Comedy short | 2017
(Nice One Productions/Retort for BBC Northern Ireland/BBC Writersroom)

When two employees at a fancy dress shop are accosted by a vampire, witch and mummy, they learn their spooky visitors may not be the stereotypical monsters they appear.

One of six Halloween-themed comedy shorts produced through the BBC Writersroom "Fright Shorts" scheme. First available on BBC iPlayer on 13 October 2017. 

Working with BBC NI, BBC Comedy Commissioning and NI Screen, "Fright Shorts" was the first open call for new comedy writing in Northern Ireland from BBC Writersroom. The resulting shorts were script-edited by Jeremy Dyson and Produced by Nice One Productions/Retort Productions.

CAST: Bronagh Waugh, Peter Campion, Shane Todd, Dave Elliott, Jason Byrne

Directed by George Kane

Read a blog I wrote about the filming on BBC Writersroom. 


Immersive theatre and gallery installation (Accidental Theatre) 2016

Gordon Osràm is an internationally-renowned performance artist whose career has spanned almost three decades. Spending the last five years out of the spotlight, the reclusive Osràm has now crafted his own “funeral” - an exhibition celebrating his career and resulting in an original performance piece, one last great work of art.

Directed by Richard Lavery. 

CAST: Colette Lennon, Megan Armitage, Vicky Blades, Brian Hutton.

Dramaturg - Emily DeDakis; Designer - Katie Davenport; Composer - Martin Byrne; Marketing Manager - Elizabeth Meehan; Stage Manager - Elaine Barnes; Deputy Stage Manager - Teresa Hill; Technician - Eddie Robinson.

THE COMPLEX, DUBLIN –– 13-16 April 2016
SHAMBLES MARKET, ARMAGH –– 20-21 April 2016


Video: Joe & Jack clips © CCI Entertainment / Dancing Girl Productions

39 x 7 mins pre-school animation television series | 2012
(CCI Entertainment/Dancing Girl Productions) Created by Corrina Askin

Writer of four episodes: “Captain Eightlegs”, “Film Stars”, “Holiday” and “The Band”.

Joe's best friend is Jack, his big fluffy tomcat. They are together all the time, playing, giggling and hatching secret plans. Joe can understand everything Jack says and Jack can understand everything Joe says but grown-ups can’t understand what they are saying to each other. Joe and Jack are two friends who’d like to conquer the world - if only they weren’t such scaredy cats….

The show was first broadcast on RTÉ in Ireland in 2012 and in other regions including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South America.


Theatre (Accidental Theatre) 2012

A darkly funny adventure to a politically incorrect afterlife (with songs!)

When Cecilia Malarkey MBE, head of a political correctness watchdog, is accidentally allowed into Heaven, she is disgusted by the lack of PC behaviour in Paradise. Refusing someone entry because they're not Christian? Religious discrimination! Malarkey sets about overhauling Heaven's values system, but as it becomes more politically correct, Heaven seems decidedly less heavenly – and soon angels and demons are working together to get the afterlife back in order and Cecilia out! DEATH (on a shoestring) is a play that asks big questions, but then sings silly songs instead of answering them.

Performed at the Baby Grand, Grand Opera House as part of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's, 23-27 October 2012. (Earlier version performed as part of the Pick n Mix theatre festival at the Old Museum Arts Centre Belfast, 20-21 June 2009.) 

Directed by Richard Lavery.


Theatre (Accidental Theatre) 2012

Two guerilla performance artists are thrown into a cell after disrupting a rival's final performance. As Adam and Philip heap blame each other for their failed stunt, paranoia sets in: they slowly become aware that they have a further role to play in their rival's last great work. Who will have the final word - and does anyone out there care?

Performed as part of the Pick n Mix Theatre festival at The MAC, Belfast, 9-10 June 2012.

Directed by Richard Lavery.


Video: Happy as Larry - full short film (Click here to open in new window)

Short film (Red Ray Films) 2008

When a search for the happiest person on earth thrusts Larry into the spotlight, he becomes the planet’s newest superstar. His face is splashed across newspapers, magazines and cheesy merchandise, and soon millions of fans are following his life – on TV, online, on demand. But fame brings new temptations, and soon Larry finds his relationship with his girlfriend falling apart. As the media reports every move and mistake he makes, he struggles to stop things spiralling out of control. There may be no happy ending for the world’s happiest man.

Directed by Brian Philip Davis.

The film was funded through the Deviate short film scheme run by Northern Ireland Screen and UK Film Council. It has been screened at Cinemagic and Belfast Film Festivals in Belfast and Foyle Film Festival, Derry, and was included on A1 Pictures’ Capture Anthologies: Fables and Fairytales DVD.


Video: The Beat Hotel pilot - full episode (Click here to open in new window)

Adult comedy puppet show - pilot (Filmtrip Ltd) 2009

The Beat Hotel is a Class 13 hotel, meaning bottom of the barrel, a place that is required by law to meet only minimum health and safety standards. It’s run by Sherri Martini, a hippy who believes in free love and payment in trade rather than money, with a penchant for young Jim Morrison look-a-likes. She hasn’t lost her goal of keeping it beatnik, with some of the residents from that time, some from the present, and even one or two from well before the 60’s. From Rusty Lane, the 101 year old burlesque dancer, through to Jim Fawndah, the resident gym instructor, there is a general air of madness and never a dull moment.

Directed by Brian Philip Davis.
Developed by Gawain Morrison, Anna McCaughtry, Brian Philip Davis and Dave Kinghan.