John Dowdle

Director and writer of 'No Escape'

Filmmaking duo John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle are a writing-directing-producing team. The brothers are co-writers on their films and also fill different roles with John directing and Drew producing.

Last year, the Dowdles released AS ABOVE / SO BELOW, a supernatural thriller about an archeologist’s search for a lost relic in the catacombs under the streets of Paris. The film was released by Universal Pictures on August 29, 2014. John directed and Drew produced based on the script they co-wrote.

Previously, DEVIL, was released by Universal in September 2010 and grossed $63 million box office worldwide. John directed and Drew executive produced, based on a story by M. Night Shyamalan, who also produced. Prior to DEVIL, the brothers co-wrote, John directed, and Drew executive produced QUARANTINE for Sony Screen Gems, which was released in October 2008 and met with critical and commercial success. QUARANTINE grossed over $41 million box office.

The Dowdles’ indie horror / faux documentary, THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES was a break out success at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. The documentary-style depiction of the hunt for a serial killer shocked audiences and sold to MGM. The Dowdles’ first feature, THE DRY SPELL, was a micro-budget indie that premiered at the 2005 Slamdance International Film Festival where it collected a Jury Award.

The Dowdles also executive produced the documentary TRANSCENDENT MAN, based on futurist Ray Kurzweil, which premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival and was met with major critical acclaim.

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