I did a part in this terribly grim comedy from the warped minds of Sean Clancy and Peter McGann. The Lawless Mind chronicles the attempts of failed actor Mick Lawless to refashion himself as a mental health guru.
With Smitten gone off the RTÉ Player it seemed as good a time as any to put Daffney Molloy And Other Catastrophes online.
It’s a short comedy based on the same play with a lot of the same characters and actors (except me and Niall Morrissey who are the ‘Pippas’ of this short) and it’s set after Smitten so it kind of works as a follow up episode! And there probably won’t be a follow up episode so best enjoy this one! The film can be summed up as “Drowning their various sorrows at a housewarming party, four friends trade stories about a near mythical girl from their past.”
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.
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.
I 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.
Here’s a new sketch I did some acting in for LAD Productions.
It’s called The Flatpack Effect and chronicles one man’s breakdown at the hands of efficient Swedish furniture. I had to do very little acting for this as I don’t know the first thing about putting a table together. In all likelihood, if I had to, I’d probably lose my shit. It’s written by Dale Longmore and John Quinn and directed by Dale Longmore. Have a looksee!
Here’s the teaser one sheet poster for Zenith, a new short Irish sci-fi I recently wrapped shooting. I’ll be honest, I was pretty excited to get to play an astronaut. I had my own spacesuit and everything. The film is written and directed by the very talented Fergal Costello. This poster was designed by the equally talented D.O.P. Federico Rea. There’s a trailer coming soon I do believe.
For more on the film visit their Facebook page.
This is the poster for a film I made called Hot Water Bottle.
It was designed by Paddy Dunne, one of the producers on the film. The other producer is Alan Slattery. The three of us also made the webcom Vultures.
It’s the first non Vultures creative project that Mycrofilms have undertaken. The second is Baby Love by Terrence White which is out later this year. Two more short films will go into production for 2012 and they’re probably going to be even better because that’s how these things roll.
We got the funding to shoot Hot Water Bottle in 2009. We started shooting it in 2010. We finished shooting it in 2011. There will be a trailer for it sometime very, very soon. The film itself is currently being sent out to a variety of festivals who may or may not want to show it to people.
I will write more about it in proportion to the amount of content I have to show off.
Attic is a film written by David Galster and directed by Peter O’Connor. These two guys have a bucket load of talent and potential between them and it was a real honour to be asked to be in their film. And the end result is just lovely. It’s the latest short film to be released by Young Irish Film Makers. Ross Costigan, David Thompson and myself play three bored wastrels who hang out in, well, an attic. Have a gander: