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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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17 March 2010 (Ireland) See more »
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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 »
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  (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
Elizabeth Kirby .... costumer
Karen Rigg .... costumer
Editorial Department
Warren Dowling .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Martin Fanning .... assistant editor
Suzanne McKenzie .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Brendan O'Sullivan .... location assistant
Michael Swan .... location manager: additional filming
Music Department
Vladislav Boyadjiev .... music scoring engineer
Ciarán Byrne .... score mixer
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
Chris Roufs .... script supervisor: reshoots

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Additional Details

75 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.77 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

The camera used for filming had to be specially adapted to use different lenses. A result of this was that all the footage was filmed upside-down. This meant that monitors were normally also turned upside-down to make the picture the right way up. When reshoots were filmed, the camera used did not have to have these adjustments made, meaning all of this footage was normal.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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Aliens know their way around an Irish town well, 27 February 2011
Author: napierslogs from Ontario, Canada

Zonad is probably an alien. What other explanation could there be for finding a red, leather-clad man passed out on your living room floor? So the charade begins. The ruse is obvious to us of course because everything about Zonad is just plain stupid, and funny.

This film finds an hilarious way to tackle naiveté vs. experience, alcoholism vs. sobriety, and mankind vs extraterrestrials. All the characters had such amusing, naive character traits, that it is more fun to accept Zonad than not. It was surprising how easy it was for made up aliens to get laid, but such is the way of life in Ballymoran, Ireland.

If you enter this town, you will need to fall for the sexual and musical charms of Zonad and his fellow alien, Bonad, otherwise you will find yourself on the outside of the city limits with no way back in. "Zonad" is recommended for those that like the quirky charms of small Irish towns mixed with the alcohol-induced and sexually-laced jokes for American audiences but written with the smart and adept skill of small, independent filmmakers.

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