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Jason Butler

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Filmography
  • The 2 Johnnies Take On...
    2021 — TV Documentary Series — 50 mins
  • The Paddy Raff Show
    2021 — TV Series
  • Owen Colgan Around The Fire
    2020 — TV Series
  • Bridget & Eamon
    2016-2019 — TV Series 27 × — 25 mins
  • Skip To The End
    2019 — Short Film — 20 mins
  • Callan’s Kicks
    2014 — TV Series
  • Collider
    2013 — Feature Film — 79 mins
  • Republic of Telly
    2011 — TV Series 1 × — 29 mins
  • Daylight Saving Time
    2010 — Short Film — 5 mins
  • Butchers
    2010 — TV Series 4 × — 7 mins
  • Tufty
    2009 — Short Film — 9 mins
  • One Sunny Morning
    2008 — Short Film — 8 mins
  • Red Wire Blue Wire
    2006 — Short Film — 1 mins
Awards
  • 2018 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Academy — Best Comedy, Best Director. Bridget & Eamon
  • 2016 — Winner
    Irish Film and Television Academy — Best Comedy, Best Director. Bridget & Eamon
  • 2009 — Winner
    Shark (Shark Awards) — Best New Director. Tufty
  • 2010 — Winner
    Fastnet Film Festival — Best Director. Tufty
  • 2012 — Winner
    Freakemacine Festival de cine fantástico, terror y ciencia ficción, A Coruña — Best Film. Tufty
  • 2010 — Special Commendation
    Belfast Film Festival — Best Short Film. Tufty
  • 2010 — Joint-Winner
    Dead by Dawn Horror Festival — Audience Award for Best Short. Tufty

I’m a writer, director and producer specialising in scripted comedy and drama. I’ve directed, co-written and produced 4 Series of sitcom ‘Bridget & Eamon’ for RTÉ—the first ever RTÉ scripted comedy Series to be sold internationally (to UKTV GOLD, Amazon Prime US and Hulu). I won two Irish Film and Television Academy awards for the show—Best Director and Best Comedy.

Most recently I produced and directed the ‘The Paddy Raff Show’ comedy sketch Series for BBC 1 NI and was Series Director on the hit RTÉ comedy-factual Series ‘The 2 Johnnies Take On…’

I worked on eight 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 with tens of millions of views online. Before moving up to the role of Series Producer and Head Writer where I increased ratings 50% year on year.

I’ve 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.

I’ve won numerous awards including Best New Director Award at Kinsale Sharks (2009), Best Direction Award at Fastnet Film Festival (2010) and was co-winner of the Oscar Moore Award for New European Screenwriting—Europe’s largest screenplay award (2002) and the Variety Pitch me award at Cannes.