Posts Tagged ‘Vultures’


Vultures – Bonus Footage: Date Preparations

April 16, 2009

Episode 4 of Vultures dealt with dates: Poisoned ones. But not the ones you eat. The ones you go on. With a ladyfriend.

“The Case of the Poisoned Dates” hit the internet last January and in case you didn’t get enough of that story, here’s some bonus footage featuring two missing scenes and one extended take. In it, Vultour ineptly prepares for his faux-date with TY Work Experience girl, Janine Drew, whilst Dan McGrain nervously practices his introduction to Jane. Tennyson’s plans are less romantic as he plans a trip to the picturehouse. Hopefully this snippet will make up for the serious lack of Fred Bass and Spade in Episode 4. Enjoy!

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Vultures – Pat Cairo Development

April 10, 2009

Vultures - Pat Cairo

The section on our Vultures website that details the development of the show is slowing but surely growing. Bit by bit, we’re hoping to offer some insight into the creative process. Hopefully, this area of the website will grow to be a mass archive of sketches, photos, thoughts and reminiscences on our webcom.

Next in the series of updates is trad-man extraordinaire and lead vocalist of the Cairo City Ramblers: Pat Cairo! Playing the part of Pat Cairo was a lot of fun, I must admit. Drinking cans of Guinness at 9.30 on a Sunday morning, singing “Wild Rover” and falling out of a van was a common occurrence for me as it was, so it all came pretty easy on the day of the shoot. However, before I donned the Aran sweater and slung a guitar over my shoulder, myself and John went through many a brainstorm before we decided on the what Pat was to be. That process can be read in all it’s dialogual glory: here

Also: this video is epic beyond belief. Watch it. Favourite it. And 5 star that shit. Oh and then watch Episode 4 again. Fair play. Fair play.


Vultures – Janine Drew in Development

February 28, 2009

Janine Drew Development

Above you will see a character sketch of Janine Drew that I did last year prior to the filming of Janine Drew – Work Experience (which acted as a teaser promo for episode 4). What’s great about having a website for our sitcom, is that there’s a place where all this extra material can be found. Otherwise, photos and backstories and sketches like this would remain in our heads or scrawled in the back of a notepad, never to be seen. It’s also a great opportunity to talk about how we go about developing a character from every aspect, be it costume, influences or approaching an actor. We have just added such an account to our Development section on the Vultures website for your perusal pleasure. We hope to add more in future, where we will discuss other characters and episodes, so keep an eye peeled.

Vultures is currently filming it’s fifth and sixth episodes back-to-back and will hit the interwebs soon. Episode 4 “The Case of the Poisoned Dates” can be found here as well as all previous episodes and extra materials…


Vultures at The Irish Blog Awards 2009

February 27, 2009

Vultures at The Irish Blog Awards 2009

I had previously mentioned that us folk at The Devious Theatre Company were up for a nomination at the Irish Blog Awards last weekend. Sadly, we did not take the prize home. That honour went to the Irish Times arts blog Pursued By A Bear. Congrats to you, oh blogger who is being followed by the number 1 threat to America. Ah well, there’s always next year, eh?

As part of the blog awards, the cast and crew of Vultures were asked to create a video to introduce the category of “Best Specialist Blog”. The short, one-off clip has Tennyson setting up a Vultures blog much to the confusion of McGrain and Vultour. Comedy ensues here or when you click the image above… We were thrilled to be invited to take part in the event and a big thanks goes to Darragh Doyle for getting us involved in the ceremony.

Links links links:
Irish Blog Awards 2009
Darragh Doyle
Pursued By A Bear – Winner of Best Arts Blog 2009


Vultures – The Case of the Poisoned Dates is online now!

February 3, 2009


The latest thrilling installment of the adventures of Vulture Private Investigations has hit the internet! I HAD taken the liberty of attaching the episode to this very blog post, however WordPress has entirely spazzed out on me. Hmmm…. So to view the episode I would kindly ask you to visit our website as it not only contains this and all the previous episodes but also extensive photo galleries, character profiles and various other bits and bobs and odds and ends.

Feedback of any nature at all is more than welcome. Enjoy!



Vultures – Episode 4 goes online Sunday!

January 28, 2009

The Case of the Poisoned Dates

I’m extremely proud and excited to say that this coming Sunday (1st February), episode 4 of our wee webcom (that means “web comedy”) will hit the interwebs! Above you will see the title card for the show that is an homage (ie. rip-off) of Saul Bass’ work. Ah, that man certainly knew how to do monochromatic, abstract poster design. We’re currently knee deep in the editing process, where Alan “Nat” Slattery is snipping away at the running time with a pair of digital scissors. The plot of the newest detective caper? See this:

“Our newest episode sees the arrival in the V.P.I. offices of a TY student on work experience. Played by Suzanne O’Brien, Janine Drew is brash, ambitious and what in social circles is known as a ‘chav.’ Her appointment coincides with a series of errant romantic entanglements that degenerate into a potential powder keg of social embarrassment, messy divorce cases and extreme violence.”

As if that wasn’t enough, the cast and crew of Vultures are currently in the thick of filming episode 5 (penultimate!) and episode 6 (ultimate!). Slaving away under hot lights, we’re striving to have the concluding parts of of the adventures of VPI online very soon. Stay tuned!

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Janine Drew: Work Experience

Say NO to Pinkertons!