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Dead Still (2020)

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

A murder mystery comedy drama about the adventures of Blennerhasset and Molloy, Dublin’s most famed memorial photographers. Dead Still blends mystery and drama with gallows humour, and features an incredible ensemble of acclaimed international actors including Michael Smiley (Luther, Wire in the Blood, Death and Nightingales) as Brock Blennerhasset, Kerr Logan (Game of Thrones, Victoria, Alias Grace) as Conall Molloy, Eileen O’Higgins (Brooklyn, Mary Queen of Scots) as Nancy Vickers, with Martin Donovan (Big Little Lies, Fahrenheit 451).   Writer: John Morton Directors: Imogen Murphy, Craig David Wallace Producer: Suzanne McAuley Series Producer: Paul Donovan Executive Producers: Paul Donovan, Christina Jennings, Ailish McElmeel Associate Producer: Trisha Flood Script Editor: Heather Browning …

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Women on the Verge (2018)

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on September 21, 2018  /   No Comments

Women on the Verge is a 6-part comedy series about three friends trying not to completely unravel as they car-crash through their thirties towards forty. It follows women teetering on the edge of just about everything – breakdowns, identity crises, settling for men they don’t actually like, amid the dawning realisation that while their Grandmothers had nine kids by this age, they’re still trying to decide whether or not to have one. Women on the Verge starts on RTÉ 2 (Ireland) and W Channel (UK) on October 11th 2018.   

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Can’t Cope Won’t Cope Series 2 (2018)

Can’t Cope Won’t Cope Series 2 sees Aisling (Seána Kerslake) and Danielle (Nika McGuigan) 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. She has a job in a local financial establishment, but in typical Aisling style she throws in the towel at the first signs of trouble. Meanwhile in Vancouver, Danielle is struggling despite having her wish for more art and less Aisling come true. There is no-one at her side to roll her eyes at when the super politically correct art school culture in Vancouver starts grating on …

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Nowhere Fast (2017)

Nowhere Fast, the brain child of stand up comedian Alison Spittle. The show is a comedy about life in small town Ireland as seen from the perspective of the returning millennial. Nowhere Fast is a comedy about women in rural Ireland, and one woman in particular. Fresh from a disaster in her media career in the big smoke, Angela returns to her family home to lick her wounds and plan her next move.  Can she escape the quicksand of small town Ireland and get her life back on track? And in the meantime can she keep her friends and family happy so she can get lifts? Starring along side Spittle …

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Can’t Cope Won’t Cope (2016)

Living and dying from the weekend in Dublin.. Some say it caused the recession, Coppers getting its own ATM. It’s certainly put a dent in the bank accounts of Aisling O’ Dowd (Seana Kerslake) and Danielle Mullane (Nika McGuigan).   CCWC is a dark comic drama detailing the unravelling of a friendship between two co-dependent young women as the hangover wears off and their lives and priorities begin to radically diverge. Danielle and Aisling get as excited about the ‘euro saver menu’ as their school friends now get about their engagements and mortgage approval. And they both agree that the real walk of shame is when you bring all the mugs and plates that have gathered in your room back down to the kitchen. …

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Burning Wishes (2015)

‘Dying is easy, digging up the past is hard.’ Ne’er-do-well brothers Seamus and Martin Geraghty promise to honour their friend Paudie’s deathbed request and scatter his ashes at their favourite childhood spot. After letting him down in the past this is one promise to Paudie that Seamus is determined to keep even when Paudie winds up buried instead of being cremated. Burning Wishes is a black comedy about death, friendship and good ol’ fashioned grave-robbing.

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Paths To Freedom (2001)

Executive Producer: Paul Donovan Out of jail and back to reality with a camera crew in tow, Paths to Freedom is a six-part ‘dramatised’ fly-on-the-wall documentary series following the experiences, trials and tribulations of two ex-prisoners from contrasting class structures upon their release into society.   Reviews  “Very, very good. It might even be great…Comic creation of immediate brilliance.” Irish Independent “The biggest comedy success in the station’s history…Brilliant performances.” The Sunday Tribune “Paths to Freedom has raised the benchmark for Irish television comedy…the sharpest comedy on Irish television.” The Sunday Times “Absolutely hilarious…the funniest Irish comedy since Father Ted.” Ireland on Sunday “Glorious…possibly one of the greatest ever Irish comic …

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Fergus’s Wedding (2002)

Executive Producer: Paul Donovan Six part comedy series following the adventures of Fergus who is engaged to be married to his English girlfriend Penny.

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Stew Series One (2004)

A pacey character driven sketch show with a wide variety of comedy from classic slapstick to surreal to black humour.   Reviews “No longer does comedy shuffle onto RTE like a clown with a malfunctioning dickie-bow. Stew is confident, well made and well acted.” Irish Times “Stew is that rarest of beasts, a very funny Irish comedy show.” Irish Independent “Ineffably Irish, Stew is up there with anything the BBC is doing.” Evening Herald “A deliciously deranged slice of surrealism from some of the silliest brains in Ireland…there are some sublime flashes of genius in Stew.” Irish Independent “Played with an impressively straight face, Stew offers a substantial repast for …

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Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly (2004)

Producer: Paul Donovan, Co-Producer: Ailish McElmeel Ding Dong is a live recording of a comedy gig of Paul Woodfull’s comic creation Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly. Through music and banter during the course of the gig, Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly, a working class Irish republican ballad singer, discusses everything from the Irish republican movement to fast food to making love.

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