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ABOUT

THE MOVIE RATS

The Movie Rats is a Dublin-based movie review podcast hosted by Jess Boylan, Sinead Berrill, Adam Carr, and Cassie Egger. The format of the show revolves around a review of a SERIES category topic followed by the recurring "Neado's Nut of the Week" and a secondary film related SEGMENT. In addition to the industry perspective that the four young filmmakers provide on the various aspect of their film discussion, the Movie Rats provide a chaotic flare to their attempts to entertain through analysis. 

The podcast went public in March of 2020 and releases biweekly episodes that range from 45 minutes to over two hours. The conversation is guided by a loose structure of story analysis and production critique. Each season consists of at least 10 episodes and ends with a special review of an entire global film franchise. 

The Movie Rats is produced by Durty Burd Productions in Dublin, Ireland and is released internationally on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. 

SERIES

GENRE

Review of a film falling under a specific genre

BLOCKBUSTERS

Review of a highly anticipated large box office film from any given year

TV SHOWS

Review of the notable points of a syndicated television show

CAREER ANALYSIS

Critical look at the career of a person in film (i.e. actor, writer, director, producer, cinematographer, composer, etc.)

FRANCHISE

Wholistic review of a full film franchise and all of its movie canon (sequels & prequels)

CULT CLASSIC

Review of a film with a cult following or a film that received larger praise later than at the time of its release

DISNEY

Review of a film from the mass media and entertainment conglomerate (including comparative reviews of Live-Action Remakes)

SEGMENT

NEADO'S NUT OF THE WEEK

Reveal and casual discussion of someone in film that Sinead admires

BAD MOVIES

Lighthearted bashing of a film that produced low ratings or simply personally offends one of the Rats

CASSIE COMPLAINS

Whiny discussion of something that Cassie considers a minor inconvenience

UNDERRATED FILM

Review of a film that has received less acclaim than one or more of the Rats feel is deserved

BACON'S LAW

Association game derived from a Kevin Bacon interview in which he stated he could be connected to any person in the industry in 6 steps or less

CHILDHOOD FILM

Review of a beloved film from a Rat's past

MEET THE VOICES OF

THE MOVIE RATS

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JESS BOYLAN

Jess Boylan is an 19 year old film student from Dublin, Ireland.  She began her film experience by working on an unnamed Netflix show and continuing on with film education at Griffith College. She has written numerous scripts, one of which was the basis for a short film that Cassie helped produced. 

Jess has some experience in acting as well. Her background consists mainly of stage acting, but her main passion lies in writing. Jess hopes to work mainly in screenwriting and script development, but is enjoying taking part in all other aspects of film, particularly production design.

Being a new member of the filmmaking community, Jess is currently building her film library and has been enjoying watching older movies including movies like Ghostbusters and Gremlins. In her free time, Jess fishes with her mom.

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SINEAD BERRILL

Sinead Berrill is a 19 year old film student from Co. Meath. Her background consists of producing and production design in theater as well as experience in acting and writing. She has a ITEC Level 2 makeup certification and enjoys playing around with cosmetics.

As a young filmmaker, Sinead has a broad interest in the film industry and hopes to work in nearly all aspects of production, particularly production design and screenwriting. She has a growing interest in music and can play the piano and is a self-proclaimed kazoo expert.

Sinead's interest in film stems from her desire to tell stories that provide an escape for the audience as well as herself. She plans to move to America in the near future to pursue her acting career in New York and Los Angeles. In her free time, Sinead enjoys spending a not-so-quite moment with her 3 rowdy dogs.

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ADAM CARR

Some men aren't born they are forged. The year was 1998, and on an unknown Polynesian island a volcano violently erupted killing the entire population. In the aftermath, a secret team of investigators visited the island in the hopes of finding the cause of such a catastrophe. At the heart of the crater a child was found, still burning.

Adam Carr is 22 years old and was born in Dublin, Ireland. He studied at Maynooth University for two years in a bachelors of science before deciding he wanted to work in a more creative field. 

As a writer and avid film lover, Adam has always had an interest in the film industry. It was this love of film that encouraged him to leave the science field and begin gaining experience in various aspects of production. Adam hopes to establish a career that allows him to produce independent projects and build his portfolio of narrative film and TV. Adam has an expressed interest in paleontology and when he is not working on film projects, he enjoys annoying Cassie to no end.

 
 
 
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CASSIE EGGER

Cassie Egger is a 25 year old freelance videographer from Austin, Texas. She studied business and marketing at The University of Texas at Austin before beginning her career in freelance film production and moving to Dublin in the summer of 2019. She is the oldest of the four and the only foreign member of the Movie Rats main cast.

After graduating from UT, Cassie worked at a small Austin-based studio where she participated in several 48 Hour Film Festival competitions where her team won Best in City in 2017 and attended the International Festival to receive the award in Paris, France. In addition to her work at the studio, Cassie built a small network of clients that worked with her as a freelance producer to create commercial content.

 

In 2015, Cassie traveled to Ireland for the first time to work on a cultural campaign in Dublin where she fell in love with the city and made a decision to live abroad after finishing her degree. Cassie enjoys yoga, painting, and bouldering in her free time.

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