Sunday, February 07, 2010

Daily Strife - voting now open in RTE online "short" competition

Daily Strife clapper board - photo by Karl Burke

I blogged a couple of weeks ago about the RTE Storyland competition and the local interest in the Daily Strife entrant.

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 One had to be withdrawn, leaving five productions now being screened online in a knockout competition.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.

Two episodes can now be viewed from the RTE Storyland website. After the votes are tallied, one production will be dropped and the rest will go on to make a third episode.

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!

If you like what you see, why not give them a vote. You can follow the progress of Daily Strife on Facebook or follow them on Twitter ... and be reminded when you can vote!

1 comment:

Mairin said...

Thanks Alan for all the support.

Voting continues until Tuesday 16th so plenty of time yet to mobilize the masses...