Film & TV

I am currently developing several film and television projects and am always open to discussing new ideas.

Writing Credits: 

  • Callan's Kicks - political satire on Radio One (Catchy Title) - 2017/2018
  • Red Rock - continuing drama (Element Pictures) - 2017
  • Nowhere Fast - comedy series (Deadpan Pictures) - 2017
  • Burning Wishes - web-series (Deadpan Pictures) - 2015  
  • Republic of Telly - sketch show (RTE 2) - 2014/2015
  • No Messages - short film (Tengger Productions) - 2012

Directing Credits:

  • No Messages - short film (Tengger Productions) - 2012 
  • So Cow: Shut Eye - music video (Tic Tac Totally Records) - 2010
  • We Were Promised Jetpacks: Quiet Little Voices - music video (Fat Cat Records) - 2009
  • 3 Mobile/Setanta Premiership - series of advertising stings - 2008
  • Detached - short film - (IADT) - 2006
  • Slots - short film (Hawkeye Films) - 2005

 

 

BURNING WISHES

Burning Wishes is a four part web-series I wrote for the RTE/Irish Film Board 2014 Storyland scheme.

It was directed by Vincent Gallagher and produced by Ailish McElmeel for Deadpan Pictures. 

I am currently developing Burning Wishes into a 6 x 60 min comedy series with Deadpan Pictures and Content Media.

Writing in the Evening Herald, Pat Stacey said the series was "a broad, confident, extremely funny romp." 

In June 2015 Vincent won Best Director at the SF Web Fest in San Francisco. 

You can watch the teaser trailer for Burning Wishes above.

 

No Messages

No Messages is an independently funded short I wrote and directed in 2012. It stars Rory Connolly (The Walshes), David Murray (Amber, Vikings, Batman Begins), Eric Lalor (Amber, The Commute) & Lacy Moore (Game of Thrones, The Clinic, Emmerdale). It screened at eighteen festivals across Ireland, Europe and North America winning five awards.

You can watch the full film above.

Reviews:

"...like the pilot for a situation comedy that you might actually want to watch. The acting was confident. The jokes were secure." Donald Clarke, The Irish Times.

"Everything about No Messages works, from McGarrigle's spot-on story to his perfectly chosen cast." The Independent Critic.

Awards:

  • Best International Short - Jersey Shore Shorts Festival 2014
  • Best Short - Canada International Film Festival 2013
  • Best Acting - LIT Film Festival 2013
  • Best Screenplay - Underground Cinema Awards - 2012
  • Best Short (Runner Up) - Waterford Film Festival 2012

 

So Cow - Shut Eye

A no-budget music video I directed for Galway band So Cow. These guys are great and don't get the attention they deserve.

Big thanks to my brother Conall for shooting this one and to Shane Callan for doing all the effects work.

 

We Were Promised Jetpacks - Quiet Little Voices

Another no-budget video I directed for Scottish indie band We Were Promised Jetpacks

It currently has over 2 million views total on Youtube (even though the record label initially uploaded the video in the wrong aspect ratio!)