Six teams can got through the initial sifting and been allowed to produce two episodes (costing no more than €8,000 per episode). One had to be withdrawn, leaving five productions now being screened online in a knockout competition.
The Daily Strife is written and directed by Cecilia McAllister and produced by Mairin Murray. It’s the only show in the competition to be commissioned from a company operating in Northern Ireland.
The Daily Strife’s protagonist Glenn “has got to the point where he can't make a decision about anything – not even what he'll wear in the morning or what he'll have for breakfast. Played by Jim Roche, Glenn is a cross between Ricky Gervais and Mr Bean.”
EP1 The American Beauty One:
Glenn wakes up overwhelmed by the decisions he has to make in daily life. He wants to leave his wife but ends up being intimidated and attacked by local children who snow ball him. He calls his wife to rescue him!
EP2 The Wall Street One
Glenn’s office co-workers act as though they are in Wall Street. Glenn escapes to a cottage in the country but when a scary man with a gun comes near … he calls his wife to rescue him!