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Leaders of the Irish Film & TV Industry

Posted by cinema4z8 on July 20, 2020  /   No Comments

Deadpan Pictures has been named as one of the 15 Key Players in the Irish Film and TV Industry. Together with top Irish companies such as Element Pictures, Subotica, Blinder Films and Treasure Entertainment (to name a few) the article on ThinkBusiness.ie  recognises that Ireland is fast becoming a leader in the global Film & TV Landscape. According to Variety magazine: “Ireland has become a capital of film-making” in recent years, establishing itself as “one of the world’s most attractive production environments” thanks to an attractive tax incentive, Section 481, and the plethora of talented writers, directors, producers, casts and crew that Ireland has to offer.

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What to watch after you’ve binged on all your favourite TV Series?

Posted by cinema4z8 on June 11, 2020  /   No Comments

The New York Times recommends… Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope! Seasons 1 & 2 of the acclaimed series are available to watch on Netflix. Join Aisling (Seána Kerslake) & Danielle (Nika McGuigan) on their many (mis) adventures, as they navigate the highs and lows of life, love and friendship in Dublin. Check out the Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope trailer

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Dead Still is out now on Acorn TV!

Posted by cinema4z8 on June 9, 2020  /   No Comments

You can now watch Dead Still on Acorn TV in North America, with the final episode premiering next Monday 15th June. Audiences in the UK, Australia and New Zealand can catch it from Monday 29th June on Acorn TV. Take a peek at the DEAD STILL TRAILER Check out this review from the New York Post: ‘Dead Still’ gives look into creepy world of Victorian-era death photography By Michael Starr May 19, 2020 | 6:07pm There’s a reason, beyond its catchy title, that “Dead Still” has quickly gained a foothold in the crowded TV universe. The Acorn TV series, starring Michael Smiley as a “post-mortem photographer” in 19th century Dublin, plays as a darkly …

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The South Westerlies (2020)

Posted by cinema4z8 on May 21, 2020  /   No Comments

When a town in the south west of Ireland is earmarked for a Norwegian-owned offshore wind farm, it’s not just the scenery that’s under pressure. KATE RYAN (40s), is on the verge of a lucrative promotion and a move to her company’s HQ in Oslo until her employer, NorskVentus, adds a last-minute caveat – a final assignment in Ireland.  She must go undercover in the West Cork town of Carrigeen to quash local objections against the company’s offshore wind farm. However, Kate has a personal history with the town, one she’s not keen to revisit. When Kate arrives in Carrigeen with her 18-year-old son, CONOR, she quickly realises that NorskVentus underestimated the level …

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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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