Covies

Covies
Covies.jpg
Title card of Covies.
Genre Drama, Comedy
Format Soap
Created by Len Collin
Written by Len Collin
Directed by Len Collin
Starring Sarah Carroll
Paul O’Brien
Donal O’Meachair
Christopher Dunne
Aoife Carr
Natalia Kostrzewa
Paul Dunning
Georgia Collin
Maya Petrovic
Tom Murphy
Linda Teehan
Klara McDonnell
Aoibheann McCaul
Orla McGovern
Paddy Guthrie
Anu Vidyarthi
Annette Flynn
Fiona Jennings
Penny McGovern
David Curtis
Composer(s) Joseph Conlan
Country of origin Ireland
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 9
Production
Cinematography Brian Durcan
David Sneddon
Camera setup HDV
Running time average 15 minutes
Broadcast
Picture format 16:9 (1280 x 720)
Audio format Stereo
Original run 11 January 2010 – n/a

Covies is an Irish series of web-based drama short films created by Len Collin and is an online soap set in Westport, Ireland.

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Overview

Covies was created, written and directed by Len Collin and is the world's first online multi-stranded drama. The term covie refers to the slang name for natives of Westport.

Plot Summary

The storyline for Covies begins with a naked man on a beach. He has no memory, doesn’t speak and finds his way eventually to the O’Malleys’ cottage. Bridie O’Malley is in her early 30s, her husband, Vinnie, is a gambling, drinking, womaniser not afraid to use violence. Bridie’s willingness to help clothe and feed the stranger is at odds with her desire to keep the peace with her husband. She calls on Fr Leonard her parish priest for help, but Vinnie returns unexpectedly.

Father Leonard reluctantly puts the stranger up for the night in a barn but the next morning he has disappeared. Ultimately, the stranger is found at the foot of Croagh Patrick, where he causes a stir as he announces that his name is Patrick. A deaf old man hears this and attributes a miracle to the stranger now named Patrick.

In the following episodes, Fr Leonard and Bridie try to help Patrick regain his memory, but there are those in the community who believe that he is some kind of saint. This does not go down well with Fr Leonard’s superiors. At the same time Garda Burke is on the trail of the true identity of the man they call Patrick.

Episode three also reveals the gritty and vitriolic story of Bridie and Vinnie’s marriage and is only suitable for those viewers aged 18 and over.

There is also the Blaneys who provide much of the comedy, as well as the mad machinations of the Three Bitches – think Macbeth. Overall mystery and subterfuge peppered with strange visions and anarchic and eccentric humour ensure ‘Covies’ will be compelling viewing, helping to put Mayo on the map as the perfect location for the film industry.

Episodes

# Total Title Original air date
1 1 "The Nudie Man" January 11, 2010 (2010-01-11)
 
2 2 "Seeing Things" January 14, 2010 (2010-01-14)
 
3 3 "A Kind of Loving" January 18, 2010 (2010-01-18)
 
4 4 "Fiona Flagherty's Arse" January 21, 2010 (2010-01-21)
 
5 5 "After Drowning People" January 25, 2010 (2010-01-25)
 
6 6 "Swimming With Sharks" January 28, 2010 (2010-01-28)
 
7 7 "Poison" February 1, 2010 (2010-02-01)
 
8 8 "Wanted" February 4, 2010 (2010-02-04)
 

Cast

  • Sarah Carroll[1][2]
  • Paul O’Brien
  • Donal O’Meachair
  • Christopher Dunne
  • Aoife Carr
  • Natalia Kostrzewa
  • Paul Dunning
  • Georgia Collin
  • Maya Petrovic
  • Tom Murphy
  • Linda Teehan
  • Klara McDonnell
  • Aoibheann McCaul
  • Orla McGovern
  • Paddy Guthrie
  • Anu Vidyarthi
  • Annette Flynn
  • Fiona Jennings
  • Penny McGovern
  • David Curtis

Crew

  • Brian Durcan
  • Dave Sneddon
  • Robert Coakley
  • Dan McManamon
  • Ian Boyle
  • Therese Kelly
  • Patrick Murphy

References

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