Mr. John Deery
John Deery is an award-winning British film director. He attended the UK’s prestigious National Film & Television School. Early in his career John produced and directed numerous high profile corporate films for clients including Unilever, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Royal Mail, US Department of Defence, the NHS and Olympic Development Corporation.
John’s first feature film, ‘Conspiracy of Silence’, which he wrote and directed, stars Academy Award-winner Brenda Fricker (‘My Left Foot’), Hugh Bonneville (‘Paddington’, ‘Downton Abbey’) and Chris O’Dowd (‘Bridesmaids’). ‘Conspiracy of Silence’ was developed at the Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab and is a well-reviewed film, winning the National Board of Review’s Freedom of Expression Award, shared with Michael Moore for ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ and Mel Gibson for ‘The Passion of the Christ’. 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.