Film & TV
I am currently developing several film and television projects and am always open to discussing new ideas.
Callan's Kicks - political satire on Radio One (Catchy Title) - 2017/2018
Red Rock - continuing drama (Element Pictures) - 2018
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
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 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.
"...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.
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
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!)