John Butler (director)

Summary

John Butler (born 4 July 1972[1]) is an Irish IFTA award-nominated[2] film director, screenwriter, and novelist.[3][4] His work includes television sketch show Your Bad Self, and movies George,[5] Spaceman Three,[5] The Stag[6][7][8][9][10][11] and Handsome Devil.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20]

John Butler
Born (1972-07-04) 4 July 1972 (age 50)
Dublin, Ireland
NationalityIrish
OccupationDirector, screenwriter, novelist

Life and careerEdit

Butler was born in Dublin, Ireland. He attended Blackrock College, an all-boys Catholic school in Dublin.[21] He then went to University College Dublin, obtaining a bachelor's degree in English Greek and Roman, and a master's degree in Film Studies.[22]

Butler is gay.[23] He is a supporter of Liverpool FC.[23]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

As directorEdit

Title Year Notes Ref.
George 2005 Short film; also writer
The Ballad of Kid Kanturk 2009 Short film
The Stag 2013 Also writer
Handsome Devil 2016 Also writer
Papi Chulo 2018 Also writer

TelevisionEdit

As directorEdit

Title Year Notes Ref.
The Million Dollar Deal 1999 Documentary
Your Bad Self 2010 Director and Writer (6 episodes)
Immaturity for Charity 2012 Television film
The Outlaws 2021 Television series. Director (3 episodes) and writer (1 episode)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beginner's Pluck: John Butler". Irish Examiner. 4 June 2011. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ McBride, Caitlin (27 February 2014). "Irish superstars lead this year's IFTA nominations". Irish Independent. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  3. ^ Jarlath Regan (29 April 2017). "John Butler". An Irishman Abroad (Podcast) (189 ed.). SoundCloud. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  4. ^ Turner, Mark (20 June 2011). "The Tenderloin, By John Butler". The Independent.
  5. ^ a b "Domhnall Gleeson to star in RTÉ Christmas Special". Evening Herald. 10 December 2007. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  6. ^ Kermode, Mark (16 March 2014). "The Stag review – 'good-hearted Irish comedy'". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  7. ^ "The Stag". Arrow Films. 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  8. ^ Brown, Todd (13 September 2013). "TIFF 2013 Review: THE STAG Works Its Comedy Formula To Perfection". Twitch. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  9. ^ "US premiere for Irish comedy The Stag". RTÉ Ten. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  10. ^ "The Bachelor Weekend (The Stag)". Rotten Tomatoes. 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  11. ^ McNeil, Ryan (15 September 2013). "THE STAG plays TIFF 2013". The Matinee. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  12. ^ "New Irish movie Handsome Devil reaches cinemas". RTÉ.ie. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  13. ^ Bazley, Lewis (5 March 2014). "Review: The Stag". Shadowlocked. Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Irish Film Preview: John Butler's Handsome Devil". scannain. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  15. ^ "Toronto unveils City To City, World Cinema, Masters line-ups". ScreenDaily. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  16. ^ Clarke, Donald (20 April 2017). "Handsome Devil: Blackrock boy meets Blackrock boy – the movie". Irish Times. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  17. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (27 April 2017). "Handsome Devil review – feelgood comedy tackles homophobia". Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  18. ^ McCarthy, Esther (19 April 2017). "Handsome Devil is in the detail for John Butler". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  19. ^ Roy, David (31 March 2017). "Back to school: Director John Butler on bringing Handsome Devil to Belfast Film Festival". Irish News. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  20. ^ "Irish premiere of Handsome Devil announced as Closing Night Gala at ADIFF17". 15 December 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  21. ^ Roy, David (31 March 2017). "Back to school: Director John Butler on bringing Handsome Devil to Belfast Film Festival". Irish News.
  22. ^ "BEGINNER'S PLUCK: John Butler". Irish Examiner. 4 June 2011.
  23. ^ a b "The star & director of Handsome Devil chat choreography with Brian O'Driscoll, LGBT in 2017 Ireland & inverting film stereotypes".

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