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John Erick Dowdle

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John Erick Dowdle is a U.S. director, producer, screenwriter, and editor.


 early life
Dowdle grew up in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. After graduating from the St. Thomas Academy, an all-boys, military, Catholic high school, Dowdle moved to Iowa City, Iowa to attend the University of Iowa. There he would make the move from writing to film. Two years later, Dowdle moved to Manhattan, New York City to attend New York University's film program.

After graduating from NYU, Dowdle moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in filmmaking. Dowdle wrote and directed his first feature, the 1996 film Full Moon Rising, when he was just out of college. For his sophomore effort, The Dry Spell, Dowdle was joined by his younger brother Drew, who produced the film as John wrote, directed and edited. They now live in Los Angeles, working together as The Brothers Dowdle.

Dowdle directed alongside his brother the horror-disaster films Quarantine and Devil, based on a storybook from M. Night Shyamalan. Dowdle will direct with his brother the movie adaption of Jack Kilburn's novel Afraid.

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