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.
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, Eleanor Tiernan, Gerard McSorley, and John Colleary. Each show begins with a question on a particular topic, ranging from Alcohol, Religion to Sex and The Arts.
Written by: David McSavage, John Colleary, Pat McDonnell, Dermot McMurrow
Directed by Kieron J. Walsh & Damien O'Donnell
Produced by Katie Holly
Starring: David McSavage, Pat McDonnell, John Colleary, Dermot McMurrow, Aidan Bishop, Eleanor Tiernan, Johnny Candon, Damian Clark, Declan Rooney, James Goldsbury, Tasha K, Paul Tylak.
Executive Producer: Kieron J. Walsh
Awards: IFTA nomination 2010, Best Entertainment Series
RTÉ / Blinder Films