The Begrudgers

Friday, December 7, 2012 at 19.00. Special screening of The Begrudgers, directed by Philip Doherty, four episodes web series winner of RTÉ 2012 “Storyland”. The Begrudgers, web tv series shot in Cavan, a small Irish Republic town close to the Northern Ireland border, winner of RTÉ 2012 “Storyland”, has four half-hour episodes, all of which are screened here as a single special screening.

The Begrudgers (Shane Carroll and Ray Fitzsimons) are Nobby and Snout, two young men that let the days go by perched on their pub stools, grumbling with groundless envy and grudge, whose life is all of a sudden shaken by the enthusiastic and excited arrival of Gemma, an American girl, and George, a British boy.

Storyland, now in its fourth edition, is the contest created by RTÉ Drama with the purpose of leading the audience to the discovery of new talented Irish film makers.
At the beginning of the contest, the first episodes of 8 very dissimilar web series are shown. After each show, only those series that gathered the highest amount of preferences from the audience are then commissioned the following episode. The contest lasted four months, until The Begrudgers won.

The screening – in original version with Italian subtitles – will be introduced by Andrea Malagamba’s lecture on TV seriality and on the recent web series phenomenon. Andrea Malagamba is a literary critic and Literature Professor at the Jewish School in Rome, and collaborates with the Human Sciences Faculty of Rome University “La Sapienza” as a contract professor. He is editor of the book “Eroi del quotidiano – Figure della serialità televisiva” (Bevivino ed., 2010).