Dead Still, a six episode murder mystery series based around a memorial photographer in Victorian Ireland that I wrote, has started airing in the US and Canada on Acorn TV as of 18th May, with an episode weekly. It will be followed by the UK, Australia and New Zealand on 29th June. Ireland, still to be confirmed. The first two episodes are entirely relatable viewing fodder for anyone who has lost their camera back ups and/or been stranded in Dun Laoghaire when they don’t want to be and the third episode is prime Joe Duffy bait, so looking forward to that reaction when it airs in Ireland.
Four episodes are directed by the always brilliant Imogen Murphy and after 6 years developing this in coffee shops the length and breadth of Dublin, I’m delighted we’re finally getting it out in the world. Two of the episodes are directed by Craig David Wallace who is an immense talent and a joy to work with. The wonderful, eclectic cast is headed up by Michael Smiley, Eileen O’Higgins, Kerr Logan, Jimmy Smallhorne, Aidan O’Hare, Peter Campion, Aoife Duffin and Martin Donovan amongst many others. Big shout out to Deadpan Pictures who took a punt on this quite off kilter idea and got it to this stage.
The response to show thus far has been amazing and I couldn’t be happier with how it’s gone down. Here’s the trailer for the show if you’d like a taste of what to expect.