Pretty Deadly Films

Film In Dublin have launched our monthly e-zine Pretty Deadly Films. It celebrates blockbuster films, where the pretty and the deadly do things that are pretty deadly. On film.

Featuring essays, artwork and plenty of little tidbits, PDF is packed with pages celebrating the best of big movies and a must for any film fan. You can sign up for an early heads up to download every month via our mailing list, available HERE.

Check out the latest issues below or go browsing over on our Kofi shop


Pretty Deadly Films – The Artbook 2020 – 2021

In 2020, Film In Dublin launched Pretty Deadly Films, our digital and print zine celebrating cinema – the best of blockbusters, cult hits and new classics. Issues of PDF can feature anything from in-depth articles to cupcake recipes, but every edition also features incredible artwork, and we’ve compiled some of the art featured in the first two years of PDF into one feature length edition.

Featuring thirteen of the best artists in Ireland, Pretty Deadly Films – The Artbook 2020 – 2021 is 35 pages of art and movies coming together, and the results are pretty deadly.
Featuring art by:
o Sarah Elliott
o Simone Kett
o Laura McNamee
o Jess Dunne
o Heather Brennan
o Leeann Hamilton
o Adeola Lawal
o Amy Louise O’Callaghan
o Amy Lauren McGrath
o Panamoo
o Brian Burke
o Katelyn McKenna
o Elly Makem

Get your copy for €10 HERE.

PDF #10 – Marty Party

Our tenth issue is themed all around the works of Martin Scorsese. If there’s one filmmaker who embodies America, and its cinema, and its sins, all in one big-browed bundle, it may be Martin Scorsese. The made man of the movies turns 80 this November, a month that will also see the release of his latest feature, Flowers of the Killer Moon. We wanted to get ahead of the curve and give the man his own flowers early, throwing a Marty Party for Scorsese in our latest issue packed with artistry and insight – its not quite as excessive as the parties of Belfort and pals in Wolf of Wall Street, but rather a delicious and lovingly assembled ensemble, like a beautiful prison pasta dinner. Our call for submissions for PDF #10 prompted the busiest and most enthusiastic response we’ve had yet for Pretty Deadly Films, a reflection of the excitement, introspection and identification that Scorsese’s films explode within the viewer. The word ‘masterpiece’ came back again and again in pitches and articles, all with different films cited, testament to the man’s range and longevity.

Featuring art, essays and ideas by Ciara Moloney, Katelyn McKenna, Jessica Dunne, Néil Rogers, Brian Burke, Kayleigh Donaldson, Amy Lauren McGrath, Jennifer Gannon, and Luke Dunne.

PDF #9 – Good For Her

Our ninth issue is themed all around the film trend ‘Good For Her’. First given a name by @cinematogrxphy on Twitter, the ‘Good For Her’ are women’s stories that provoke a feeling of camaraderie and catharsis in the audience, even or maybe especially when the women on screen are violent and vengeful in their victories. They can be wrenching themselves free from trauma, or just finally getting theirs. From the machinations of Amazing Amy in Gone Girl, to the delicious emancipation of Thomasin in The Witch, or even more conventional protagonists like those of Knives Out, The Invisible Man or Ready or Not, something fun and fascinating happens to audiences when a movie irises out on the glint in a woman’s eye. This is something more than the femme fatale of noir, this is the femme vivant, getting one over on the world that got one over on her first, and you know what? …fair play to her.

Featuring art, essays and ideas by Jess Dunne, Graham Scott, Katie Fleming, Luke Maxwell, Ygrainne Hackett-Cantabrana, James Hudson and Luke Dunne.








PDF 2001

To celebrate Film In Dublin passing 2001 followers on Twitter, we are 2K1 ready
and turning back the clock 20 years with our special 2001 issue, available now,
with pay-what-you-can pricing for a digital download in PDF format.

This double-sided bumper issue features:

  • Original art by Elly Makem, Leeann Hamilton and Jess Dunne
  • A walk through the Wet Hot American Summer by Stacy Grouden
  • Essays on the old school, medieval and online as Luke looks at A Knight’s Tale and Shrek Retold
  • Digimon gets its due diligence courtesy of Paul Dunleavy

and more!

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PDF #7 Bangers, Bops & Needle Drops

Issue Seven – Bangers, Bops & Needle Drops is available now, with pay-what-you-can pricing
for a digital download in PDF format.

This double-sided bumper issue features:

  • Original art by Katelyn McKenna and Jess Dunne
  • A list that Walks Hard by Luke Dunne
  • An essay on the music of Sofia Coppola movies by Jennifer Gannon
  • A selection of perfect needle drops in Queer Cinema by Francesco Bacci
  • An exploration into the soundtrack of Velvet Goldmine by Saoirse Ní Chiaragáin

and more!

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PDF #6 School’s Out For Summer

Issue Six – School’s Out For Summer available now, with pay-what-you-can
pricing for a digital download in PDF.

This issue features:

  • Original art by Brian Burke and Jess Dunne
  • A recipe for a Breakfast Club Sandwich by Luke Dunne
  • An essay on excitement and melancholy in Teen Movies by Ciara Moloney
  • A list of queer coming-of-age stories by Francesco Bacci
  • An essay on the 2017 Power Rangers reboot and its truer to life teens by Graham Day
  • Your guide to teens texting that slashers are after them this summer

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PDF #5 Reboots, Returns, Revivals

Issue Five – Reboots, Returns, Revivals available now, with pay-what-you-can
pricing for a digital download in PDF. 

This issue features:

Art by Amy Lauren McGrath and Panamoo
A recipe for Zombie Brain Chocolate Cupcakes from burlesque baker Oh Golly! Miss Dolly!
An essay on the expectations of actors who have to reboot their image by Jess Dunne
An essay on the un-killably cool Scream series by Emma Kiely
À la carte blanche – a curated menu of reboots from locally-sourced directors

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