May 2011 - New 'cutbacks' Short Films?
Two new short films, starring the characters from the 'cutbacks' internet series have reached the 'rough cut' stage and are already being sent out to Film Festivals. Fingers Crossed! Also, development of a feature-length 'cutbacks' project has begun.
read more at http://www.davidquin.ie/projects.html
May 2011 - Cutbacks Article in Tipperary Star!
Shooting 'leitronium' short film - May 2011
The Tipperary Star published a half page article on the 'cutbacks' project to coincide with Jedward's Eurovision appearance. The film mentions the upcoming 'cutbacks' short films and the plans for a feature-length project.
the article is available by clicking here...
May 2011 - cutbacks Jedward on RTE!
The cutbacks Jedwards appeared on RTE2, Thursday 12th of May in 'OMG - it's Eurovision!', an Animo Production to coincide with the buildup to the 2011 Eurovision Semi Final. The programme was watched by over 250,000 avid Jedward fans!
OMG OMG, it was wonderful! Darren Smith from Animo commented... 'Thanks again for letting us use the clips, I think they really added to it
cutbacks Jedward on RTE 2 Thursday 12th May 2011
31st March 2011 - TV3 Morning Show Interview
Thanks to Sybil Mulcahy and Richard Stearn (producer) for a good 5 minute interview on TV3's Morning Show, including lots of plugs for the 'cutbacks' series and some ringing endorsements 'no one is safe from this man'...
TV3 Morning Show interview - Sybil and DQ
The interview was filmed in Barley Film's Dun Laoghaire studio (thanks to Barry O' Donohue of Barley). The interview is available online at
scroll forwards to 23 minutes and 24 seconds...
February 2011 - Update
As the country grinds towards a general election, cutbacks goes from strength to strength, the viewing numbers, subscriptions and comments all growing. New characters include Michael Noonan, Eamonn Gilmore and TV3's Vincent Browne. Thanks to all 'cutbacks' supporters for your enthusiasm and encouragement!
A second 'cutbacks' no-budget short film is already in the pipeline. More importantly, David Quin is working with Barley Films in an attempt to point the 'cutbacks' project towards longer form film, TV series or TV Specials over the next few months. Hopefully, 2011 will become the 'cutbacks' breakout year!
view the cutbacks series at...
T'Was A Terrible Hard Work...
David Quin's short film 'T'Was A Terrible Hard Work' continues to screen at international festivals and was broadcast on RTE 2 at the start of February.
October 2010 - Festival News
David Quin's short film 'Mister Heaney, a wee portrait' has been accepted for the Corona Cork Film Festival and for the Foyle Film Festival. David Quin's short film 'T'Was A Terrible Hard Work' has been accepted for the Waterford Film Festival, The Kerry Film Festival, Festival National D'Animation (France), Cine Club du Wissembourg (France), Merging Arts Film Festival (USA).
July 2010 - Galway Film Fleadh - James Horgan Memorial Prize for Best Animation!
David Quin's short film 'Mister Heaney, a wee portrait' has won the James Horgan Memorial Prize for Best Animation at the 2010 Galway Film Fleadh. The film features several of the characters developed over the past year through the 'cutbacks.ie' internet series project.
2010 Galway Film Fleadh - Steve Woods, Brian O' Sullivan and Paul Young of Cartoon Saloon. DQ clutches crystal trophy
June 2010 - Best Animation Prize - Fastnet Short Film Festival!
David Quin's Frameworks short 'T'Was a Terrible Hard Work' has won the Best Animation Prize in the 2010 Fastnet Short Film Festival!
Produced in 2009, 'T'Was a Terrible Hard Work' tells of life and work in the Slieveardagh coalfield in Co. Tipperary. The film was created using the stopmotion animation technque and features the voices of Tony Ivors, Nicholas Morrissey, Sean Lyons, Joe Mc Enery and Michael Heaphey. 'T'Was a Terrible Hard Work' has been screened in numerous festivals, including Galway Film Fleadh, Corona Cork Film Festival, Espinho (Portugal), Anima (Belgium), Flatpack (UK).
More information on 'T'Was a Terrible Hard Work'.
Link to Fastnet Short Film Festival website: http://www.fastnetshortfilmfestival.com/
Steve Woods and David Quin at Fastnet Awards Ceremony - June 2010