Rob has just been attached to a new project called This Family; a Likely Story production. The film is directed by D R Hood. Filming has already started over time with their main shoot planned for late spring 2016.
The project is funded by backers and needs your help to raise £30,000 by March 9, 2016. Visit Kickstarter to donate and score yourself a nice reward of your choice!
Owen re-enters the mysterious house of his childhood. He’s still in thrall to his mother, Marianne, a starlet in her youth – at least in her own mind. The family gather for her last birthday. They slaughter a pig and prepare for battle…
Three men in the older generation and two in the younger: Marianne fights to keep them all in her power. In a bid for freedom, Owen pleads with his ex-partner Caroline to join him.
History, memory, ghosts, half-understood secrets, conversations in doorways, aunties, animals, sex, death and cooking… Through it all, Owen quests for Caroline like Launcelot through the old house. But she’s on a quest of her own, and she may leave the country soon.
Our film will be poetic and funny. It’s about learning to live life, and it also evokes a moment in history: the older generation of the family were young in the late 60s/early 70s and the younger generation are living the fallout from their parents’ dramas and lost ideals.
On a deeper level This Family is about lifecycles and generations passing through a single place. Owen and Caroline too, will pass from this house, and even the moors beyond the house will change. The younger generation are always the true inheritors.
While we wait for more news on the second series of Fortitude (currently filming in Iceland), we have a couple of things to share with you!
On Wednesday, two lucky fans met Rob while at the theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – which gives us a clue on what his character will look like in Fortitude. As you can see from Kaia’s tweet below, we can expect his beautiful long curls in series 2!
Basically me at school today!!
Well this happened….
He was so lovely and I’m so happy I was able to meet him pic.twitter.com/AU1FM9v0ft
— Kaia (@Badlands93_) February 10, 2016
I also have the Tommy Tiernan Show that has now surfaced online for people who weren’t able to watch it in Ireland. FWD to about 30 minutes in for Rob’s interview! Note: contains pop-ups.
The Hollywood Reporter has just dropped exciting news! Robert has joined the Series 2 cast of Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude! The British psychological thriller television series has already released it’s first series in the UK and across the U.S, Ireland, Australia, Germany, Austria and Italy with great ratings with Sky Atlantic’s biggest drama commission to date.
We can expect a probable release for Series 2 around October 2016! The series will air on Pivot in the U.S. and in certain European territories on Sky.
If you haven’t seen Fortitude; be sure check out the trailer for series 1 here.
Edit: It has been confirmed that the second series of Fortitude has started filming in London and Iceland! Filming will continue from 2 February until the end of the month. Courtesy of TVSeriesFinale.com
Fortitude is a town in the Arctic that is unlike any other place on Earth. Surrounded by the picturesque polar landscape and filled with residents who form a tight-knit community, the town has never been the site of a violent crime. That changes, though, when a research scientist is killed, which leads to an investigation that prompts police officers begin to suspect and mistrust one another. Members of the community also struggle to understand the terror that has been unleashed among them. While all this is going on, above-average temperatures result in record ice melt, which reveals secrets that have long been hidden underneath Fortitude’s frozen landscape.
Robert Sheehan is Spacehop‘s latest team member as a Strategic Advisor and Investor. He has been involved in helping them get off the ground. Upon hearing about Spacehop the idea just clicked with him. Rob helps out a lot with the look, feel and branding of Spacehop. Check out the very entertaining interview below!