- 01 Aug 13
A fascinating look at the people behind some of your favourite television was a sensation at Comic-Con. And it’s made by three Irish chaps!
One of the big hits at last week’s San Diego Comic-Con was Showrunners, a documentary about “the people responsible for creating, writing and overseeing every element of production on one of the United States’ biggest exports – television drama and comedy series.”
Featuring interviews with such heavyweights as Lost’s JJ Abrams, The Shield’s Shawn Ryan, Boardwalk Empire’s Terence Winter and Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Joss Whedon, it’s the handiwork of three Irishmen – Des Doyle, John Wallace and John Murphy – whose collective CV includes Dollhouse, Inside I’m Dancing, When Ali Came To Ireland, forthcoming comedy Standby and projects involving U2, Sinéad O’Connor and Jim Sheridan.
Bankrolled by 1,218 Kickstarter backers to the tune of $86,059, you can cop an eyeful at www.showrunnersthemovie.com
We can’t believe that our man Edwin McFee has only just alerted us to Nordie Shore, a wickedly funny spoof of the Geordie original set in Belfast’s most glamorous locales. With morals firmly of the sewer rat variety and tans more orange than the residents of the Shankhill, it’s an fntlive.com must-see.
The same comedy crew are currently filming GAA Footballers’ Wives, a look at the top totty for whom a man playing with his sliothar is the ultimate turn-on.
Which just leaves time for quick visits to networkawesome.com (Police Squad, a CBGBs doc and a Michael Caine acting class are among the archived goodies); www.bollocktops.com (unfortunately named US kitchen company); probs99.tumblr.com (Jay Z’s 99 problems) and http://bit.ly/12uuNEj (subtitled Uruguayan ad makes us hate Luis Suarez a little bit less).