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

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THE SECRET SONGS OF BUTTERFISH PORTRAIT
The Secret Songs of Butterfish 2 - John Dower, John Cleere
The Secret Songs of Butterfish 1 - Nuala Walsh, John Cleere
The Secret Songs of Butterfish

On his fiftieth Birthday, a present of a an aquarium of fish forces Dominic Byrne to recall a summer thirty nine years ago, when he lived in rural Ireland, and a friend he abandoned.

1994. 17 mins. 16mm. Colour - AGFA (past)/FUJI (Present). Northern Film School/Yorkshire Tyne Tees Television. This was my graduation film from the Northern Film School in Leeds. It appeared in 14 Film festivals worldwide & won two awards.

Leeds Film festival 1994 - Premiere
Dublin Film Festival 1995
British Shorts Film Festival 1995 - Runner up in Student film category
Cork Film festival 1995
Chicago International Film festival 1995 - Gold Plaque Award for Student Film
"New Visions" YTTV 1995 - Television Premiere including interview
Brest Short Film festival 1995
Golden Reels Film Soundtrack Awards San Francisco 1996 - Shortlisted best student soundtrack
San Diego Film Festival 1996
Tel Aviv Students Film festival 1996
Galway Film Fleagh 1996
Uppsala Film Festival 1996
New York Expo Short Film & Video 1996 - Jury Award Narrative
Poitiers Film festival 1996
Kinofilm manchester 1999

Written by EANNA O LOCHLAINN
Produced by JENNIFER GRANVILLE
Directed by JOHN DOWER