Brain Freeze for CBBC (2014)

Brain Freeze hits CBBC!

Brand new 13 part comedy science series airing on CBBC from Wednesday Jan 22nd at 17:55.

I’m delighted to have recorded all the voices and provided all the sound design and mixing work as one of my final projects at Gorilla Post Production.

Made in Dublin by Kite Entertainment, Brain Freeze uses a unique blend of puppets and animation to create a world where science facts meet big laughs. Each episode sees our heroes, Dr. Sorcha Knowles and Prof. Mike McCork, answer the days BIG QUESTION and explain the science behind their BIG ANSWER. It¹s all done under the ever-stressed and panic-stricken eye of Colin, the show’s guinea pig floor manager.

Brain Freeze is produced for Kite Entertainment by Colm Tobin who also wrote the series with Aidan O’ Donovan. The director is Ian Benjamin Kenny with Paul Madden taking care of pipeline and compositing. The cast consists of Maura Foley, Aidan O’ Donovan and John Colleary. Steve Lynch of Stellarsound composed all the music for the series.

The full 13 episodes will run every Wednesday and Thursday at 17:55 from Jan 22nd on CBBC. Brain Freeze is distributed internationally by Aardman Rights who have already sold it successfully to Discovery Asia and broadcasters in Norway and Israel.

Hell’s Kitchen to Hollywood

John Kelly presents Hell’s Kitchen to Hollywood, the story of the men and women who changed how the Irish were portrayed in cinema forever more. From New York to Boston to the canyons of Monument Valley, the presenter explores how such cinematic legends as James Cagney, John Ford, Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby helped bring a number of Irish characters, such as policemen, strong Irish women, chancers and priests, to the big screen.

It follows the Irish story in America during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, a time when many Irish immigrants rose from the slums of New York City to the bright lights of Hollywood.

Here they produced some of the most iconic film producers and actors in cinema history.

‘Hell’s Kitchen to Hollywoo’ was produced by Gerald Heffernan and directed by Gerry Hoban. It airs tonight, April 4th 2013 @ 10.15pm on RTÉ One

The Gambler

‘The Gambler’ is a fly-on-the-wall documentary following professional gambler John O’Shea over six of the most important months in his gambling life, from the Irish Poker Open through to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and a lot of madness in between.

John O'Shea - 'The Gambler'

Directed by Ross Whitaker and produced by Jamie D’alton of Motive Television, ‘The Gambler’ will be aired on Setanta Sports on Friday, April 5 at 10pm.

Wildernuts

Stephen has recently started recording voices for ‘Wildernuts’, a 26 part animation series which will air on RTÉJr this summer.

‘Wildernuts’, written and directed by Andrew Kavanagh of Kavaleer Productions is a quest-themed show that aims to introduce young children to the wonders of their natural habitat. It follows five heroes as they explore a colourful island world on their flying ship, The Cloud Hopper.

Strictly Am Dram

Strictly Am-Dram follows a diverse number of amateur drama groups from different parts of Ireland in the build up to their annual event, the All-Ireland Finals, held in Athlone in May each year.

The 6 episode series was produced and directed by David Power of Power Pictures, narrated by Carrie Crowley and will air on RTÉ this spring.

Bliain In Arainn Mhór (A Year in Arranmore)

Airing in February 2013, Bliain In Arainn Mhór is a four-part series following life on the island, from a number of different perspectives filmed over 12 months the series features the old and the young; those from the island and those who have moved there more recently; those familiar with and still practicing the traditional way of life and those eager to embrace a new and different approach to life on this harsh yet beautiful outpost.

Bliain in Arainn Mhór was produced by David Power of Power Pictures.

Tommy Bowe’s Bodycheck

‘Tommy Bowe’s Bodycheck’ aired last night (Sunday 24th February 2013) on RTÉ1. The documentary gives a unique insight into what it takes to rise to the top of the modern game of professional rugby.

Produced by Conor Moloney and directed by Peter Murphy of Independent Pictures, ‘Tommy Bowe’s Bodycheck’ focuses on the rugby star’s return to action after a long lay-off.

Tommy Bowe

Food Fight – The Toughest Restaurant Challenge on TV

Celebrity chefs Derry Clarke and Clodagh McKenna are taking part in a one-off Christmas special called Food Fight. Each chef is taken from the comfort of their own kitchens, spirited away and given the task of designing the ultimate Christmas-themed restaurant.

Not knowing where they are going, or who they are up against, the programme sees our chefs transported to a secret location (Gorey, Co Wexford) where two similarly-sized eating establishments agreed to allow them to take over for four days.

Each chef will have just 24 hours to revamp their restaurant, meet and train their staff, devise and cook menus which will ultimately win over the locals when they open for business for the next two nights.

The Gorey gourmets will judge both of the newly run establishments with their wallets, as the diners will compare and criticise both venues and leave comment cards telling the chefs what they really thought of their night out.

The chef with the most profits will be crowned the victor of Food Fight – Christmas special.

The show aired on RTE on the 26th of December and it was nice to work with Director, Ciaran Gallagher again. The show was produced by Another Avenue.

Rory McIlroy: The Interview

Enjoyed mixing ‘Rory McIlroy: The Interview’ which was directed by Kevin Corcoran for RTÉ Sport.

Greg Allen interviewed the Northern Irishman following his hugely successful year in 2012.

The show was aired December 27th 2012 on RTÉ2.

The Mario Rosenstock Show

The Mario Rosenstock show consists of a series of sketches caricaturing celebrities and Irish peculiarities.

The series is written by Ian Dempsey and Mario Rosenstock with Damian Farrell of Caboom as the series director.

Nice to be involved in this project and get involved in some comedic music production!

The Mario Rosenstock Show, Monday nights, RTÉ 2 at 9.30pm.