WHAT IS BREAKING NEWS IRELAND?
Irreverant. Impertinent. Impudent. Derisive. Bizarre. Weird. Dark. Smart. Light-hearted. Nonsense.. BREAKING NEWS IRELAND is a satirical send-up on the structure and content of modern day news programmes and current affairs spots. It takes no prisoners and gives no quarter.
Hosted by the egomaniacal Troy Braxton, who knows it all and seen it all, he is supported –and derided- by a loyal news team; from fiesty field reporter Lucy McGee, to the uppity Mindy Kupps on the sports desk.
WHO WE ARE
ROOFTOPBASEMENT PRODUCTIONS is a small, independent company based in Offaly, formed by Paul Henderson and Gar Daly in 2011, We have worked on numerous short films and music videos, such as:
BREAKING NEWS(Pilot Episode), an original ROOFTOPBASEMENT Production(Winner, Best Comedy Underground Film Awards 2012; Winner, Best Film, Naas film Festival 2012).
THE PAINTER UPSTAIRS(Winner, Best Cinematography, Underground Film Awards 2011; Official Selection Galway Film Fleadh, Official Selection Waterford Film Festival, Official Selection Belfast Film Festival, Official Selection Short Day Film Fest. Aired 2014 Shortscreen, RTE)
THE SANDEMAN MAN(Cinematography Gar Daly, Edited by Paul Henderson)(Best Film, Offaly Offline Film Festival; Official Selection Galway Film Fleadh 2011)
MACALLA (Producer Gar Daly, Cinematography Gar Daly, Edited by Paul Henderson)
UNTITLED (Cinematography Gar Daly, Edited by Paul Henderson)
THE BELIEF – Rear View Mirror(music video)(Cinematography Gar Daly, Edited by Paul Henderson)
THE BELIEF – Sweetest Wine(music video)(Cinematography Gar Daly, Edited by Paul Henderson)
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
The first BREAKING NEWS was created on a tiny budget and came together by the generousity and time given by the cast and crew, who all worked for nothing to make it happen.
This time we’ll be making BREAKING NEWS bigger, better and bolder! Your investment goes towards:
Green Screen Studio Location
Travel expenses to field locations.
Catering for cast & crew.
Graphic Design/CG Animation.
DVD Production/Distribution Fees.
And here is a link to the original pilot episode: