The brand new pre-school, puppet comedy series Wildwoods kicked off it’s run this past Monday, with upcoming episodes directed by Simon Gibney. The first series, comprising 26 eleven minute episodes, airs every day on RTÉjr at 8:30am and 4:00pm. Check out a trailer over on their Facebook page here.
It Should Have Been Me, the latest short film from director Emily Greenwood, is one of a handful of Halloween shorts from Sharon Horgan’s Merman Films for Sky. Commissioned by Sky Head of Comedy Jon Mountague and Comedy Commissioner Morwenna Gordon, the films will be released on-demand on 23rd October before airing on Sky Arts on the 31st.
The feature film adaptation of Tim Lebbon‘s novel The Silence is now in production, directed by John R. Leonetti (Annabelle). The horror thriller follows a deaf teenager whose heightened senses come in handy when a new lethal species of blind, winged creatures known as Vesps attack the human population. Hiding out in the woods with her family, they must live in total silence to survive. Added to the cast are Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings, War of the Worlds) and John Corbett (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Sex and the City) – joining the already announced Stanley Tucci.