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:

Leave to Remain on RTÉ Player

Dec 01, 2017

The new short film by director Vincents Indignation is available to view online now for a limited time only. Do yourself a favour and check this out now. 

Watch now on the RTE Player.


Underground Cinema awards

Nov 06, 2017

Great night on Saturday at the Underground Cinema awards. We were lucky enough to take home Best Actor with Maurice Dunford, Best Screenplay with Darach McGarrigle and Best Film with Simon James Doyle. Huge thanks to Dave Byrne and everyone involved with the awards.

Best Director at SCAD Savannah Film Festival

Nov 04, 2017

Massive congrats to Ian Hunt Duffy for winning the Best Director Award at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival with Gridlock#SAVF