Ireland is home to some of Europe’s leading Animation and Special Effects companies and has become a hotbed for creativity that has emerged from a smorgasbord of influences: first and foremost is a long history of story-telling that is part of the Irish DNA; mix this with a young, educated and creative workforce; and then sprinkle liberally with more than 10 years of the world’s largest technology companies investing in Ireland, and the result is a powerful cocktail of tech-savvy talent, bursting with ideas and creativity.
A selection of those companies will be in London on 25th June celebrating Irish talent and creativity in the UK TV, Film and Special Effects industry. An introduction to those companies is summarised below. To find out more about the companies or the event on the 25th June, call Andy Carr on 0207 438 8724 or by email.
Brown Bag Films is one of Europe’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. After 21 years in the business, their Dublin based HQ continues to produce cutting-edge animation for the international market, collecting numerous awards along the way
Kavaleer Films has steadily been building a reputation for themselves over the past ten years as one of the most savvy and talented studios on the block. The studio has crafted a niche that sees it recognized internationally as a creator of award–winning film and television projects on one hand, while also working as a trusted provider of animation, interactive and design services.
Windmill Lane specializes in creating high end visual effects for feature film and television. Established in 2010, the talented teams at Windmills Lane collaborate with directors and producers in bringing their vision to the screen. A wealth of talent and experience in all aspects of the VFX industry allows them to work efficiently in an environment that is both relaxed and creatively stimulating.
Tailored Films is an award winning production company based in the heart of Dublin, established in 2006 by film degree graduates Ruth Treacy and Julianne Forde. Since then, it has built a strong reputation in developing and producing high impact, cost effective promotional, educational and training videos. The Company approaches all projects in a fresh, creative and innovative manner. There is a story at the heart of every video and the team at Tailored are passionate about bringing this to life through film.
Deadpan Pictures is a boutique award winning production company specialising in comedy for both TV and Feature Film. Deadpan works with the best in Irish comedy talent, striving to bring projects with a distinct Irish flavour to the international market. We create content from development into production, we make for bespoke co-production partners with in excess of twenty years of experience in tailoring a co-production into whatever is required.
Egg Productions is a VFX and post-production company based in the heart of Dublin City Centre. Celebrating 10 years of business, Egg has established itself as one of Irelands leading post and VFX houses and is a founder member of the VFXAI (VFX Association of Ireland). With knowledge of all aspects of Visual Effects, picture and sound post production and tons of experience in overseas co-productions that take advantage of Irelands generous tax breaks for film and television. Egg has a young and talented team of artists and technicians driven by a passion for combining creativity with technology, delivering perfect pictures and sound.
Piranha Bar is a production company and a full service post facility. The talented team share a passion for perfection in storytelling. From live-action to animation to high-end VFX to origami and lots in between, every executional technique supports ‘The Story’. This results in engaging, beautifully crafted work that speaks, sometimes whispers and occasionally screams with one singular creative voice.
Story Toys was founded in 2008 by brothers Aidan and Kevin Doolan and become one of the world’s leading publishers of innovative, entertaining apps for tablets and mobile phones. Story Toys invented the “digital pop-up book,” an idea which enthralled audiences around the globe when Rumpelstiltskin was released in 2010 (the company was called Ideal Binary back then). The multi-talented team includes writers, artists, musicians, programmers and designers working together to create wonderful interactive experiences with simple goals in mind – to make children smile and laugh (and to give parents a break.)
Pink Kong Studios is a Dublin based animation studio bringing stories to life. The stories and characters are developed in a unique manner, with Multi-Platform Interactivity in mind. Developing stories where the end user becomes part of the story evolution. Pink Kong studios create branded entertainment for TV, Games and Film with interactivity deployment from the outset
Double Z Enterprises is a multi-award winning TV production company established in 1987. The core of the company is the unique production, writing and performing partnership of Ciaran Morrison and Mick O’Hara, coupled with the business management of Ronan McCabe. Double Z has provided both UK and Irish television (including RTE, BBC, ITV Channel 4 and MTV) with some well-known and well-loved comedy shows and puppet characters for both adults and children, including phenomenal Europe-wide success that is Zig & Zag.