World Premiere of The Trap and Low Tide!

Nov 26, 2018

Our two new Screen Ireland funded short films-- 'The Trap' directed by Helen Flanagan and 'Low Tide' directed by Ian Hunt Duffy- both had their World Premiere on Saturday 17th of November at the Cork Film Festival. Both films went down really well with the audience, so we're looking forward to screening at more festivals soon. Watch this space!


Trailer for 'Knocked' now online

Aug 16, 2018

Failsafe and Strangelove director Allyn Quigley has completed an hour long documentary called 'Beyond 80: Knocked', which deals with concussions in rugby. The full film goes online this weekend. 

Check out the trailer below:

Beyond 80: Knocked- Official Trailer

Week 2 Begins on 'Let Your Guard Down'

Aug 08, 2018

The second week of filming has begun on the feature film 'Let Your Guard Down', written and directed by Paddy Slattery. The footage so far is looking great, with some lovely cinematography from DOP and Failsafe regular Narayan Van Maele. We're excited to see more! #LetYourGuardDown #IrishFilm #FeatureFilm #Failsafefilms


Shooting begins on 'Let Your Guard Down'

Jul 31, 2018

Principal photography has begun on the feature film 'Let Your Guard Down', which will be filming in Dublin over the next 4 weeks. The film is a crime drama written and directed by Paddy Slattery, produced by Simon Doyle of Failsafe Films, and starring Tristan HeanueGemma Leah Devereux and John Connors. Watch this space!


That's a WRAP on Low Tide!

Jun 11, 2018

And that's a WRAP on our Irish Film Board Focus short 'Low Tide'! 

Thanks a million to all our amazing cast and crew and everyone who helped us make this ambitious film! They say you shouldn't work with animals, children, or out on the water....well, we didn't listen! 

#LowTide #IrishFilmBoard #ComingSoon


Low Tide Begins Filming!

Jun 05, 2018

Production has begun on our Irish Film Board Focus Short 'Low Tide'! It's a coming-of-age nightmare about a father and son fishing trip that goes horribly wrong. Directed by Ian Hunt Duffy and starring Steve Wall and Luke Lally. Watch this space! #LowTide #IrishFilmBoard #IrishFilm


MOTH successfully receives funding

May 16, 2018

Happy to announce that we have successfully received funding for 'MOTH' from the Short Grass Films Funding Scheme. 'MOTH' is the new short film to be written and directed by Allyn Quigley and produced by Simon James Doyle. "I am absolutely delighted to have our project selected by Kildare County Council for funding this year" said Allyn, "It’s a massive honour to get the chance to make a film set and shot on location in my home county of Kildare. Our team looks forward to working with Short Grass Films and helping to continue the amazing work they have done over the past few years.' 


Gridlock wins 26th Award!

May 09, 2018

What can we say?! Our film Gridlock just keeps on going! Delighted to win the Audience Choice Award at the Motion for Pictures screening series in North Carolina! This is our 26th award having played at over 60 festivals all across the world! 😁


The Trap- That's a Wrap!

Apr 27, 2018

Filming on our Irish Film Board Focus Short 'The Trap' has wrapped! 'The Trap' was filmed over 5 days in Wicklow and is written and directed by Helen Flanagan. The film will have it's world premiere at the Cork Film Festival in November. Watch this space!


Welcome to the Next Chapter

Apr 09, 2018

Whether it’s a film or a project with a client, telling engaging and entertaining stories has always been central to what we do. Our work is driven by a desire to excite, entertain and transport audiences.

Introducing Strangelove

Today we’re ready to start the next chapter in the Failsafe story. Failsafe is where we create short and feature length films, and Strangelove is the place where we work with clients to bring their brands to life.

We’ve added some of our favourite projects and some new work too. We hope you like what you see. Now let’s talk about what we can do for you.


Gridlock and Leave To Remain Nominated for Celtic Media Award

Mar 07, 2018

Whoop! Congrats to directors Ian Hunt Duffy and Vincent Gallagher on their nominations in the Celtic Media Festival Awards this afternoon! They're up for the Best Short Award with 'Gridlock' and 'Leave to Remain'!


Ian Hunt Duffy selected for 2018 Berlinale Talents

Feb 01, 2018


Berlinale Talents is the annual summit and networking platform of the Berlin International Film Festival for 250 outstanding creatives from the fields of film and drama series. The 2018 Berlinale Talents team will welcome filmmakers from 81 countries to Berlin from February 17-22, 2018, including 128 women and 122 men. One of their number will be Irish writer/director/producer Ian Hunt Duffy.

For six days they will have the opportunity to engage with one another, experts and the public, to critically question their own artistic standpoint and to further develop their film projects. For more info check out: