Want to be a part of the Greatest Irish TV Show EVER? Switchblade is a kick-ass thrill-ride influenced by the best (and more especially the worst!) of classic Eighties TV cop shows. It's an off-beat, rapid-fire, FX-busy retro-tastic action-comedy with crazy action sequences, whip-smart one-liners and killer cliffhangers aplenty. If Tango And Cash took a Knight Ride with TJ Hooker down 21 Jump Street, they'd have their asses handed to them by Team Switchblade.
A BRIEF TASTER
Our 40 second promo gives a brief flavour of Switchblade. But trust us - the best is yet to come!
WHY MAKE IT?
Because there's never been anything like Switchblade: this loving tribute to the classic cops shows we all grew up with will push Irish film-making into a strange new beautiful place. We want to create an extraordinary piece of entertainment that kicks ass and chews bubblegum. The web is the perfect medium with which to spread the gospel of Switchblade. Now all we need is a some believers! This is the next viral sensation waiting to happen: help us make it a (sur)reality!
WHO ARE WE?
Team Switchblade is headed up by Producer, Declan Lynch and SFX Guru Declan Dowling. One Dec is writing and producing. And the other is SFXing and directing.
Declan Dowling is a freelance Digital Compositor living and working in Dublin. He's been in the industry for just over 5 years. In this time he has worked on various television productions such as "Funky Fables", "Magic Baby" cbbc, "Roy" BBC/RTE and "Zombies Bashers" RTE.
He has also worked as digital effects artists on swedish cult blockbuster "Lapland Odissy", Irish born "Portrait of a Zombie", "The Nixer" & "Hotel Darklight"
He recently filled the role of Special Effects Director on Irish feature film "The Runway" which won best feature at the 2010 Galway Film Festival and two I.F.T.A's in 2011.
Declan Lynch has worked as a freelance video editor for 13 years. In that time he has worked on a variety of television genres from documentary and reality to drama. He has recently completed post-production on two Irish independent feature films "Meeting on the Stairs" and "The Nixer". In 2009 he produced "Hotel Darklight". He is currently editing RTE storyland's comedy drama "The Last Security Man".
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The show will feature a mix of beautiful bright young things and hot comedic talent. Give us money, and we'll give you a walk on. Give us loads of money, and we'll guarantee you a horrible onscreen demise.
We would like to raise funds to complete Episode 1 of Switchblade.
Help us make it happen. (note: in the event that we make our target any additional funds will be used to fund Episode 2)