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Situation’s Vacant (2008)

Co-Producer: Ailish McElmeel, Executive Producer: Paul Donovan There’s only three ways to succeed in life… lie, lie, and lie. Situations Vacant is a contemporary comedy set in the world of Dave Bracken. It’s a film about self esteem, how to have it, how to lose it and how to get it back again. Reviews “Fresh and funny, the perfect recession antidote.” Sunday World, 2009 “From Grand Pictures comes this hilarious and thoughtful drama about finding a job, getting the girl and constantly lying to get through life. Its hard to find a decent comedy drama nowadays that doesn’t rely on drugs and sex to get a laugh, and this is where …

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The Race (2009)

Co-Producer: Ailish McElmeel, Executive Producer: Paul Donovan Sometimes the biggest dreams can be found in the smallest places. Mary (Niamh McGirr) is a 12 year old girl up against the world. At school, she is tormented by bullies. At home, her parents – Frank (Colm Meaney) and Katey (Susan Lynch) – are struggling to save their disintegrating marriage. Meanwhile, their rural farm is under threat of repossession. Life could not be harder, but Mary finds escape through the company of her best friend Tom (Jonathan Mason) and the adrenalin-high of go-kart racing. Despite her youth, she harbours dreams of becoming a professional race car driver and she is seeing them slowly …

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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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