The Cutting Room

Warts and All

Cast and Crew of the short film, ‘Warts and All’ on location in Galway.

Post Production is nearing completion with Simon at ‘Craft- Post House‘ on a new short film Produced by Lee Crowley, Directed by Pat Shortt and starring Michelle Lehane and Danny McCafferty.

The film is also written by Michelle Lehane and was filmed on location in Co.Galway in February 2022. Avenue Productions are behind the short and have previous success with films such as,

  • 2021 Give Him Time (Drama)
  • 2020 Tyre Kickers (Drama)
  • 2019 Old Firm Day (Drama)
Avenue Productions (Click for info)


Pat Shortt’s Comedy Heads

Released on October 30th, the brand new online programme, Pat Shortt’s Comedy Heads.

Produced by Short Comedy Theatre Company and Funded by Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Pat Shortt has collaborated with Joe Rooney and The Dublin Comedy Improv Club to create a special one off programme of comedy sketches and general madness.

Filming took place in the Moat Theatre, Naas as well as Limerick School of Art & Design, TUS, Limerick with Simon taking on the dual role of cinematographer and editor.

Faye Shortt discussing the cut with Pat Shortt while Simon is editing.
Editing Timeline for Pat Shortt’s Comedy Heads


Keeping It On Track

Work has just been completed on a new short documentary called ‘Keeping It On Track’. Detailing the work by the team at the Moyross Youth Academy, in taking a proactive solution to a social problem, the Motocross programme is providing education, safety and a cultural change to the use of scramblers and quad bikes in urban areas.

More details soon.


The Wellness Hour with Paaah & Sile

Pat Shortt the renowned Irish comedian brings his number one comedy show podcast”The Wellness Hour with Paaaah ” to the screens! Now co-starring reporter Sile, Faye Shortt, this is pure family entertainment at it’s best.

The Short Comedy Theatre Company Ltd.

Delighted to be working as Camera Operator and Editor on this special programme for Pat Shortt. Since the Podcast back in January 2020, work has been carried out on multiple sketches, such as the ‘Waiting Room’ which featured on RTÉ Does Comic Relief, in June 2020.

Part-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport and
Media from the Live Performance Support Scheme, this programme will be available to stream from DICE.FM from December 19th to January 2nd. For tickets click the link or photo above.

This project has been part-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport and
Media from the Live Performance Support Scheme.
Tá an tionscadal seo páirt-mhaoinithe ag An Roinn Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Oidhreachta, Ealoíon,
Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán ón  Scéim Cúnta maidir le Taibhléiriú Beo.


Dr.Fintan O’Brien, from the podcast, ‘The Wellness Hour with Paaaah’, graced our screens on June 26th 8pm RTÉ One for RTÉ Does Comic Relief. Pat Shortt has brought one of the favourite characters of the podcast to the small screen with hilarious results. The sketch also features a new character, Sile DeBurca Ní Cormicain played by Pat’s daughter Faye Shortt.

This sketch was filmed on location in Co. Limerick. (Camera and Editing by Simon.)

If you want to hear more of Dr. Fintan and other characters check out series one of the podcast Here

OR click the Image below.


LSAD Graduate Show 2020


Produced for LSAD, I had the pleasure of working once again with Actor, Comedian and Producer, Pat Shortt on a 45 minute documentary for the LSAD Graduate Show 2020.

This ambitious project was filmed and edited over 4 days and includes samples of students work from the LSADGRADUATES.IE website as well as a few special surprise guests.

Filming was done in coordination with COVID 19 social distancing and precautions.

Editing was done on Adobe Premiere CC 2020 with the music produced by Daragh Dukes.


Director: Pat Shortt

Camera / Editing: Simon McGuire

Rigger/ Camera Assist: Mark Griffin

Music: Daragh Dukes

(This documentary can be viewed on the ‘Screening Room‘ page)


‘Tis…the end

Closed doors of the Museum.

With the recent closure of the Frank McCourt Museum in Limerick, we were on site to record images of the museum as well as an emotional interview with the museum’s curator and founder Una Heaton.

Containing stories of the foundation of the Museum, the many national and international visitors, the unveiling of the bust of Frank by his wife Eileen and family, Una retells her journey and ultimately the very difficult decision to close the doors for the last time. ‘Tis…the end, also frames the many artefacts, the classroom, bedroom and kitchen reconstructions in the legacy this great museum has given to Limerick over the years.

‘Tis…the end, a short documentary, is available to watch on our Screening Room Page


Before His Eyes

Short Film

Post-Production has now completed on a new Irish Short Film; Before His Eyes.

Set against the backdrop of late 20th century rural Ireland, Anthony McCourt (Paul Boyle) recounts the tale of his youth, his involvement in the IRA and the devastating repercussions dealt to those around him. Before His Eyes is a short narrative drama with a historical focus, a tale of loss, exploring family, brotherhood and the consuming nature of being dedicated to a cause.

A big thanks to Paul Boyle, Actor/Director and his family for their hospitality during the shoot and to all involved.

Before His Eyes will be making the rounds on the Film Festival circuit in the coming weeks and months ahead.

More info soon but in the mean time check out the trailer below

Before His Eyes TRAILER from Simon McGuire on Vimeo.

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