Who’s Who


New Paul PhotoPaul Donovan
Managing Director and Producer

Paul has produced some of the most successful Irish comedy of recent years including International Emmy winner Moone Boy starring Chris O’Dowd for Sky; Trivia for RTE; feature film Wide Open Spaces and Stew, another TV series for RTE and winner of an IFTA and Celtic Film and Television awards …continue



Ailish McElmeel
Company Director and Producer

Ailish has worked in the Irish and international film and TV industry for over a decade, primarily working as head of production and co-producer for Grand Pictures. She has co-produced comedies such as RTE’s Trivia and Val Falvey and features such as The Race, Situations Vacant …continue




Trisha Flood
Production Executive
Trisha is currently helming the production office at Deadpan, working on projects which include Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Before becoming Production Executive at Deadpan Pictures Trisha had been a Freelance Producer and a Line Producer for over ten years, working on numerous feature and short films …continue


Heather Browning
Development Executive
Heather has worked as a script editor and script reader for a variety of production companies across Ireland and the UK over the last number of years. Prior to joining Deadpan Pictures, Heather was Development Manager at ROADS Entertainment where she was responsible for overseeing the company’s slate of feature films and documentaries …continue



Karla Healion
Office Manager
Karla holds a Masters in ‘Film Studies’ from Trinity College Dublin and has directed and edited two shorts, with a third in development. She is on the board of Women in Film&TV Ireland, as well as being production executive with Still Films, and has worked on various shorts and features including Lost in France (Niall McCann, 2017), Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect (Mark Noonan, 2017) and Frida Think (Maya Derrington, 2018) …continue