Series 1 was directed by my mentor and editing guru James Finlan.
The Pilot was done in the summer of 2003, I was living in Edinburgh at the time and came over for the edit. The Pilot screened at Christmas and was a huge ratings success and on the back of that 6 more episodes were commisioned. The editing was split between myself and Declan McGrath with each of us doing 3 episodes. Below you will find the episodes that I edited.
The program was released on dvd for christmas and again did big business.
Episode 1 – The German Fillum
An air of excitement descends on Killinaskully with the arrival of a German film crew intent on making a documentary about rural Irish life. there is an unusual twist as the film crews patience reaches the end of its teather.
Episode 2 – The Date
Romance is in the air as German filmmaker Dieter Langer and headmaster Mr. Cantwell clash, as they both vie for the affections of the teacher Miss Fahy.
Episode 4 – The Sign
There is sad news in the village as everyone believes that Timmy Higgins’ demise is imminent. A trip to his beloved “Spudworld” is hastily planned but, as Timmy heads for the airport, the terrible truth emerges.
Episode 6 – The Funeral
Killinaskully is in festive mood as it prepares for the funeral of one of its most famous sons, showjumper Jumpin’ Jerry Houlihan. Preparations for an extravagant burial are thrown into disarray with news that Jumpin’ Jerry has already been cremated. Things get a little embarrassing when the great man’s ashes disappear and it’s left to Jimmy Magee to restore the village pride.