Recession: The Movie - the winner


THE WINNER of our Recession: The Moviecompetition is Shaun Lavelle from Crossmolina, Co Mayo. Shaun wins a trip for two to London, to include flights, two nights in a four-star hotel and tickets to the musical Chicago.

Shaun’s entry is printed below and details are below of two runners-up, who each win a six-month subscription to The Irish Times’ DVD Club. Thanks to the hundreds of people who entered and congratulations to the winners.

WINNER: Shaun Lavelle, Crossmolina, Co Mayo

Title: Broke-the-Bank Mountain

Advertising tagline: “Sean FitzPatrick is going down and hes taking BrokeBank Mountain with him. From the makers of I Know Youre On the Dole Since Last Summer comes a chilling tale of corruption, property and greed.”

Cast: Starring Sean FitzPatrick as Jack Twist; Anglo-Irish Bank as The One Who Gets Killed Off First; Nama as the ex-lover with a grudge, and property developers shouting “I wish I knew how to quit you”.

Censor’s warning: Rated N for Nationalised. Not suitable for countries with an AAA credit rating.

RUNNER-UP: Kevin Murray from Ballinasloe, Co Galway.

Title: 2010: A Waste Oddessy

Advertising tagline: “A Builders Merchant-Ivory Tower Production. In Ireland No One Can Here You Scream . . .”

Cast: Peter Griffin as Brian Cowen; Guy Smiley as Brian Lenihan; And introducing a Black Hole as Anglo Irish Bank.

Censor’s warning: Frightening and people may feel short-changed.

RUNNER-UP: Micheal Reidy, Salthill, Co Galway.

Title: Dawn of the Debt

Advertising tagline: “In 2010, the debt shall rise . . .”

Cast: Jude Law as David McWilliams; Leland Orser as Eddie Hobbs; Jeremy Piven as Matt Cooper; Richard Gere as Sean FitzPatrick; Sir Ben Kingsley as Michael Fingleton; Nick Frost as Brian Cowen; Victor Garber as Bertie Ahern

Censor’s warning: Parental guidance advised. May permanently damage your childrens wallets. Possibly their childrens children too!