Director: Steven Benedict, Lorna Fitzsimons, Jennifer Shortall; screenplay: Eoin Colfer, Graham Cantwell; cinematography: Penny Gray; editing: Richy O’Connellt; production design: Emma Ryan; producers: Áine Coady, Sharon Cronin; production company: Filmbase; Irish location: Dublin, Wexford; running time: 95’
Cast: Lochlann Ó Mearáin, Aoibhinn McGinnity, Lauryn Canny, Gemma-Leah Devereux, Susan Loughnane, Paul Ronan
When Booker Prize-winning author PC Molloy is blackmailed into writing for tabloid gossip magazine “Poison Pen”, he is not only caught up in a world of stars and their secrets but he is also in danger of turning into a celebrity himself. Things grow even more complicated when he finds himself falling for his new boss, April Devereaux.
Poison Pen was filmed on location in Dublin and London by those taking part in the Filmbase/Staffordshire University MSc in Digital Feature Film Production programme.
Since its inception in 1986, Filmbase has been one of the key institutions dedicated to developing the art of filmmaking in Ireland and is particularly committed to supporting new and emerging Irish filmmakers. It is a non-profit resource centre in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar where filmmakers can network, hire production equipment, take training courses and receive support and information about working in the Irish film industry.