New Paul PhotoPaul Donovan | Co-Founder 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 |Co-Founder 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. In her time with Deadpan she has worked on many projects including Can’t Cope Won’t Cope and Women on the VergeDead StillThe South Westerlies and The Last Right. 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 as well as commercials and educational videos. Her award-winning work has been screened at many international film festivals including Camerimage, Newport Beach and the Mexico International Film Festival. Trisha has a BA in Filme and TV Production from the National Film School and an MSc in Digital Film Production …continue 


Heather Browning | Development Executive

Heather is the Development Executive at Deadpan Pictures, where she works as a script editor across the company’s slate of projects. Aside from her role at Deadpan, Heather works freelance as a script editor, mentor and reader for a variety of production companies and funding bodies across Ireland.

Heather holds a BA in English Literature and Film Studies, and an M.Litt research degree in Film Studies from Trinity College, Dublin.


Gordon McCaughley | Junior Development Executive

Gordon has worked in writers rooms on various TV series in development and active production in Ireland and the UK. Before joining Deadpan Pictures, Gordon was a Storyliner on Virgin Media One’s award-winning crime-drama ‘Red Rock’ and the Writer’s Assistant on AMC’s upcoming crime series ‘Kin’. Gordon also worked as a freelance script reader and development assistant. He holds an MA in Screenwriting from the Huston School of Film in NUI Galway.


Clodagh Kelly | Executive Assistant