This is Episode 2 of our online series, 'Freshers.
Created by Stephen Staunton and Ray Grady, 'Freshers' boils down to the great adventure of college life as seen through the eyes of our three protagonists and all that is associated with it.
The series revolves around Sean "Smurph" Murphy (Jack Keating) and his newly acquainted housemates John and J.P. (James Sheridan and Ray Grady) - two best friends, and their exploits and bizzare adventures through their first year of college at G.I.T. and adjusting to life in their new surroundings of a relatively cheap flat in Galway. Smurph displays great enthusiasm for learning and succeeding in life by becoming a journalist whereas John and J.P. are there to learn about the other (and by their own hypothesis) more important things in life -- drink, parties, sex, drugs, friendship and music. Throughout the series, the three begin educating each other in their own philosophy's in life, each becoming more open-minded of the other's lifestyle choices. Frequent visitors to the lads' flat are their neighbours, Joe and Preston (Ciaran Ryan and Patrick Fitzgerald) - two metal heads studying mechanical engineering the trio befriend, Jean-Claude, the local paraplegic drug dealer and the 'uni-bastards' (Ronan 'Rolo' Connelly and John Mac Donnacha) -- two students of their rival college G.U.I. of whom the flatmates take an immediate disliking to. The show largely concerns the colourful and surreal adventures of the trio as they navigate their way through college life, decide on what they want to do with their lives, come to terms with affairs of the heart and try to figure out new and largely unproductive ways of killing time.
Apologies for the out of focus shots a few minutes into it, it was the result of lens fogging in the middle of a take
Director : Stephen Staunton
Producers: Ray Grady
Writers: Ray Grady & Stephen Staunton
Cinematographer: Stephen Staunton
Editing: Ray Grady & Stephen Staunton
Color Correction: Ray Grady & Stephen Staunton
Sound Design and Mixing: Stephen Staunton
Cast: Jack Keating, James Sheridan, Raymond Grady, Ciaran Ryan, Danny Rowe, Heather Hinchon Quinn, Caitriona Carragher, Ronan Connolly, Shona Thomey, David O'Malley, Kevin Staunton, Wilma Montaghan, Finbarr Crotty
Shot on: Sony Z1U, Canon EOS 550D (B-unit shots)
Format: ProRes 422 1920x1080