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Zonad -- When the Cassidy family finds a red leather clad man passed out on their living room floor, they assume he's an alien. Zonad is more than happy to oblige.


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Release Date:
17 March 2010 (Ireland) See more »
From Space... (Probably)
When the Cassidy family finds a red leather clad man passed out on their living room floor, they assume he's an alien. Zonad is more than happy to oblige. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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Zonad Zany Zimes Zeal Zippidity Zay See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)

David Murray ... Benson
Kevin Maher ... Jimmy Cassidy
Donna Dent ... Mary Cassidy

Rory Keenan ... Guy Hendrickson
Geoff Minogue ... Richard Cassidy

David Pearse ... Francis O'Connor / Bonad
Janice Byrne ... Jenny Cassidy

Simon Delaney ... Liam Murphy / Zonad
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Bennett ... Mr. Madigan
Niamh Burke ... Girl in Car 2
Bernie Butler ... Local Woman (as Bernadette Butler)
Kevin Cleary ... School Nerd
Denis Conway ... Doctor Glonad
William Craul ... Petrol Pump Attendant
Brian de Salvo ... Dr. Ziegler
Paul Diamond ... Lorenzo Dolmio
Frankie McCafferty ... Reilly
Eleanor Methven ... Girl in Car 3

Liana O'Cleirigh ... Waitress

Frank O'Sullivan ... Declan Fitzgerald
Eamon Rohan ... Off Licence Server
Alan Stanford ... Narrator
Brian Timmons ... MC at unveiling
Laura Way ... Girl in Car 1
Don Wycherley ... Sergeant Maloney
Juliette Gash ... Hot girl (uncredited)

Hilary Rose ... Manicurist (uncredited)

Directed by
John Carney 
Kieran Carney 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Carney  writer
Kieran Carney  writer

Produced by
Ed Guiney .... producer
Andrew Lowe .... producer
Mary McCarthy .... line producer
John McDonnell .... producer
Original Music by
Brian Byrne 
Cinematography by
Peter Robertson 
Film Editing by
Paul Mullen 
Production Design by
Susie Cullen 
Costume Design by
Tiziana Corvisieri 
Makeup Department
Eileen Buggy .... hair stylist
Anna Gronerus .... assistant hair
Aoife Mullally .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Paula Heffernan .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Burns .... assistant director
Moselle Foley .... trainee assistant director: additional filming
Anna Harrison .... third assistant director
Lisa Kelly .... second assistant director
Nicola Long .... trainee assistant director
Marcus Lynch .... second assistant director (additional photography)
Rosai Mc Carthy .... third assistant director: additional filming
Art Department
Ignacio Barbe .... set dresser
Elizabeth Brennan .... props buyer
Ciaran Doyle .... standby props
Ronan Kennedy .... props: re-shoot
Jerome McDonnell .... property master
Nenazoma McNamee .... art department trainee
Aine Ni Chiobhain .... art department work experience
Edwin Ryan .... sculptor
Sound Department
Paula Boram .... foley artist
Niall Brady .... sound designer
Garret Farrell .... sound re-recording mixer
Tony Hogan .... foley recordist
Michael Lemass .... boom operator
Dave McMahon .... sound editor
Karl Merren .... sound recordist
Eddie Quinn .... boom operator
Peter Dillon .... stunt double
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Coe .... second assistant camera
Addo Gallagher .... gaffer
David O'Connor .... camera crane operator
Rory O'Riordan .... second assistant camera: additional photography
Adam Tsan .... crane grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fiona Brownlie .... wardrobe supervisor: additional photography
Tiziana Corvisieri .... costumer
Karen Rigg .... costumer
Editorial Department
Warren Dowling .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Martin Fanning .... assistant editor
Suzanne McKenzie .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Vladislav Boyadjiev .... music scoring engineer
Other crew
Anna-Maria Ní Chathasaigh .... script supervisor
Louise Cornally .... production finance executive
Fionnuala Dorney .... assistant accountant
Moselle Foley .... trainee production assistant: additional filming
Rob Hill .... film transfer
Brendan O'Sullivan .... location assistant
Chris Roufs .... script supervisor: reshoots
Michael Swan .... location manager: additional filming

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Additional Details

75 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.77 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

This is a feature-length version of a short film of the same name, written by the Carney brothers while still in college.See more »
Continuity: When Jimmy is running alongside Guy he is wearing a normal tie, but minutes later they arrive at the car and he now has a bow tie on.See more »


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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Zonad Zany Zimes Zeal Zippidity Zay, 1 June 2010
Author: abtronic from United States

Zonad might not get the appreciation from the description, but this movie was a pleasant surprise. I thought the reality created by the Carney Brothers was refreshing, lite, and enjoyable. At no point did I want to reject that ignorance and acceptance of the space visitor by the towns people, which is a credit to the writing, direction, and performances.

Janice Byrne enticed at every opportunity as the "precocious" and "sexually-frustrated" Jenny, giving Simon Delaney ample moments to shine in his claimed naivete. Delaney, as Zonad, exceeded all expectations, which there were none, so he gets many exaltations. The minor characters added enough charm and quaint towny-vibe to cause no distrust of them. Bonad's addition was a comic gem, the perfect antagonist for this piece. Donna Dent even sold her flirtatious motherly role very well.

Technically, there was nothing remarkable, but the cocaine induced speed up produce a chuckle along with the song choice.

Overall, nice zany moments, and a comedy worth watching.

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