Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Ruairí Coughlan 

BA [Hons] Film + Television Production

Ruairí Coughlan has written several features and pilots, while also having directed and produced many projects during his time at the NFS. His graduate project KNO News is a half hour comedy pilot about the crew and contributors of a dystopian news show. Originally a studio based sketch show, COVID-19 forced Ruairí to reinvent the show as a sitcom with some of the original show’s sketches reincorporated. Now completed, KNO News stands as a showcase of Ruairí’s ability to organise, creatively solve problems and use his own initiative to drive a project forward. It’s also really funny. To view the full episode please contact Ruairí through the links available.

Project Description

KNO News is a half hour satirical sitcom, written, produced and directed by Ruairí Coughlan. With a mix of traditional shooting and Zoom filmmaking, KNO News is a hilarious example of the possibilities of television when it's given limitations.

Thesis: How Archetypes of Masculinity Inform the Character Writing of Fargo The Television Show

An exploration of the television adaptation of Fargo and how classical archetypes of masculinity inform the writing of the show's characters. A look at modern prestige television drama through the lens of early American theatre, queer theory, religious theory, sociology, psychology, gender theory and good old fashioned film theory.