Deadpan Pictures is a boutique production company specialising in comedy drama for both TV and Feature Film. Building on the success of Moone Boy, Trivia and a history of comedy production (as Grand Pictures), Deadpan continues to work with the best Irish comedy talent. We strive to bring projects with a distinct Irish flavour to the international market.
Our most recent production is Alison Spittle’s Nowhere Fast (6 x 30 mins.) for RTE and BBC Worldwide. A female-led comedy about life in the Irish midlands it is due to be aired this Autumn. Halal Daddy, an Irish culture clash feature comedy co-written by Conor McDermottroe and Mark O’Halloran (Viva) and Directed by Conor McDermottroe is released in cinemas this Summer. Previously, Can’t Cope Won’t Cope (6 x 30 mins) written by Stefanie Priesner, directed by Cathy Brady and starring Seana Kerslake and Nika McGuigan was broadcast on RTE in late 2016 to acclaim, sold to BBC and is being sold internationally by Content Media with whom Deadpan has a First Look deal. Series 2 is due for production in Autumn. We have also partnered with BBC Worldwide on a number of 1/2 hour comedy projects.
We are talent-friendly producers and work closely on crafting content from development into production. Aside from our own projects, we make for bespoke co-production partners with in excess of twenty years experience in tailoring a co-production to whatever is required including the professional provision of Section 481, Irish Film Board and equity funding.