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May 2011 - Over 100 subscribers on YouTube!

Rosannebirney became the 100th subscriber to Thanks to Rosanne and thanks to all loyal subscribers! Viewing figures are building towards 44,000. sports 23 subscribers and 11,500 views. has over 27,000 views.

Feedback, comments and emails are welcome as part of the project development!


May 2011 - New 'cutbacks' short films

Two new short films are nearing completion and the first rough cuts have already been sent out to film festivals. Fingers crossed.

'leitronium' features Nobel Prizewinning poet Mister Seamus Heaney as a detective investigating mysterious goings-on in County Leitrim

The second film features the crew from 'rinkydink', in an updated retelling of the classic Irish 'salmon of knowledge' story..

rinkydink and the salmon of knowledge'

rinky dink and the salmon of knowledge'

April 2011 - A 'cutbacks' feature?

A feature-length project, based on the 'cutbacks' characters and using much of the current 'cutbacks' production pipeline is already being prepared. Work on the feature script will begin in earnest over the next few weeks. We intend to upload some sequences from the feature to the internet as they're produced, to solicit feedback, comment and reaction as part of the development process. Hopefully, bodies like The Irish Film Board will come onboard to assist the feature project.


March 2011 - Rinkydink...

Rinky's disgraceful 3 minute episodes are now available at...

and at

Beware! Rinky is a disgrace - not for the faint hearted! But he's developing a strong following with Michael Connerty, Laura Venables and biffoandbuddies as his top fans. Rinky may attempt to enter Galway this year. I'm sure he'll be headed off by Armed Response Unit gardai somewhere near Loughrea... Get outa the car and put your smokes on the bonnet... No sudden moves...

A Rinky feature is planned. I jest not. Even the prospect is exhausting.


Mister Heaney, a wee portrait..

The 'cutbacks' short film Mister Heaney, a wee portrait continues to screen at festivals...

Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland (Wins James Horgan Prize for Best Animation) - July 2010
Best of The West – Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin - July 2010
Wee Craic Festival - New York - Sept 9th 2010
Clones Film Festival - October 2010
Liverpool Irish festival: Cork Film Festival Shorts - October 2010
Corona Cork Film Festival - November 2010
Foyle Film Festival - November 2010
Clermont Ferrand - Cork Film Festival Shorts - February 2011
Chicago Irish Film Festival - March 9th 2011 - Beverly Arts Center

Cinegael - Montreal 2011 - JA de Seve Cinema, Concordia Unibersity - April 2011
Feile na Bealtine 2011 - The Dingle Pub, Main Street, Dingle - April 2011

Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival - Schull - May 2011

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