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

Full length Film. Password: BrixtonBarnet

"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

John Directed & Produced this short film. WINNER of BEST SHORT FILM at St Albans Film festival. 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 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 supported by our mentor Mike Leigh.