- Film & TV
- 27 Nov 19
For this year's season of Storyland, RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen have rolled out six new online dramas.
The ninth season of Storyland has arrived, bringing six original Irish stories to TVs and computer screens across the country. A number of Storyland commissions have historically been picked up and developed into full-length series and feature films for RTÉ, many of which have gone on to win international awards and open up positions for exciting new actors, writers, directors and producers.
This season's contenders tackle a wide breadth of conflicts and exhibit the creative talents of some of Ireland's brightest. Read on for a synopsis of each story courtesy of RTÉ, as well as details concerning who's involved.
"Vinny and Lauryn fall for each other but their future together is thrown into doubt by the intersection of the darkest parts of their lives." Wastewater is written and directed by Dave Tynan and produced by Dave Leahy and Michael Donnelly for Warrior Films. The film stars Ian Lloyd Anderson and Eva Jane Gaffney.
Skip to the End
"A man suffering the trauma of his young daughter's hospitalisation following a car accident is given a mysterious solution to skip past his pain." Skip to the End is written and directed by Jason Butler for Brothers Gonna Work It Out Ltd. The film stars Paul Reid, Amy de Bhrun and Mark Huberman.
Faced with the eviction from her home by her own daughter, an elderly mother takes in a Refugee as freedom takes on a new relative meaning for the pair. Yellow Bird is written and directed by Grainne Dwyer and produced by Fiona Dwyer for Stori Creative Ltd. The film stars Catherine Field, Fachtna O Driscoll, Aoife Moore and Maurice Thom.
Eat the Rich
"A young bicycle courier, struggling to survive in the gig economy, takes revenge on the boss who fired him." Eat the Rich is written by PJ Hart, directed by Aidan Largey and produced by Katy Jackson for Wee Bun Films. The film stars Shaun Blaney, Ian Beattie and Kristina Yaneva.
A desperate housewife takes drastic measures to solve her problem. It's only then that she discovers that she, herself, may be the problem that someone else has decided to solve. Mushrooms is written by Marion McDowell, directed by Meghan McArdle and produced by Janine Cobain for Richter Media and Write Path NI. The film stars Maggie Cronin, Andrea O Neil, Julie Alderdice and Ian Beattie.
A Deal Is a Deal
"A misguided and disgruntled teenage pigeon fancier reacts badly to the death of his champion young bird." A Deal Is a Deal is written by Francis and Geraldine Scullion, directed by Mick Gordon and produced by Pearce Cullen for Wolfhound Media. The film stars Ian McElhinney, Stuart Graham, Rose Henderson and Laura Hughes.