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Two Deadpan shows on Irish Times’ ‘Best of 2018’ round up

Posted by cinema4z8 on December 12, 2018  /   No Comments

Not one but TWO of our shows have been included in The Irish Times’ ‘best of the year’ round up – Can’t Cope Won’t Cope (Season 2) & Women on the Verge. Thank you for all the love throughout 2018! Loads of fab projects in the pipeline for next year, watch this space 😍   Full article below, which first appeared here Tue, Dec 11, 2018: The best (and worst) TV of 2018 The Year in Review: Young Offenders and Red Rock among our television favourites Peter Crawley Hits of 2018: Cant’s Cope Won’t Cope, Finding Joy, Taken Down, Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip, Patrick Kielty’s My Dad, the Peace Deal and …

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Mapmaker (2001)

Producer: Paul Donovan An imaginative thriller set in the stunning border landscapes of northwest Ireland about a Mapmaker who uncovers the mystery behind a man’s disappearance. Reviews “Mapmaker is a rare film…he also uses the camera to powerful effect, creating a vision of a landscape that is distinclty Irish yet rarely seen on screen.” Sunday Times, 2002 “Mapmaker does have the merit of offering a very different take on seemingly familiar material, playing with preconceptions in order to subvert them.” Sunday Tribune, 2002 “The drama is played out against a ruggedly beautiful and unfamiliar landscape captured in strikingly distinctive compositions by cinematographer Owen McPolin, and Gogan invests that drama with an …

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Val Falvey, T.D. (2009)

Producer: Paul Donovan, Co-Producer: Ailish McElmeel Val Falvey (Ardal O’Hanlon) is a man who has inherited a job of importance and status only to realise that he is hopelessly out of his depth. While getting his name in the paper and meeting celebrities like Linda Martin makes the life of a politician appealing to Val, the daily grind of dealing with his constituents’ demands lands Val in continuous trouble. His side-kick and fixer, Pat Daly (Owen Roe), has a full-time job handling Val and ensuring he emerges unscathed. The series is a timely insight into the incongruous world of local politics.   Reviews “Ardal O’Hanlon delivers a show-stealing performance as …

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Moone Boy Series 1 (2012)

Exceutive Producer: Paul Donovan Moone Boy is a comedy series about a boy called Martin Moone growing up in a large family in a small, picturesque, but slightly depressed market town called Boyle. The first series is set in 1989/1990 and the Moone Family live in a cramped house that’s far too small for them. It’s a loud, lively, chaotic, messy (and very typical) household where the parents and children are all pursuing very different lifestyles, all pulling in different directions. And right at the bottom of the pile is the youngest in the family, Martin, the star of the show – a quirky, creative, eleven-year-old with an imaginary friend, …

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Death Of A Superhero (2011)

Executive Producer: Paul Donovan Associate Producer: Ailish McElmeel   Donald’s life is spinning out of control. Sure, he’s only 15 and dreams of girls, sex and crazy adventures. In his imagination, he’s right in the thick of it. And he’s found a way to bring the fruits of his overly fertile mind to life: by drawing comics. An immortal superhero, a sex-crazed vamp, and – the archenemy – the drug-addicted surgeon “The Glove”. Are they Donald’s fantasies – or his reality? It’s hard to tell since Donald lives in his own world. Access denied to parents, teachers and therapists. But then he meets Dr. Adrian King, a therapist like no …

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Moone Boy Series 3 (2013)

Executive Producer: Paul Donovan Series 3 moves the action to 1991. Martin is now in secondary school and things are very cramped at home after the arrival of the first grandchild. Debra embarks on a new career in marriage counselling while Martin and Padraic get to visit Dublin for the first time and discover that Grandad has an imaginary friend too.

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