JASON BUTLER

TV & Film - Producer / Writer / Director

Web Developer

 

jasonbutler.ie@gmail.com | + 353 87 6799943

Bridget & Eamon 
TV Sitcom Series | RTÉ 2
Producer / Co-Writer / Director | 3 Series | 2015 - 2017
First ever RTÉ scripted comedy series to be sold internationally (to UKTV GOLD, Amazon Prime and Hulu)
Winner of 2 Irish Film and TV Academy Awards (IFTAs) for Series 1 - Best Comedy and Best Director Soap/Comedy


 

Republic of Telly
TV comedy series | RTÉ 2
Series Producer / Head Writer / Director | Series 11 & 12 | 2014/2015
Took over as Series Producer for series 11 and 12 and increased ratings 50% year on year

 

Callan’s Kicks
TV comedy series | RTÉ 1
Writer / Segment Director | Series 1 | 2014
Writing sketches and directing some segments for the hit RTE 1 comedy show Callan's Kicks.

 

Republic of Telly
TV comedy series | RTÉ 2
Assistant Producer / Writer / Director | Series 5 to Series 10 | 2011 - 2014
Writer/director (& camera/editor) of comedy sketches including VTs with Damo & Ivor, The Rubberbandits and viral hits (20m+ views) including Orchestra Hidden Camera Prank, If Songs Were Real and Bridget & Eamon

 

Collider
Feature length sci-fi drama film / transmedia series | BeActive Media | 2013
Director
Released in cinema in Ireland & Portugal Jan 2014 | Nominated for International Digital Emmy 2014

 

TUFTY 
Short film
Writer / Director
Filmbase/RTÉ funded | s16mm/HDCAM | 8.5 mins | 2009
Winner of several awards and screened at dozens of international film festivals including Galway, Belfast, Clermont-Ferrand, Santiago De Compostela, Sitges and sold to Canal+ France

 

BUTCHERS 
Online comedy series | RTÉ Storyland (2010)
Writer / Director
HD | 4 x 7mins | 3rd place in second year of RTÉ Storyland competition

 

Daylight Saving Time | Short Film | Writer / Director / Producer

 

Unofficial World Record Attempt | Demo commercial | Writer / Director

 

Red Wire Blue Wire | Short film | Writer / Producer / Director

 

 

Jurassic Park III CD-ROM | Project manager / Lead programmer

 

Lucozade digital campaigns | Interactive Developer / Programmer

 

Hugh Lane | Website | Lead programmer

 

eMobile digital campaigns | Rich media ads & Games | Developer / Programmer / Video director

 

Hellodarling.ie | website | Developer / programmer

 

Cloud by Grace Weir | Art installation | Guinness Storehouse | Digital design / Lead programmer

 

  

 

Winner of 2 IFTAs at the 2016 awards - Best TV Comedy and Best Director Soap / Comedy for Bridget & Eamon Series 1

 

Nomimated for Best TV Comedy at Celtic Media Awards 2017 for Bridget & Eamon Series 1

 

Winner of 2015 “Sockie" Social Media Award for Republic of Telly (Best Experimental Social Media)

 

Co-nominated twice for Writers Guild of Ireland Zebbie award for Best Television Script for Republic of Telly Series 7 episode 9 & Series 9 Episode 1

 

First Draft Development loan from Irish Film Board for feature script Monsters & Magic (2011)

 

TUFTY selected as Vimeo Staff Pick and as a Short of the Week (2012)

 

Winner of Best New Director Award at Kinsale Sharks (2009)

 

Winner of Best Direction Award at Fastnet Film Festival for TUFTY (2010)

 

Winner of Dead by Dawn audience award for TUFTY (2011)

 

Set-up & organized short film festivals Galway Fringe Fleadh (2009) and

Dublin Film Fringe (2010)

 

Screen International Oscar Moore Award for New European Screenwriting (2002) Europe’s largest screenplay award.

 

Founder of FilmmakersNetwork.ie (2006 - 2015) – Quickly became Ireland’s largest filmmaking community with over 5000 members

 

Won the Variety "Pitch me" award at Cannes Film Festival (2000)

 

Winner of ICAD Silver Bell for Hugh Lane Gallery website (2001)

 

 

B.A.(Hons) Film & Video, National Film School, IADT, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, (2007)

 

MSc. Multimedia Systems, Trinity College, Dublin (1997)

Winner of Digital Computer Multimedia Award for final project - Love Lies Bleeding - an interactive detective murder mystery