My Very First “Making Of…” Vignette… The Hitmen

Movie Poaster - The Hitmen

The Dreamfactory Productions has released a behind-the-scenes vignette titled “The Making of The Hitmen” on YouTube. Of course, you get to see me. I look like a serious chubby mountain of a man in this one!

We had a great time on-set, and in all the zoom rehearsals beforehand. The amount of rehearsal we did was easily more than any previous production I’ve worked on. We were well ready to shoot by the time we could finally all be in the same place at the same time. I met some interesting people. I think we’re going to appreciate all the work that went into this from all the cast & crew when the final product is released! I worked with The Dreamfactory Productions, the director: Anthony, the producer: Nicola et al.. on “This Christmas” previously. It was great to work with them again. This was my first time working on a subsequent project with a production house.

I look forward to the premiere of the finished product! I’ll be sure to post about it when it comes out. I think the plan is to submit to the film festival circuit, so the premiere might be well before it’s available online anywhere.

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Movie Poster for “The Hitmen”

“The Hitmen” with The Dreamfactory Productions

Short Film “This Christmas” Released

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“The Hitmen” with The Dreamfactory Productions

Shooting for my part on a short film titled “The Hitmen” with The Dreamfactory Productions wrapped last Saturday. They continue to film. I believe shooting continues for another two weeks.

I believe “The Hitmen” is going to be wonderful when it comes out, and of course I wish the team at The Dream Factory Production the best of luck with the production!

I had a great time working with the team, and the rest of the cast, and I’m looking forward to seeing the completed project! I have previously worked with The Dream Factory Productions on the short “This Christmas”

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Short Film “This Christmas” Released

A short film titled “This Christmas” shot in mid-December 2019 has been released on YouTube.

Starring:

Devlin O’Brien

Ingrid Ni Igoe

Gareth Daly

Todd M. Hebert (You might know who this is if you’re here)

Written & Directed by Anthony O’Reilly Jr. of The Dream Factory Productions

Produced by Nicola Molloy

Directory of Photography: Craig Johnston

Make up: Sarah Fox

Original Music by Caela Murphy

Edited by Craig Johnston

It’s a heart-wrenching little story shot in mid December of 2019, with a few to being released for the 2020 Christmas Season.

I enjoyed making this one. My character was a far cry from the evil one I played in the short film “The Cull” (which is linked to from my “Acting” page)

In typical fashion, my last name is again misspelled in the credits. Sometimes I wonder if I should just change my “stage name” to match the way everyone misspells it.

I enjoyed shooting this film. The entire shoot was very different than others I’ve done. We didn’t have any studio sets, it was on location.

See “This Christmas” here:

A Contribution on HitRecord

At Tara

I’ve made a contribution to a project on HitRecord. It is not my first. This was reading a short piece about Ireland. Since I just got a new computer, and got my home studio kit set back up with it, it came at a good time to test the setup, and to do something creative in the middle of lockdown. Since the subject is Ireland, one that I love, I thought it only fitting that I should give it a bash. It’s the most creative thing that I’ve done since March, that wasn’t directly related to my “day job” in IT.

If you have a listen, you should be able to leave me comments on HitRecord if you’re a member. Alternately, contact me via the website here, or my Facebook page.

Here is a link to the “record” https://hitrecord.org/records/5049159

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I star as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

I will be playing Ebenezer Scrooge in a student production of A Christmas Carol, on the 8th of Februrary 2020 at 8pm.

This student production is for the diploma and performance courses that I’m taking with StageScreen Classes, led by Conor Armstrong Sanfey.

The best way to get tickets is to contact StageScreen Classes directly. Contact details are in the poster image.
The Sean O’Casey Theatre is at the Sean O’Casey Community Centre in East Wall, Dublin 3. It’s easy to get to via the LUAS, and likely by bus as well. The address is:
SEÁN O’CASEY COMMUNITY CENTRE, 18-26 St Mary’s Rd, NORTH, East Wall, Dublin, D03 AY74
Click here for a Google Maps link.


Come see the play, it should be great fun!

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Callback for an ad campaign

A casting director asked me in to audition for a part a few days ago. The part is for a beverage company’s ad campaign.

Yesterday I skipped my lunch at work to go in and see them

Shortly after coming in the door tonight, an e-mail arrived informing me that they want to see me back tomorrow evening.

Wish me luck!

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Official Production Stills Photographer – Former Glory film – Todd M. Hebert Photography

I am the Official Production Stills photographer for the short film: Former Glory!

The production team for the short film Former Glory named me Official Production Stills Photographer, and I’m honored to have this opportunity

Information about the film is available here: https://www.facebook.com/Former-Glory-Film-2014495482130898/

I’m looking forward to working with the cast and crew on this project. Two of the cast members are also friends of mine.

About the Film

‘Former Glory’ is a gritty war short based on Irish war stories adapted for the screen. Set in the woodlands of Ireland, the film is based on true events. The story follows a unit of Irish soldiers in great difficulty; facing huge enemy numbers and falling short on soldiers and supplies. It is about hardship, war, and most of all, loss.

Stills: The cast of Former Glory

The cast of Former Glory: Stephen Doring, Aidan O’Sullivan, James Patrick Ward, Steve Kendall, James Eastlake and Thomas Connors.