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John Deery
Director / Producer / Screenwriter 
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John is an award-winning film and television drama director. His first feature film, Conspiracy of Silence, which he wrote and directed, won many international awards and received critical acclaim. Awards include the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures ‘Freedom of Expression’ award in the US, shared with both Michael Moore for Fahrenheit 9/11 and Mel Gibson for The Passion of the Christ. John was also nominated as Best Director at the Irish Film & Television Awards. John’s screenplay for Conspiracy of Silence was developed at the Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab.

For television he has directed 2 x 90 min ‘specials’ of the popular comedy-drama series, Fat Friends, starring Alison Steadman, Ruth Jones and James Corden; a 90 min episode of The Brief, starring Alan Davies, and a 2-hour single drama, If I Had You, starring Sarah Parish. John has just finished a period of script development on several film projects and, with his producer's hat on, is about to begin the process of raising production finance.

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John Deery won the Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award for Conspiracy of Silence screenplay, chosen from over 2,000 scripts worldwide and presented to him at the Cannes Film Festival. As a result of winning the Hartley-Merrill Award, John was also invited to attend the Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab in Utah, to further develop the screenplay
The finished film won (or was nominated for):
  • Winner: The U.S. National Board of Review of Motion Pictures ‘Freedom of Expression’ Award shared with Michael Moore for Fahrenheit 9/11 and Mel Gibson for The Passion of the Christ
  • John Deery Nominated for ‘Best Film Director’ at the Irish Film & Television Awards
  • Special Jury Mention at the Warsaw Film Festival
  • Nominated for Golden Hitchcock Award at Dinard British Film Festival, France
  • Conspiracy of Silence was Official Selection in Competition at the American Film Institute Festival (AFI) in Los Angeles
  • Official Selection Hamburg Film Festival, Germany
  • Official Selection in Competition Montreal Film Festival
  • Opening Night Film Galway Film Festival, Ireland
  • Conspiracy of Silence was also selected to attend the Moscow Film Festival, Dinard Film Festival, France, where it was also nominated and Taormina Film Festival (Italy)
John Deery - Related News Items
- 25 Feb 2010 Irish DVD Release for ‘Conspiracy of Silence’
- 17 Apr 2008 Dublin Director Brings Stars to ‘Mineville’
- 13 Dec 2007 Owen McDonnell On The Case in ‘Single-Handed’
- 16 May 2005 Irish Duo Win Cannes Screenwriting Award
- 03 Dec 2004 John Deery Receives U.S. NBR Special Recognition
Key Credits
2003 - Conspiracy of Silence | Writer/Director
  John Deery
2004 - Fat Friends (90 min special) | Director
2005 - Fat Friends (90 min special) | Director
06/07 - The Brief (90 mins) | Director
06/07 - If I Had You (2 hour 'single' film) | Director
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