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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 …


Sky picks up family feature Four Kids and It

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on December 20, 2019  /   No Comments

Fantastic news about our new co-pro Four Kids and It…! First published on 18/12/19: Sky Picks Up ‘Four Kids and It,’ Sets Day-And-Date TV and Theatrical Release By ELSA KESLASSY Sky has boarded “Four Kids and It,” Andy De Emmony’s family adventure film starring Sir Michael Caine, Matthew Goode, Paula Patton and Russell Brand. The film, which is based on the *1902 bestselling book by Jacqueline Wilson, will be available on pay-channel Sky Cinema and in theaters day-and-date at Easter. Set on the Cornish coast, “Four Kids and It” follows four children who embark on a journey to discover if a magical creature can really make all their wishes come true. It starts out …


The Last Right – continues in cinemas across Ireland!

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on December 18, 2019  /   No Comments

We’re delighted that The Last Right continues its cinema run across Ireland, with the following theatres confirmed from this Friday, December 20th… BALLINCOLIG Reel Picture CASTLEBAR Mayo Movie ENNIS Movieplex CORK BLACKPOOL Reel Picture CLONAKILTY The Park Cinema GALWAY Eye COLERAINE Moviehouse YORKGATE Movie House ENNISKILLEN Wharf Cinema OMAGH IMC DUBLIN SANTRY IMC KILKENNY Castlecomer Road   Thanks for all the brilliant responses to the film so far! Please check your local cinema for further screening news and updates. Two brothers and a woman they’ve just met journey across the island of Ireland to bury a stranger. Starring Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones, Orphan Black, World War Z), Niamh Algar (Raised by Wolves, The …


The Last Right wins at Cork Film Festival – in cinemas December 6th

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on November 15, 2019  /   No Comments

Huge thanks to everyone who came, saw & partied with us for the premiere of The Last Right at the Cork Film Festival! We’re thrilled with the amazing response and so proud that the film, written&directed by Aoife Crehan, also won the Cork Film Festival Audience Award🏆🍾 Huge thanks & congrats to Aoife, and all our friends and partners on the project including Cross Day Productions, Screen Ireland, eOne, Lip Sync, RTE & Northern Ireland Screen. The Last Right is In cinemas across Ireland December 6th. 📽️ Watch the trailer here! More on the Cork Film Festival winners here.    


Watch the brand new trailer for The Last Right

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on November 11, 2019  /   No Comments

Incoming! Watch the brand new trailer for The Last Right here. 2 brothers, 1 stranger and a coffin. Discover the journey of a lifetime in #TheLastRight – in cinemas across Ireland December 6th.  


The Last Right enjoys Irish Gala at Cork Film Festival

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on October 17, 2019  /   No Comments

  The Last Right will enjoy its World Premier Gala Screening at the 64th Annual Cork Film Festival on Thursday 14th November 2019, tickets can be purchased through the festival website here.   The film stars Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones, Orphan Black, World War Z) , Niamh Algar (Raised by Wolves, The Virtues, The Drummer and the Keeper), Samuel Bottomley (Tyrannosaur, Wolf Hall), Colm Meaney (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, The Snapper) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity, Braveheart, Rushmore, Adaptation).  


The South Westerlies in Variety Magazine

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on October 11, 2019  /   No Comments

The South Westerlies features in Variety Magazine this week! We’re in production at the mo and can’t wait to share more news soon. Watch this space.  CREDIT: ACORN MEDIA ENTERPRISES Originally posted on on 11th October 2019: Acorn, RTE Team Up on Irish-Produced Comedy-Drama ‘The South Westerlies’ (EXCLUSIVE) By STEWART CLARKE AMC’s Acorn Media Enterprises and Irish pubcaster RTE have teamed up on “The South Westerlies,” an Irish-produced original comedy-drama featuring an ensemble cast led by Orla Brady (“Mistresses”). ZDF Enterprises and Norway’s TV2 are also on board the series, which has backing from Screen Ireland. Dublin-based Deadpan Pictures is producing. It will bow on RTE in 2020. In the U.S. …


Seanie & Flo to premiere at Indie Cork

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on July 26, 2019  /   No Comments

Very pleased to announce that Imogen Murphy’s brilliant short film SEANIE & FLO – written by John Morton and starring John Connors and Ann Skelly – will enjoy its premiere at Indie Cork! The short comedy screens Oct 11th 3.45pm. The full Indie Cork brochure is online now – we’re in good company.       


Dead Still now in production

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on May 31, 2019  /   No Comments

Excited to announce our new production! DEAD STILL stars Michael Smiley, Kerr Logan and Eileen O’Higgins and will hit screens next year. Set in 1880s Ireland in the Victorian era heyday of ‘postmortem photography’ the six-episode period drama follows a renowned memorial photographer as he investigates the murders of his recently deceased subjects. #DeadStill is an RTÉ and Acorn TV commission, made with the support of the BAI. We’re in production at the mo, alongside partners Shaftesbury and ZDF Enterprises. It was developed with the support of Screen Ireland and Creative Europe, written by John Morton and is directed by Imogen Murphy and Craig David Wallace. More news soon… in …


Deadpan’s Ailish McElmeel selected for Inside Pictures

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on April 29, 2019  /   No Comments

There’s our Ailish, who’s been selected for Inside Pictures, a big international industry hootenanny. No better woman!   From the IFTN website, 29th April 2019: Deadpan Co-Founder and Producer Ailish McElmeel Selected for Inside Pictures Programme 2019 29 Apr 2019 : by Nathan Griffin Irish producer Ailish McElmeel has been selected to participate in the 2019 edition of Inside Pictures, the National Film and TV School’s (UK) international business training and leadership skills development programme. McElmeel is the Irish representative among the 20 participants to be selected and features alongside Samanta Roberts, marketing director of film at eOne; Frédéricque Rouault, director of international sales at Playtime (France); and Film 4’s …