack Awards San Francisco
Official Selection at 14 festivals worldwide.