How can an undead villain search for love in the age of tinder? What if you were socially awkward and a monster? Join one sexy vampire, OK maybe not that sexy, as he tries to find the love of his life, again. This anachronistic horror comedy takes its cues from the eighties feel of recent work like ‘It follows’ and ‘San Junipero’, and springs from the lively Irish comedy scene. The writer and director preciously collaborated on absurd comic shorts like ‘Lads’ and ‘Spaghetti D*ck’, and the series co-stars rising Irish talent like Nicole O’Connor (‘FACTS’), Joe O’Neill (Little Shadow Theatre Company), as well as legendary Irish actor Roger Gregg (‘About Adam’, ‘Space Truckers’).
Little Black Lies Credits
James O’Connor as ‘The Vampire’
Emily Perot as ‘Elvira’
Mike Kunze and Niamh Denyer as ‘Fighting Couple’
Joe O’Neil as ‘Krugel’
Roger Gregg as ‘King of the Vampires’
Dannii Byrne as ‘Dee’
Nicole O’Connor as ‘Fiona’
Derek as himself
Written and directed by Gareth Stack
with additional material by James Van De Waal
Director of Photography, Orla McNelis
Sound, James Van De Waal and Patrick O’Brien
Assistant Director, Special Effects and Makeup, Frances Galligan
Editer, Spider Baby
Music – Josh Lis & Seb Dooris
Theme – Patrick Carolan
Eimear ‘Ninja’ Clarkin
James Van De Waal
Special Thanks to
12 Henrietta St
The Wonderful Barn
Director – Gareth Stack
Script – Gareth Stack, James Van De Waal, and James O’Connor
Rehearsal Director – James O’Connor
Music – Josh Lis
Vision mixer – Sean Drew
Producer – Kara Kelly
Graphics – Keith McEvoy
Ingest – Amy O’Brien
Autocue – Sinead O Hanlon
PA – Angela English
Vision engineer – Claire Prenty
Sound 1 desk – Andrea Farrell
Sound 2 floor – Brian O Neill
Camera 1 – Darren Moynagh
Camera 2 – Orla Carney
Camera 3 – Aisling Leonard
Camera 4 – Lauren Rol
Camera 5 – Stephen Daly
Lighting – Simon Jeffers
Runner/Hospitality – John Kelly
Floor manager – Brian Hyland
Makeup – Alyx Gonzalez
It seems like just a moment ago blogging was young, the web was exciting and the mix had slipped from tape and CD onto the internet. We downloaded mp3’s from blogs, livejournal and the hypemachine, and mixtapes were back in vogue, passed like notes in class. Notes that whispered of love, lust and the joyful discovery of music.
We don’t make mixtapes anymore. No one has a CD player, and who even plays for spotify? But it’s still possible to make someone a mixtape. I recently stumbled across 8tracks, a service I used way back in 2012 (you remember, that year the world ended). It lets you take songs you’ve just ripped from youtube, and make a playlist to share with someone special (like the cop who koshed you into hospital, or the nephew you’ve imprisoned in a shipping container). Guess what? You can even embed playlists on wordpress. Here’s one I made (much) earlier.
Gareth & James get together in the first Threat Detection for a while for a general chat about games. They talk about classic videogame publications like PC Gamer, C&VG and EGM, as well as the revival of classic games on sites like Good Old Games.
1) Retro gaming and the reasons people play classic games.
2) Irrational Games shutting down! (Just beat me to it. Was in the process of linking stories to this)
(System shock, tribes3, freedom force, swat 4, bioshock)
– Sean Elliot employers!
– Ken Levine to start new downsized studio with just 15 people to make replayable narrative based game. 200 employees dropped (James added this part. The arrogant authorship of youth)
– Levine described as toxic egomaniac by bioshock designer
Quote on this from David Hollingworth of PCAuthority: Could not someone else have stepped up to run the studio, and create great games? This just seems to smack of the idea that Irrational would be nothing without Levine’s presence, which is quite the smack in the face to the people now left behind as he moves on.
– Another perspective – This was face saving by Take 2 – and Irrational was just shut down with some good PR
– Why would T2 pull this move now? Irrational is for the most part highly profitable and T2’s quarterly projections are being met.