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TitleDEAD BODIES
Production companyDistinguished Features
Hibernia Films
SponsorBórd Scánnán na hEireann/Irish Film Board
Country of originIreland
ProducerMcLOUGHLIN, David
SCULLY, Clare
DirectorQUINN, Robert
Script/AdaptationLANDY, Derek
PhotographyGILLIGAN, Donal
Sound recordingBIRCH, Daniel
EditingDISKIN, Dermot
Production designGERAGHTY, Mark
Music composerHARMAN, Ray
CastAndrew Scott (Tommy), Kelly Reilly (Viv), Darren Healy (Noel), Katy Jones (Jean), Sean McGinley (Detective Inspector Wheeler), Gerard McSorley (Gordon Ellis), Katy Davis (Jean), Jer O'Leary (Mr. O`).
Colourcol
Soundsound
Duration85
Release date2003
CopyIFA
SummaryTommy is a young man who is not in a hurry and believes that life is there to be lived. His situation is abruptly changed, however, by the return of his high maintenance, anti-everything, ex-girlfriend Jean. When, during one of their frequent 'domestics', she slips and is fatally injured, he confronts a dilemma far greater than he ever imagined. Fearful of the consequences, he decides to get rid of the body in a local wood - only to discover that he's not the first.
ReferenceIrish Times (The Ticket), 17/04/03:6, ‘Funeral Director’, Robert Quinn talks about his first feature Dead Bodies and his career to date in the Irish Film Industry (Michael Dwyer).

Sunday Independent (Living and Leisure), 20/04/03:18, ‘They say red is dead, but not in this case’, actress Kelly Reilly talks about her latest film Dead Bodies (Ciara Dwyer).

Irish Times (The Ticket), 24/04/03:9, ‘Bloody Simple’, review of Dead Bodies
(Donald Clarke).

Sunday Tribune (Art Life), 27/04/03:7, ‘Body Language’, review of Dead Bodies (Ciaran Carty).

Sunday Tribune, 4/05/03:3, ‘Dead Bodies a guerilla hit for low-budget film’, a look at the advertising campaign surrounding the low budget Dead Bodies, the first release from the Irish Film Board's low budget initiative (Conor Brophy).

Sunday Business Post (Agenda), 27/04/03:7, ‘Irish Cinema is far from buried’, review of Dead Bodies; interesting and brave feature film debut (Helen Boylan).

Evening Herald, 15/05/03:3, ‘Journalist‘Dying for her Art: Stiff role as Katy Davis plays sex siren and corpse’, actress Katy Davis talks about her role in Dead Bodies (Joanne Hegarty).

Film Ireland, Issue 92 - May/June 2003:10-14, ‘The Light and The Dark’, director Robert Quinn and actors Andrew Scott and Kelly Reilly talk about Dead Bodies (Joe Griffin).

Film Ireland, Issue 92 - May/June 2003:10-14, mixed review of Dead Bodies
(Jamie Hannigan).

IFTN.ie,25/4/ 03:2, ‘Director Robert Quinn on making 'Dead Bodies'.

Irish Times (The Ticket), 15/4/04:28, ‘Dead Bodies wins the audience award at the Luxembourg Film festival’, (Michael Dwyer).

In Production, October 2003 Volume 6 Number 5:19, Box Office Figures for Irish and Irish Interest films from 1999 to 2003 (to date).

IFTN.ie, 3/11/04, ‘'Dead Bodies' sold to BBC3 at MIPCOM’, 'Dead Bodies' to air on BBC3 in the UK, after the channel acquired the low budget stylistic thriller at MIPCOM in September.
FormatHi Definition
DistributorHigh Point Film and Television Ltd. (2004) (worldwide), Imagine Entertainment (2004) (Australia) (DVD), Sunfilm Entertainment GmbH (2004) (Germany) (DVD).
LanguageEnglish
Production creditsp.c.: Hibernia Films, Distinguished Features, spon: Bórd Scánnán na hEireann/Irish Film Board, p: David McLoughlin, exec.p.: Kevin Menton, co-p.: Clare Scully, d: Robert Quinn, sc: Derek Landy, dop: Donal Gilligan, a.c.: Bonnie Dempsey, steadicam op: Stephen Murphy, ed: Dermot Diskin, m: Ray Harman, s.mix: Daniel Birch, p.m.: Carol Moorhead, a.d.: Andrew Hegarty, Hannah Quinn, focus puller: Darryl Byrne, hair: Eileen Buggy, dress.props: James McGetrick, Foley artist: Brendan Geaney, digital artist: John Kennedy, stunt double: Paul Burke, p.co-ord.:Sandra Campbell, p.a.: Warren Haughey, loc.m.: Edmund Sampson.
RightsDistinguished Features
Tel +353 1 668 2643, Fax +353 1 668 2653
mail@distinguishedfeatures.com
Genre/CategoryPsychological Thriller
Feature Film Drama
KeywordsDeath
Bodies
Burials
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