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

Full length Film. Password: BrixtonBarnet

"KAYLA" 7 crests
"Kayla" Still 1 - on window cill
"Kayla" Still 2 - being told Kayla is dead
"Kayla" Still 3 - waiting in the car 1
"Kayla" Still 4 - Kayla and Stanley
"Kayla" Still 6 - Sarah & Stanley at the sink
"Kayla" Still 7 - Sarah and Stanley eat outside
ST Albans graphic
DGIFF Bronze landscape
KAYLA POSTER 4 badges

John Directed & Produced this short film.

WINNER of BEST SHORT FILM at St Albans Film festival.
WINNER of BRONZE AWARD at Digital Gate International Film festival Algeria
WINNER of SPECIAL JURY PRIZE at Panorama International Short Film festival Tunis
Official selection - 
Legacy Film Festival on Aging San Francisco
Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival
International Short Film Festival of India
Screen & Story Global Film Festival

+ Fearless and Filmzie online streaming services.

Written by and starring Leigh-Anne Gilbert, who John spotted while teaching at EAST 15 Acting School, Mike Leigh said of the film - "A Great little film. The story is short & simple, moving and well-judged. What is so impressive about Leigh-Anne Gilbert is that her consummate acting skills are matched by her impressive achievement as the screenwriter". 

John and Leigh-Anne are currently developing the story into a feature film project with the BFI & Producer Myf Hopkins (The Last Tree - Sundance 2019). It will be a powerfully moving and unflinching look into the ethical dilemmas around dementia care and how it affects a family, with 3 strong character studies.