Established in 2014 by Paul Donovan and Ailish McElmeel, Deadpan Pictures is an award-winning boutique production company specialising in drama with a comic tone. We bring projects with unique voices and a distinct Irish flavour to international audiences. Amongst our productions to date are Can’t Cope Won’t Cope which sold to Netflix and BBC and the critically acclaimed Dead Still.
In between those productions the company also produced the series Nowhere Fast, the ratings hit The South Westerlies, co-produced Sharon Horgan and Lorna Martin’s Women on the Verge and are currently co-producing Departure 2 with Shaftesbury Films in Canada. Film productions include Four Kids and It (2020), The Last Right (2019) and Halal Daddy (2017).
We are talent-friendly producers crafting content from development to production. We have over twenty years’ experience tailoring productions and co-productions to whatever is required including the professional provision of Section 481, Screen Ireland, BAI and equity funding.