BlackmanThe weight of crime has borne down for too long.

It’s time for crime to fear.

There’s a new hero in town.

A hero you won’t believe.

A Seeking Utopia short. Made as part of the Kino D Blue Kabaret weekend. January 24th-25th 2015.
With most of the cast and crew working on other films over the weekend, we had a 3 and a half hour shoot, after even less time to rehearse.
Thanks to Kino D for bringing us all together (


Written & Directed by
Richard Duffy

Kevin Kennedy as Blackman
Aidan O’ Sullivan and Graeme Coughlan

Director of Photography
Marco Griffini

Sound Recorded by
Rob Moore & Andrew Greaves

Voiceover Recorded by
Darren Fitzpatrick

Edited by
Richard Duffy

Production Assistant
Uriel Lapcevic

Additional sound samples from


The Missing Scarf, online!

Wahey! The Missing Scarf is now online.

I’ve been so focused on letting everyone I know about this to put up on their websites, that I completely neglected to put it up on my own damn site. Sometimes I seriously suck at this whole self-promotion bit.

And now if you’ll excuse me, I’m just going to go ahead and heap praise on everyone else involved.

Eoin Duffy – writer/director/animator
Who came up with a great story, let me help put it on a page, and then did an amazing job putting it on screen.

Jamie Hogan – producer
Who always saw how amazing this could be and made sure we focused on that big impact rather than getting stuck on mere details.

Tobias Norberg and Gavin Little and Joe McHugh at Echolab – music and sound design
Who blew my ears off the first time I saw it on the big screen, in the best possible way.

And of course George Takei – narrator
Who gave me the ego boost of my life by saying he liked the script and then saying yes to it.

Now given that I wasn’t thoroughly embroiled in all phases of production, I’m not nearly as connected to most of the people involved as I’d like. There’s the funders; Irish Film Board, The Arts Council, RTÉ. The post-production team at Windmill Lane. The wonderful crowd of people all listed at the end credits, you should watch the video now to get to them.