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Dead Still (2020)

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on May 31, 2019  /   No Comments

DEAD STILL stars Michael Smiley, Kerr Logan and Eileen O’Higgins and will hit screens in 2020. Set in 1880s Ireland in the Victorian era heyday of ‘postmortem photography’ the six-episode period drama follows a renowned memorial photographer as he investigates the murders of his recently deceased subjects. #DeadStill is an RTÉ and Acorn TV commission, made with the support of the BAI. We’re in production at the mo, alongside partners Shaftesbury and ZDF Enterprises. It was developed with the support of Screen Ireland and Creative Europe, written by John Morton and is directed by Imogen Murphy and Craig David Wallace.

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Dead Still now in production

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on May 31, 2019  /   No Comments

Excited to announce our new production! DEAD STILL stars Michael Smiley, Kerr Logan and Eileen O’Higgins and will hit screens next year. Set in 1880s Ireland in the Victorian era heyday of ‘postmortem photography’ the six-episode period drama follows a renowned memorial photographer as he investigates the murders of his recently deceased subjects. #DeadStill is an RTÉ and Acorn TV commission, made with the support of the BAI. We’re in production at the mo, alongside partners Shaftesbury and ZDF Enterprises. It was developed with the support of Screen Ireland and Creative Europe, written by John Morton and is directed by Imogen Murphy and Craig David Wallace. More news soon… in …

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Deadpan’s Ailish McElmeel selected for Inside Pictures

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on April 29, 2019  /   No Comments

There’s our Ailish, who’s been selected for Inside Pictures, a big international industry hootenanny. No better woman!   From the IFTN website, 29th April 2019: Deadpan Co-Founder and Producer Ailish McElmeel Selected for Inside Pictures Programme 2019 29 Apr 2019 : by Nathan Griffin Irish producer Ailish McElmeel has been selected to participate in the 2019 edition of Inside Pictures, the National Film and TV School’s (UK) international business training and leadership skills development programme. McElmeel is the Irish representative among the 20 participants to be selected and features alongside Samanta Roberts, marketing director of film at eOne; Frédéricque Rouault, director of international sales at Playtime (France); and Film 4’s …

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The Last Right (2019)

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on April 18, 2019  /   No Comments

A New York based Irishman, his brother and a young woman he has only just met travel the length of Ireland with a coffin on the roof and a funeral deadline. Hearts and minds are opened on the journey. Starring Michiel Huisman, Niamh Algar, Samuel Bottomley, Colm Meaney, Eleanor O’Brien, Michael McElhatthon, Brian Cox and Jim Norton. Director/Writer: Aoife Crehan Producers: Paul Donovan, Pippa Cross, Casey Herbert Executive Producers: Ailish McElmeel, Janette Day Director of Photography: Shane F. Kelly Editor: Matthew Canning Line Producer: Helen Murray Production Designer: Neill Treacy Costume Designer: Suzanne Keogh   Full credits can be found on the film’s IMDB page. Screening news coming soon, watch this space for updates.

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Can’t Cope Won’t Cope 2 nominated for 2019 Celtic Media Festival Award

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on April 3, 2019  /   No Comments

We’ve very pleased to announce that Can’t Cope Won’t Cope Season 2 has been nominated for a 2019 Celtic Media Festival Drama Award! The 40th annual Celtic Media Festival awards will take place in Aviemore on 4th – 6th June 2019. Can’t Cope Won’t Cope 2 sees Aisling and Danielle struggling with the new normality of being apart. We meet Aisling after she’s had her soul sucked out of her by small town Mallow for an entire summer. Meanwhile in Vancouver, Danielle is struggling despite having her wish for more art and less Aisling come true. Nominees from across the UK, Ireland and Europe will compete across 23 award categories at the festival, …

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Can’t Cope Won’t Cope S2 now on Irish&UK Netflix

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on February 25, 2019  /   No Comments

Yipee!!! Can’t Cope Won’t Cope Season 2 is now available on Irish & UK Netflix. Catch it here. So that’s the whole series, both seasons, there to watch. And you can still find it on international Netflix too. “The perfect binge” – Entertainment Weekly “One to watch..gleeful fun” – The New York Times “Best of 2018” – The Irish Times

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Women on the Verge nominated for two Broadcasting Press Guild Awards

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on February 21, 2019  /   No Comments

Women on the Verge has been nominated for 2 UK Broadcasting Press Guild Awards! The show is up for Best Comedy and Best of Multichannel. Women on the Verge was a co-production between Merman, House Productions and Deadpan Pictures airing on UKTV’s W and RTÉ2 in Ireland. The show was created by Sharon Horgan and Lorna Martin, an adaptation of Lorna’s successful novel Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown. It stars Kerry Condon as Laura, Nina Sosanya as Katie and Eileen Walsh as Alison. Sharon Horgan also appeared as Dr Fitzgerald. The series was directed by Annie Griffin, produced by Gavin O’Grady and the executive producers were Sharon Horgan, Clelia Mountford, Juliette Howell, Tessa Ross, Ailish McElmeel, Justin Healy, …

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The Last Right now in post production

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on January 28, 2019  /   No Comments

There we are in the new Screen Ireland catalogue! Check out their full brochure here. The Last Right is a feature by Aoife Crehan in post at the mo. Brilliant to team up with CrossDay Productions on this one. More news on it, and other 2019 productions, very soon. ☺️

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Four Kids and It – first look in Screen Daily

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on November 2, 2018  /   No Comments

We’re so happy to be able to share the first still from forthcoming feature film Four Kids and It! Plus there’s great news in Screen Daily that the film is garnering interest at the American Film Market at the moment. The family adventure starring Russell Brand, Paula Patton, Michael Caine and Matthew Goode hits cinemas next year. Read the full article here. Pic credit: Screen Daily

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Women On The Verge starts on RTÉ2 this Thursday

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on October 8, 2018  /   No Comments

“Sex and the City & Fleabag’s Irish lovechild” – The Guide (The Guardian) 📺   Women On The Verge starts this Thursday evening, Oct 11th, on RTÉ2 (in Ireland, at 10.30pm) and W Channel (in the UK, at 10pm) 💥🎉

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