Jason Butler has worked on four series of RTÉ 2′s flagship comedy show Republic Of Telly, writing, directing and editing the show’s comedy sketches. Many of which have gone viral including those with Damo and Ivor (Driving – 400,000 views), Rubberbandits (Shift Girls – 950,000 views) and the Republic of Telly Orchestra (1.4 million views).
He directed beActive’s sci-fi feature film COLLIDER (2013) currently in post-production and has written and directed several successful short films including TUFTY which has screened on Irish and French national TV and in many international film festivals including Clermont-Ferrand, Sitges Horror Festival, Santiago De Compostela and Berlin.
Jason has won numerous awards including Best New Director Award at Kinsale Sharks (2009), Best Direction Award at Fastnet Film Festival (2010) and the Screen International Oscar Moore Award for New European Screenwriting – Europe’s largest screenplay award (2002). Most recently he was co-nominated for a Writers Guild of Ireland Zebbie award for Best Television Script for Republic of Telly Series 7 episode 9.
He graduated from the National Film School with a B.A.(Hons) in Film (2007) and also holds an MSc. in Multimedia from Trinity College, Dublin (1997).
Republic of Telly
Co-nominated for Writers Guild of Ireland Zebbie award for Best Television Script for Republic of Telly Series 7 episode 9.
Best New Director Award at Kinsale Sharks (2009)
Vimeo Staff Pick (2012)
Short of the Week (2012)
Best film Freakemacine Festival de cine fantástico, terror y ciencia ficción, A Coruña (2012)
Best Direction: Jason Butler & Brendan Butler, Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival (2010)
Special commendation for Best Short Film at the at the Belfast Film Festival (2010)
Joint-winner of the Audience Award for Best Short at the Dead by Dawn Horror Festival (2010)
Unofficial World Record Attempt
2nd place Blinder New Advertising awards