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.

“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 Situations Vacant scores big points. Beautifully shot and directed with a great script, this is one wee gem that will keep you laughing and even bring a tear!”, 2009

Best Film, Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival, 2009
Best Actor for Diarmuid Noyes, Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival, 2009
Best Newcomer Writer/Director,Fingal Film Festival, 2012

Written by
Steven Murray

Directed by
Lisa Mulcahy

AnneMarie Naughton

Executive Producers
Michael Garland
Paul Donovan
Richard Mulcahy

Ailish McElmeel

Diarmuid Noyes
Shaun Dunne
Sam Corry
Maria McDermottroe
Brendan Conroy
Mary Murray
Julie O'Halloran
Lorna Dempsey

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