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Scun Scan productions is a long-established, award-winning video production company, based just outside Dublin in the Meath Gaeltacht of Rath Cairn. The company’s managing director is Dónall Ó Maolfabhail, a graduate of the Masters school of journalism in Dublin City University and of the Ard Dioplóma i Cumarsáid Fheidhmeach in UCG. He also holds a degree in history and Irish from Maynooth university.

Combining well-honed journalistic skills, with the knowledge of what makes good strong television, over the years Ó Maolfabhail and his small talented team have produced a wide range of high-quality television programmes for RTE and TG4 as well as a range of corporate videos for various clients. Scun Scan Productions specialises in producing thought-provoking documentaries with high-production values such as "Enigma de Blaghd" a profile of Ernest Blythe and "Lugs" a profile of legendary Dublin Garda Jim Brannigan. As well as directing programmes for Scun scan Productions, he has also directed programmes in RTE for both their Scannal” series and “Oileán” series

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Scun Scan Productions is also one of a small number of companies that continues to pioneer independently produced investigative programming in Ireland. Its most recent offering in this regard, "Iniúchadh Oidhreacht na Cásca - which examined the controversial recent planning history of the 1916 historical site in Moore Street Dublin - was selected for a Platinum award at the International Houston Texas Film Festival.  Other investigative programmes include “Fullerton” which investigated the assassination of the Donegal councillor Eddie Fullerton, and “Brathadóirí” a series which looked at the some of the more dark seedy aspects associated with the role informers played in the recent Irish Troubles.

On the other hand Scun Scan’s historical documentaries have covered issues as diverse, as a series on Irish Highwaymen, the fascinating history of the order of the Redemptorists priests in Ireland, 100 years of the GAA in Ulster, how the Rath Cairn Gaeltacht came about, and the miscarriage of justice that followed the Sallins Train Robbery. While among its catalogue of art documentaries are "Aisling Hollywood" a profile of Irish Hollywood actress Fionnula Flanagan and "File na gCartún" a profile of political cartoonist Doll. 

Prior to taking over Scun Scan Productions Ó Maolfabhail worked with the Pat Kenny radio show and as reporter for Radio na Gaeltachta in RTE. He also worked as PRO for the North South Irish Language body Foras na Gaeilge and as media consultant to the All Party Oireachtas Committee on the Constitution. He has published a wide range of articles both in English and Irish, and has lectured in media studies in Maynooth University. 

Scun Scna on location Scun Scan on location
Scun Scan on location Scun Scan on location

Scun Scan Productions is always developing ideas in-house. However we also welcome new ideas info@scunscan.ie

Any ideas submitted are done so at ones own risk, but it is not a policy of Scun Scan Productions to abuse ideas submitted to them from 3rd parties. We endeavour to reply to everyone that contacts us, but this may take a while depending on the time of year.

The current board of directors are, Dónall Ó Maolfabhail, Pádraic Mac Donncha, Pádraic Mac Craith, Colm Dubh Ó Méalóid, Liam Mac Cóil, Caoimhín Mac Namidhe and Pádraig Ó Conghaile.