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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 …


Can’t Cope Won’t Cope 2 nominated for 2019 Celtic Media Festival Award

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on April 3, 2019  /   No Comments

We’ve very pleased to announce that Can’t Cope Won’t Cope Season 2 has been nominated for a 2019 Celtic Media Festival Drama Award! The 40th annual Celtic Media Festival awards will take place in Aviemore on 4th – 6th June 2019. Can’t Cope Won’t Cope 2 sees Aisling and Danielle struggling with the new normality of being apart. We meet Aisling after she’s had her soul sucked out of her by small town Mallow for an entire summer. Meanwhile in Vancouver, Danielle is struggling despite having her wish for more art and less Aisling come true. Nominees from across the UK, Ireland and Europe will compete across 23 award categories at the festival, …


Can’t Cope Won’t Cope S2 now on Irish&UK Netflix

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on February 25, 2019  /   No Comments

Yipee!!! Can’t Cope Won’t Cope Season 2 is now available on Irish & UK Netflix. Catch it here. So that’s the whole series, both seasons, there to watch. And you can still find it on international Netflix too. “The perfect binge” – Entertainment Weekly “One to watch..gleeful fun” – The New York Times “Best of 2018” – The Irish Times


Women on the Verge nominated for two Broadcasting Press Guild Awards

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on February 21, 2019  /   No Comments

Women on the Verge has been nominated for 2 UK Broadcasting Press Guild Awards! The show is up for Best Comedy and Best of Multichannel. Women on the Verge was a co-production between Merman, House Productions and Deadpan Pictures airing on UKTV’s W and RTÉ2 in Ireland. The show was created by Sharon Horgan and Lorna Martin, an adaptation of Lorna’s successful novel Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown. It stars Kerry Condon as Laura, Nina Sosanya as Katie and Eileen Walsh as Alison. Sharon Horgan also appeared as Dr Fitzgerald. The series was directed by Annie Griffin, produced by Gavin O’Grady and the executive producers were Sharon Horgan, Clelia Mountford, Juliette Howell, Tessa Ross, Ailish McElmeel, Justin Healy, …


The Last Right now in post production

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on January 28, 2019  /   No Comments

There we are in the new Screen Ireland catalogue! Check out their full brochure here. The Last Right is a feature by Aoife Crehan in post at the mo. Brilliant to team up with CrossDay Productions on this one. More news on it, and other 2019 productions, very soon. ☺️


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 …


Four Kids and It – first look in Screen Daily

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on November 2, 2018  /   No Comments

We’re so happy to be able to share the first still from forthcoming feature film Four Kids and It! Plus there’s great news in Screen Daily that the film is garnering interest at the American Film Market at the moment. The family adventure starring Russell Brand, Paula Patton, Michael Caine and Matthew Goode hits cinemas next year. Read the full article here. Pic credit: Screen Daily