Ivan McMahon’s 2010 short film TV Dinner is a darkly comic musing on mankind’s somewhat dubious position at the top of the food chain.
Speaking to Film Ireland, Ivan recalls how the film came to be:
“TV Dinner was funded under the Irish Film Board’s Virtual Cinema scheme with a view to creating short projects suitable for online distribution. The simple concept for this sketch was inspired by our three year old son Robert who, one morning, jumped on the bed and announced that he had had a strange dream about a shark jumping out of the TV to eat him.
“We developed the idea from there, exploring mankind’s somewhat dubious position at the top of the food chain, contrasting the Great White shark as apex predator with the ‘Great White’ human who has devolved from primordial hunter to passive consumer.
“In essence TV Dinner is a fun cautionary tale inspired by a child’s dream.”
DIRECTOR /PRODUCER: Ivan McMahon
SCRIPT: Molly O’Driscoll