|Other names||Dermott Daniel Downs|
|Occupation||Television director, actor, producer, cinematographer|
He later began a career in directing. First helming an episode of a series he was doing photography work on; Justice. Since then he has directed installments of Close to Home, K-Ville, Dark Blue, Nikita, Common Law, Gotham, Criminal Minds, and Supergirl.
The Tomorrow People
In summer 2013, he joined The CW series The Tomorrow People, as a director of photography and director. During the course of the series' one-season run he directed 4 installments ("Sitting Ducks", "Superhero", "Smoke and Mirrors", "Kill Switch").
After having had worked for Greg Berlanti on Tomorrow People, Berlanti brought Downs on to his new DC Comics superhero series The Flash. Downs directed the freshman season's fifth episode, "Plastique", featuring the introduction of the titular villainess. He returned to helm "Grodd Lives", the season one finale "Fast Enough", the second season's seventh installment, "Gorilla Warfare", the third season's eighth, thirteenth, fourteenth and seventeenth installments, "Invasion!", "Attack on Gorilla City", "Attack on Central City", and "Duet".
Downs also worked on Flash sister-series Arrow, directing the season three episodes "The Return" and "The Offer"; as well as the season five episode "Penance".
In early 2015, Downs directed a 3-minute network presentation for future Flash/Arrow spin-off DC's Legends of Tomorrow. It was shot over the course of one night. The footage ultimately clinched the series order for the show in May 2015. Downs was later confirmed to return as a director for the first season. His first episode was the third, "Blood Ties". He went on to direct the fifth episode, "Fail-Safe"; and the first-season finale, "Legendary". He directed the season two premiere, "Out of Time", and the ninth installment, "Raiders of the Lost Art".
Dermott Down also directed several episodes of The CW show Supergirl including season 1 episodes "Fight or Flight", "For the Girl Who Has Everything", "Solitude" and season 3 episodes "Far From the Tree" and "Not Kansas".
Dermott Downs directed two episodes of the DC Universe show "Doom Patrol" including the season 1 episodes "Donkey Patrol", "Danny Patrol" and "Ezekiel Patrol".
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