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Who’s Daffney Molloy?

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My new short film Daffney Molloy And Other Catastrophes will have its premiere on October 9th at this years IndieCork festival. I’m looking forward to taking a trip down Cork way to see it with an audience. Set in present day Kilkenny, the film is about four fellas at a house party who drown their sorrows whilst trading stories about a near mythical girl from their past. One of their number, Tommy, hasn’t heard of Daffney Molloy and is trying to figure out what’s the truth and what’s fantasy.

Here’s the trailer for the film:

The cast includes Eddie Murphy, Aoife Spratt, Amy Dunne, Niall Morrissey, Jack O’Leary, Leah Egan, Lynsey Moran, Peter McGann, Aoibhín Murphy, Alexandra Christle, Molly O’Byrne and Paddy O’Leary. It was produced by Alan Slattery at Mycrofilms and shot by Ross Costigan.

For more, check out mycrofilms.com/daffney/

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Swerve Trailer

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Here’s the trailer for a short film I wrote called Swerve. Directed by Ross Costigan, it will be premiering at Underground Film Festival on September 12th. Take a look see.

For more on the film visit mycrofilms.com/swerve

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The Union

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I’m directing the new Devious Theatre joint which opens tonight in Cleere’s Theatre, Kilkenny. It’s been a blast to work on and it’s been such a pleasure working with such a solid cast, crew and material. So yeah, come see it!

The Union by Adrian Kavanagh is a furiously funny dramatic retelling of the rise and fall of St. Dominic’s Student Union. The play takes place in the final days of the current student union regime in a failing regional college. Five erstwhile colleagues are locked in one room knowing that one of them stole the €10,060 fundraised cash that their reputations, hopes, dreams, careers and election campaigns are hinged on. Backs will be stabbed, hearts will be broke and throats will be cut. The clock is ticking. We’re going to see how united this Union really is.

Here’s the Rushmore riffing trailer for the show.

It runs in Cleeres Theatre from July 29th-August 1st. More info can be found on www.devioustheatre.com.

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Bridge Street Will Be

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I’ve written the script for the site specific show Bridge Street Will Be which is produced by Trasna Productions for this years Abhainn Rí Festival in Callan, Co. Kilkenny. It runs June 30th to July 4th on Bridge Street.

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Daffney Molloy And Other Catastrophes – Poster

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This is the first poster for my second short film (this was the first). We’re putting the final touches to it at the moment and hoping to premiere it at some point of 2015.

The film is a comedy set in present day Kilkenny about four friends who drown their sorrows while trading stories about a near mythical girl from their past. I was very lucky to work with a sterling cast on this including Eddie Murphy, Aoife Spratt, Amy Dunne, Niall Morrissey, Jack O’Leary, Leah Egan, Lynsey Moran, Peter McGann, Aoibhín Murphy, Alexandra Christle, Molly O’Byrne and Paddy O’Leary.

Trailer will follow…

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Vultures – The Radio Series

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Vultures, a radio series I wrote and directed and use my voice acting in, is currently airing on KCLR96FM in a production from Devious Theatre.

I’m not hugely experienced when it comes to making radio so this was a tough, but welcome, challenge. The idea of doing a murder mystery radio serial was too hard to resist and I absolutely overindulged myself in making this. I sure do love the ol’ dick fic.

Here’s the synopsis:

Vultures focuses on the private detectives of Vulture Private Investigations, a small time detective agency in south east Ireland. Janine Drew, Dan McGrain, Jim Vultour and Niall Tennyson are the detectives in question and the story follows them as they get caught up in a suspenseful murder mystery at the Detective Union Of Ireland AGM. The show follows the varying perspectives of the four bungling sleuths as they trawl the corridors of Wisteria Lodge, searching for a killer, quizzing a colourful cast of suspects and trying to figure out who killed Ireland’s most famous detective Basil Maguire? And why?

The cast for the series includes Stephen Colfer, Ross Costigan, John Doran, Amy Dunne, Seán Hackett, Ken McGuire, Niamh Moyles, Suzanne O’Brien and David Thompson. It was produced and engineered by Ken McGuire with Alan Slattery as associate producer and an original score from David Sheenan. Here’s a trailer we put together for the show.

It airs each weekday at 1.45pm and 5.45pm on KCLR96FM. You can check out all the episodes so far, right here.

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The Mastermind

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Here’s a pic of the character I’m playing in the upcoming crime short Swerve, directed by Ross Costigan. The Mastermind is a smug, over dramatic strategist trying to pull the strings of all the players in the brutal game the movie centres around. It was a lot of fun to play and I got to drive a jeep. Happy out.

The film will premiere later this year. For more check out the Swerve page on Facebook.

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Hot Water Bottle

My first short film Hot Water Bottle has just gone online.

Produced by Mycrofilms, it was shot in Kilkenny from summer 2010 into the spring of 2011 and premiered at the 2012 Cork Film Festival. After its festival runaround, I’m finally getting around to putting it online.

hotwaterbottleI was fairly into the idea of mumblecore movies (so cheap!) at the time and Richard Linklater makes movies where people just talk seem so easy, but yeah, it’s a fairly loose quartet of scenes centred around a break up that doesn’t go according to plan. The film stars Suzanne O’Brien, David Thompson, Simone Kelly and Peter McGann. Have a looksee.

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The Centre Of You

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Devious Theatre will be producing this years run of John Doran’s one man show The Centre Of The Universe which I directed as one of the Show In A Bag offerings at the 2014 Tiger Dublin Fringe festival.

The Centre Of The Universe tells the story of John, a young man down on his luck, unemployed and drinking too much. On the day of his first job interview for ages, his neuroses and insecurities come crashing down on him resulting in a whole new way of approaching life. John decides to set up his own cult. And he’s at the centre of it. Over the course of this engaging, informative talk, he explains how you can join him…

The show plays Quarter Block Party, Cork and Cleere’s Theatre, Kilkenny next month. Here’s all the details.

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