THE SAVAGE EYE is a six-part comedy sketch series which offers a satirical and often surreal examination of subjects close to the hearts of the Irish people. It began as a pilot episode for RTE’s Project Haha in January 2009 and was then commissioned for a series by RTE and has since made two series with a third one on the way.
It takes the form of a fake anthropological documentary as if made by British television. Sketches are written and performed by a number of well known Irish actors and comedians, including David McSavage, Pat McDonnell, John Colleary, Sonya Kelly and Mairead Devlin. Each show begins with a question on a particular topic, this year ranging from Health and Racism to Tourism and the Future.
Written by: David McSavage, John Colleary, Pat McDonnell and Dermot McMorrow
Directed by Kieron J. Walsh & Damien O'Donnell
Produced by Katie Holly
Starring: David McSavage, Pat McDonnell, John Colleary, Dermot McMurrow, Sonya Kelly, Eleanor Tiernan, Mairead Devlin, Declan Rooney, Jill Murphy, Fred Cooke.
Executive Producer: Kieron J. Walsh
Awards: Winner, Bronze Torc for Excellence in Entertainment
Celtic Media Festival, 2012.
IFTA nomination, Best Entertainment Series and Best Director, 2012.
RTÉ / Blinder Films