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Directed by John Butler


Director: John Butler
Section: International Independents
Country: Ireland
Year: 2016
Language: English
Version: Original version with German subtitles
Cast: Fionn O'Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Andrew Scott, Moe Dunford
18+ (no age rating)



Although Ned is mostly interested in pop and rock music, his father stuck him in a boarding school where most kids are into rugby. When handsome rugby star Conor moves in as his roommate, his senior year look like a bummer. But they turn out to get along brilliantly, play guitar together, and are signed up for a talent show at an all-girls school by their English teacher (Andrew Scott, Moriarty from "Sherlock"). And the big rugby match is looming, too, the first time their team has made it to finals in years…

Meet the director


John Butler

John Butler is an Irish director, author and journalist who lives in Dublin. He has published in The Irish Times, The Dublin Review and The San Francisco Chronicle. He published his first novel "The Tenderloin" in 2011, and served as director and co-author of TV comedy YOUR BAD SELF. He shot award-winning shorts, commercials and docs. HANDSOME DOG premiered at Toronto and was the Closing Film at Dublin, winning Best Irish Film from the Dublin Film Critics‘ Circle.


Screenplay: John Butler
Director of Photography: Cathal Watters
Film Editor: John O’Connor
Composer: John McPhilips
Production Designer: Ferdia Murphy
Costume Design: Kathy Strachan
Producer: Rebecca O’Flanagan, Robert Walpole
Production Company: Treasure Entertainment
Co-Producer: Claire McCaughley, Sarah Gunn
World Sales: Radiant Films International
Distributor: Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH