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, bringing projects with a distinct Irish flavour to the international market. We are talent-friendly producers and work closely on crafting content from development into production and have a number of projects and shorts in development.
Recent work includes a short film Seanie & Flo and series two of Can’t Cope Won’t Cope for RTÉ and BBC. Written by Stefanie Preissner, it stars Seána Kerslake and Nika McGuigan. Series one, directed by Cathy Brady is currently on Netflix. Both series are being sold internationally by Kew Media.
Other productions include Alison Spittle’s Nowhere Fast a female-led comedy about life in the Irish midlands (6 x 30 mins) for RTÉ and BBCWorldwide, and Halal Daddy, an Irish Culture Clash feature comedy co-written by Conor McDermottroe and Mark O’Halloran (Viva) and Directed by Conor McDermottroe.
Aside from our own projects, we are production partners with Merman and House Productions on a new (6 x40) series Women on The Verge. Set in Dublin, co-created by Sharon Horgan, it stars Kerry Condon, Eileen Walsh and Nina Sosanya and will air on RTÉ and UKTV’s premium entertainment channel, W. Also in Production is the feature film Four Kids and It based on the best selling children’s novel by Jacqueline Wilson which is a co-production with Dan Films and Kindle Entertainment.
With in-excess of twenty years’ experience, we can tailor a co-production to whatever is required including the professional provision of Section 481, Irish Film Board and equity funding.