New ‘Vultures’ episode hits the web

Local webcom Vultures has just launched the second episode in its second series.

Local webcom Vultures has just launched the second episode in its second series.

Vultures is made entirely in Kilkenny by local production company Mycrofilms. One of the first Irish web comedies to be produced, Vultures has been consistently in the top comedy video podcasts on iTunes since its first episode launched in December 2007.

The new episode, The Lost Lunch of Niall Tennyson, is directed by Peter McGann, written by John Morton and

produced by Alan Slattery of Mycrofilms.

It tells the story of bored surveillance expert Niall Tennyson, who is delighted to get a place on a FÁS course for unemployed detectives. Cherishing the opportunity to burst back into the detective world, Tennyson is dismayed to discover that the standard of lecturers isn’t what he hoped for. Then he discovers that someone in the class has stolen his trademark prawn sandwich. But who would do such a cruel thing? And why?

The regular cast of Suzanne O’Brien, Seán Hackett, John Morton and David Thompson return as struggling detectives Janine Drew, Niall Tennyson, Jim Vultour and Dan McGrain. The supporting cast features a host of familiar names to Kilkenny film and theatre audiences including Stephen Colfer, Kevin Mooney, Gus McDonagh, Ross Costigan and Ray Doran.

Viewers can subscribe to Vultures on YouTube.com/VulturesPI and on iTunes, where it is free of charge and includes all the episodes in the first series of the show and assorted features. For details, see VulturesPI.com.