Patrick Kinsella is head of creative partnerships and AFP on Red Hot at Virgin Media Television (VMTV). He started life in the broadcast world having completed communications in DCU as a mature student. He was a news editor before becoming a producer on Ireland AM. He has produced a host of diferent shows and documentaries at VMTV.
01 What was your earliest ambition?
When I was six, I wanted to work in a sweet shop in Castleknock
02 It’s our round. What are you having?
Mine’s a pint please
03 Social media platform of choice?
Twitter but trying to make friends with Insta
04 A mentor or someone that inspired you?
Noel Keating of Kepak. A believer in work hard, play hard
05 If you could be born into another time and place, where and when would it be?
06 Favourite writers?
Recently read Helen DeWitt’s The Last Samurai and loved it
07 A film you’d watch again tonight?
The Big Lebowski
08 Is there an unsung hero you’d like to thank?
My swimming coach in school, Fr Cantillon
09 Something that no longer happens that you miss?
Going for hot chocolate with my sons after school when they were five
10 Desert island pet: Dog or cat?
11 Favourite ad?
The TAM ad which we at Red Hot created
12 Are you an early adopter? What’s new?
Not really. Combine the Leap card with the Dublin Bike card in one
13 A brand to which you feel some loyalty?
Jack Jones, as they make jeans with my leg size
14 Someone you might be starstruck to meet?
15 Something that recently brought a tear to your eye?
Falling off an electric scooter on holidays
16 Something that recently got your goat?
Cars driving too fast around where I live
17 What would be your fantasy act of heroism?
Going back in time to prevent WW2 happening
18 You’ve won the Euromillions and disappeared. Where might we find you?
Vaison, Provence in the south of France
19 Someone or something that strikes you as beautiful?
Looking out to sea, almost anywhere
20 ‘Here lies Patrick Kinsella’. Complete your epitaph…
‘Here lies Patrick, he gave it his best shot’