John Deery is an award-winning British film director. He began his career as an actor working in theatre and television and started in the film industry as a runner on commercials working with many top directors. He attended the National Film & Television School. Early in his career Deery produced and directed numerous high profile corporate films.
Deery's first feature film, ‘Conspiracy of Silence’, which he wrote and directed, stars Academy Award-winner Brenda Fricker, Hugh Bonneville and Chris O'Dowd. It was developed at the Sundance Screenwriters' Lab and is a well-reviewed film, winning the National Board of Review's Freedom of Expression Award. He won the prestigious Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award and was nominated for Best Film Director at the Irish Film and Television Awards.
For British television he has directed two 90-min ‘specials’ of the popular comedy-drama series, ‘Fat Friends’, starring Alison Steadman, Ruth Jones and James Corden; a feature length episode of ‘The Brief’, starring Alan Davies; and a 2-hour prime-time television film for the ITV network, ‘If I Had You’, starring Sarah Parish – which received excellent notices and achieved impressive viewing figures.
He is co-creator and producer of the No.1 children’s animation series, ‘Underground Ernie’, for BBC.
IF I HAD YOU
2006 – TV Feature – 102min
2004 – TV Drama Series – 2 x 90min
CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE
2003 – Feature – 90min
2000 – TV Drama Series – 4 x 48min
Conspiracy of Silence
2003, Golden Hitchcock (Nominated), Dinard British Film Festival
2003, IFTA Award (Nominated) – Best Film Director, Irish Film and Television Awards
2003, Special Mention, Warsaw International Film Festival
2010 - present
2010 - present