My short film Two Cats in now available to watch online for a limited time.
Two Cats Online
Where The Wild Things Go
This lovely wee short from all round GOAT Fergal Costello that I worked on last year has just gone online. I got to play Max from Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are as an entirely unconvincing teenager and an entirely convincing haggard 30 something. Based on D. Gilson’s lovely poem about growing up and getting your shit together. I’m acting alongside my old mucker Clare Monnelly, who had the misfortune of playing both my girlfriend and my ma in a one month period in early 2019.
Here’s the film:
Where The Wild Things Go – Based on the poem by D. Gilson from Fergal Costello on Vimeo.
Seanie and Flo Trailer
Here’s the trailer for a short film I wrote based on my old summer job of tracking down illegal dumpers in a bin truck. It’s off now to scavenge around a few film festivals in the US, Australia and Europe. Directed by the always brilliant Imogen Murphy and starring John Connors, Ann Skelly, Aidan McArdle and Norma Sheahan.
Seanie & Flo (Trailer) from Imogen Murphy on Vimeo.
My short film Two Cats recently premiered at the Kerry Film Festival and I was delighted that it got shortlisted for Best Irish Short, which is a great result in its first run out.
There’s also a trailer for the film recently released into the wild. Check it out.
The film is synopsised thus: Two Cats is a black comedy that tells the story of a woman’s struggle to scatter her dead brother’s ashes discreetly in their hometown in the aftermath of his death. The film is a modern reworking of the old story of the two cats of Kilkenny.
I’m hoping there will be a few more screenings of the film in 2019. Will post updates accordingly.
The Lawless Mind
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.
Daffney Molloy And Other Catastrophes
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.”
It premiered at last years IndieCork and also played this years Chicago Irish Film Festival. Enjoy!
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.
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.
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.
The Flatpack Effect
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!