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An epic, 60-second ‘spec ad’ for Ryanair.

Produced by Laura Gaynor, who writes:

Good news! Our end of the world comedy spec commercial ‘Rapture’ is nominated for ‘Best Spec Commercial’ at the Emerging Director Awards tomorrow!

Starring Rob Earley, Aidan J Collins and Tracey Lynch (as seen in Derry Girls) – [ full credit list here.]

Emerging Directors Award 2020

Previously: Laura Gaynor on Broadsheet

Love Irish films?

Like d’telly?

Read on.

Laura Gaynor writes:

Virgin Media are running a special series of Irish films during the Dublin International Film Festival, and we’re delighted to be a part of it.

Our short dark comedy Pernicio is screening on d’telly (Virgin Three) tonight at 23.25 – right after The Commitments!

If you get a chance to watch, tweet us and let us know what you think!

Pernicio tonight at 11.25pm on Virgin Media One.

Synopsis: In this futuristic dark comedy, a young man explores his attitude towards life and death when his suicide plans are interrupted.
Starring: Eoin O’Sullivan, Danielle Galligan, Mark Lawrence & Aidan J Collins.
Fun fact: Since starring in Pernicio, Danielle has since acted in a number of TV shows & films, including Game of Thrones!
Team: Producer: Laura Gaynor Writer/Director: Dave Fox DOP: Alfie Hollingsworth Editor: Conor Donoghue

Laura Gaynor

Laura Gaynor on losing your mind looking for a gaff of your own.

Bilingual broadcaster (and ‘sheet favourite) Laura Gaynor inspects the accommodation at Jacobs Inn, Dublin.

Ireland’s first pod hostel.

No overnight guests.


The brilliant, award-laden, short movie written and directed by Dave Fox and produced by beloved Broadsheet chum Laura Gaynor (top left at the Royal Television Society Awards with Pernicio director of photography Alfie Hollingsworth).

Available NOW to watch online for the first time!

Pernicio tells the story of a young man who explores his attitude towards life and death when his suicide plans are interrupted.

Dave writes;

I wanted to take a fresh approach to the overused theme of suicide, whilst also painting a picture of a potential futuristic Ireland if we don’t solve our mental health problems

Pernicio won ‘Best Drama’ at the Royal Television Society Student Awards, the ‘Producers Award’ at the Emerging Directors Awards in Dublin and  ‘Best Student Film’ at the Richard Harris Film Festival and Underground Cinema Awards in Ireland.

AND It made the Official selection of the Newport Beach Film Festival in California and the Cork Film Festival and also screened at the Puerta Valetta FIlm Festival in Mexico last night with Spanish subtitles.

Laura writes:

I just want to say a big big thanks to the ‘sheet for giving us such a platform while we were making this short. We really enjoyed making it and hope you get a chance to watch. Let us know what you think!

Reviews welcome below.

Previously: The Gaynor Effect

From top: Laura Gaynor (front row  far left) with the cast and crew of Pernicio, at the Royal Television Society Awards on Tuesday and at last night’s Young Directors Awards 

Laura Gaynor, Sligo filmmaker (and old pal of the ‘sheet) who’s currently a production trainee at BBC – took home TWO awards this week

On Tuesday night, Pernicio, a film Laura produced and Dave Fox directed, won Best Drama at the Royal Television Society student awards.

And last night , at the Young Directors Awards, Laura was named Producer Of The Year.

In fairness.

And RTÉ turned her down.

Good times.

Pics: Laura Gaynor and Young Directors Awards

Previously: Laura Gaynor on Broadsheet


In London.

Sligo’s Laura Gaynor, who’s working as a production trainee at BBC, takes us on a tour of BBC’s HQ.

As Gaeilge.


Previously: From Sligo To London

Laura Gaynor on Broadsheet

Laura Gaynor tweetz:

The BBC Production Trainee Scheme opened for applications this morning! More info on . Here’s a little video of my journey from Sligo to New Broadcasting House in London (watch with sound)


Laura Gaynor on Broadsheet

Are you looking for a decent gaff?

Do you seek a decent houseshare?

Are you a decent landlord?

Decent Gaffs is a new, completely FREE service for those renting a room/houseshare.

OR for those seeking a room/houseshare.

Your free ad will appear daily on Broadsheet and be mulled over by literally thousands of prospective landlords and tenants.

Broadcaster Laura Gaynor, whose flat-hunting experiences, prompted Decent Gaffs, will compile a daily list of tenants and landlords looking to hook up.

Consider it a Tinder Grinder lonely hearts column for the letting market

‘Laura’s List’ will appear on the site at midday Monday-Friday.

So if you are looking for a place, this is how you can frame your ad (real examples).

Freddie, 21, looking for house/apartment for three people around Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin area. Hard-working, non-party people working in film industry. Honest and reliable, love animals. Can film your wedding and events.  Can pay: 2,500

Shligo Shtunner, 20, Male, 36 YouTube subscriber, intellectually average, lives single at home with parents, dreams of becoming a professional gamer in an appropriately sized apartment in Sligo containing at least 1 normal sized bedroom, owned by a normal sized landlord. Can pay: €700

Irish lass early 20’s, artsy soul, hails from the north, looking to rent in Dublin city, comes with class banana bread, Can pay: 550 – 650

Send your ad to Broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Decent Gaffs/tenant’

If you are renting a room or a houseshare please contact Broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Decent Gaffs/renting’.

(Before 11am Mon-Fri. No fee)

Thanks Laura