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The Last Right (2019)

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

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 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). With its uniquely Irish sense of humour, this is a heart-warming and bittersweet comedy drama about family and finding home. Director/Writer: Aoife Crehan Producers: Paul Donovan, Pippa Cross, Casey Herbert Executive Producers: Ailish McElmeel, Janette Day, Xavier Marchand Associate Producers: Trisha Flood, Sam Tipper-Hale Director of Photography: Shane F. Kelly …

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Four Kids and It (2020)

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on September 3, 2018  /   No Comments

Two-time Academy Award winner Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules, The Dark Knight, Youth), and Emmy nominated Matthew Goode (Netflix’s The Crown, The Imitation Game, The Good Wife, PBS’ Downton Abbey) join BAFTA nominated comedian Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Despicable Me) and SAG nominated actress Paula Patton (Warcraft: The Beginning, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Precious) in the family action adventure film Four Kids And It, directed by BAFTA Award nominee Andy De Emmony (Channel 4’s Father Ted, West Is West). Four Kids and It is the fun, family action adventure story of four children who are horrified to learn that their beach holiday is …

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Seanie & Flo (2018)

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on July 13, 2018  /   No Comments

Seanie is a lonely, borderline delusional man who empties bins on the sparse stretches of motorways that haven’t been populated with service stations yet. He’s also responsible for picking up the rubbish that is illegally dumped around the outskirts of the town. Flo is a belligerent teenage girl on her first day doing community service for spraying graffiti around the town. Today is their first day working together and their attitudes to both rubbish and art couldn’t be any more different. When they catch a couple illegally dumping on a roadside, a feverish chase ensues. Seanie & Flo is a short comedy about learning when to break the rules. Seanie & …

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Halal Daddy (2017)

Raghdan Aziz, a young man of British-Indian Muslim heritage, is happy in his new home on the west coast of Ireland. This beach-fronted retreat is the perfect getaway from his controlling father. He has escaped the burden of his legacy and discovered a new sense of community. Living with his adoring aunt and uncle, Raghdan hangs out with his surf buddies Derek and Neville and has mapped out a future with girlfriend, Maeve Logan. On Raghdan’s 21st birthday, his father Amir arrives from England with the gift of a run-down meat factory. How will Raghdan cope with this poisoned chalice of a present – a career opportunity that he never …

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The Last Bus Home (1996)

Producer: Paul Donovan A group of friends form a punk band on the day of the Pope’s visit to Ireland. Their rise and fall is charted through 1980s Dublin as they struggle with relationships, dodgy venues, unemployment and sleazy record company agents.   Reviews “A pulsating punk drama.” Variety “Compulsory viewing…worthy of cult status.” Hotpress “A strikingly visual evocation of punk Dublin in the lates 1970s…a tightly observed and powerfully performed comic-tragic slice of suburban rebellion..a major advance by a talented young director.” Sunday Tribune “Full of exceptional performances, the authentic look and sound of punk.” Evening Herald “Once again, Irish cinema has come up with a good surprise…It is …

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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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Spin The Bottle (2003)

Executive Producer: Paul Donovan Rats, of Paths to Freedom fame, is released from prison yet again. His return to his mother’s house gets off to a bad start when the money painstakingly saved to send his terminally obese aunt to Lourdes for a miracle cure, is stolen. After embarking on a series of hapless attempts to replace the stolen money, Rats realises he must use his only talent, his musical genius, and reforms his band Spermdotcom, crashing a boy band competition live on national television.   Reviews “McElhatton himself is brilliant and there are enough quippy one-liners and a strong enough script to keep the movie flowing nicely for a very taut …

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Dead Long Enough (2005)

Producer: Paul Donovan Ben Jones, a worn out and depressed Welsh lawyer, lives in the shadow of his promiscuous TV celebrity brother, Harry Jones. Ben hankers after his lost love, the fiery red headed Irish colleen Sinead. However in a fit of pique Ben decides to accept the marriage proposal from his ball-busting girlfriend. So Harry decides that he must do something good for his brother and brings him back to Ireland where both had a great time in their youth. This act of generosity, and also a coincidental recce for a future television programme begins a series of events that will change their lives forever. Awards Audience Prize Winner, …

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Puffball (2007)

A tense, supernatural, thriller from a legend of British cinema, Nicolas Roeg. A young architect moves to an isolated and mysterious Irish valley to build a house. Finding herself pregnant her plans are ruined and when the witches in the valley turn against the unborn child, it’s her very survival that is threatened.

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Wide Open Spaces (2009)

Have you ever had a best friend you couldn’t stand? Myles (Ardal O’Hanlon) has one – Austin (Ewen Bremner) – only he’s too much of a slacker to do anything about it. In fact, each one of these layabouts is as useless as the other: a pair of thirty-somethings who laze around watching their lives flutter past. Fate, however, has plans to remedy their lack of motivation. Up to their necks in debt, they decide to help a dodgy entrepreneur, Gerard (Owen Roe), to create a new landmark in Irish tourism: a Famine Theme Park. Reviews “O’Hanlon and Bremner, the first morose, the second a tad more frantic, form an …

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