showcase magazine Mar 2012dublin issue 330
Welcome to the debut issue of Showcase Dublin, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the Irish visual media industry, with more information available in our dedicated Photo and Film directories.
Dublin's international reputation as a top-class production location has been firmly established over recent years thanks to a winning combination of great locations, competitive incentives for film production and committed local support.
The city's rich architectural history has seen it feature in numerous international TV and film productions, and through the FILM DUBLIN Partnership dozens of local organisations have committed to offering production-friendly services in and around the city.
There has never been a better time to explore what Dublin - and the rest of Ireland - has to offer to the international production industry.
Our cover image was shot by Sean And Yvette.
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StormLight Dublin commercials production
StormLight is an award-winning production company based in Cork. Clients include National Geographic, RTÉ, Network 7, UKTV, Discovery Channel, Heineken, Siptu, The Simon Community and B&Q.
StormLight produces commercials, music videos, dramas and high-end corporates. In addition, the company is currently developing a slate of television projects.
StormLight is headed by Director Donogh MacCarthy-Morrogh and Producer Odette Norman. Donogh is a BBC-trained director who has directed documentaries including “The Alms Race” for BBC and “World's Strictest Parents” for Danish TV, as well as numerous commercials and dramas including BAI-funded “The Wrong Turn”.
Visit the website for more information.
Irish Film Board Dublin associations
The Irish Film Board (IFB) is the national development agency for the Irish film industry investing in talent, creativity and enterprise. The agency supports and promotes the Irish film industry and the use of Ireland as a location for international production.
IFB provides investment for the development, production and release of Irish feature films, television, animation, documentaries and short films.
The Film Commission arm of the agency attracts direct inward investment by assisting international producers with their needs while on location in Ireland. The Location Services Unit provides comprehensive information about all aspects of filming in Ireland, from tax incentives to locations, casting, crews, equipment and facilities.
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D-light Studios Dublin rental studios photo
D-Light is the creation of fashion photographer Agata Stoinska and came about initially as a response to the lack of inspiring, practical photographic studios she thought were available to rent in Dublin.
The company has two large studios located in a two-storey stone warehouse dating from the 1850s. The overall concept of the studio design is to preserve the unique character of the building, optimise its tremendous size, and provide clients with a practical and productive work environment. The studios offer a uniquely flexible combination of size, central location, architectural character and functionality.
Facilities include change and make-up areas, vehicle access direct to the studio floor, administration office (including free Wi-Fi), kitchen, toilets and shower room.
South Studios Dublin rental studios photo and film
South Studios is an 18th century protected structure containing three unique studios split over three floors. Due to the history of the building, each studio has something to offer, from the old Victorian beams of the Loft Studio to the beautiful wooden floors and high ceiling of the Laundry Room. The essence of the building is felt throughout, in a beautiful and uncompromising simplicity that makes South Studios a perfect venue for any production.
Profoto, Elinchrom, Kino Flo, Arri HMI Lighting is offered via the company's lighting partners.
The studio is only five minutes from Dublin city centre and 30 minutes from the airport. Amenities include free parking, kitchen, changing room, make-up area, Wi-Fi, 3-Phase Power in all studios, daylight and blackout options. The studio can also provide professional staff including assistants, production staff, stylists and make-up artists.
Visit the website for more information.
9 Bond Street Dublin rental studios
9 Bond Street Photographic Studios, located minutes from Dublin city centre, has two modern studios available for hire: a white daylight studio with cyclorama (100 m²) and a studio with blackout option (50 m²).
Facilities include a cafe bar, hair and make-up salon, dressing room and shower. Wi-Fi access is available in the building, as well as heating and air conditioning. Profoto and Manfrotto lighting equipment can be hired for studio or location work. The studios can also accommodate up to 150 people, making the space ideal for fashion shows, meetings, creative workshops and product launches.
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Brendan Duffy Dublin advertising photographers
Born in Dublin in 1973, Brendan grew up in various parts of Ireland before returning to live in Dublin in 1991, where he has been based since. Brendan has 13 years experience as a commercial photographer and has travelled extensively with his work, including commissions and personal projects in Paris, Ibiza, Moscow, Tuscany, Spain and Cuba.
Specialising in photographing people and lifestyle images for advertising, design and editorial, Brendan's style is recognised as vibrant, colourful and fresh. His hair & beauty work have been internationally awarded, his images twice winning "Global Stylist of the Year" in 2009 and 2010, for the OMC Prestige Club in Paris. He is the first Irish photographer to be awarded by the OMC.
Brendan's clients include Allied Irish Banks, Britvic, Currys, Deloitte, Diageo, Pantene, PC World, Sony BMG and Vodafone.
Brendan Duffy is seeking representation outside of Ireland.
Sean Breithaupt and Yvette Monahan Photography Dublin advertising photographers
Sean Breithaupt and Yvette Monahan are two photographers who work together shooting a diverse range of assignments for the advertising and design worlds.
In 2011 they were selected to showcase work in the Communication Arts Photography Annual and Luerzers Archive '200 Best Ad Photographs' Award Book.
Visit their website for more information.
Patrick McHugh Dublin advertising photographers
Photographer Patrick McHugh grew up in Greenwich village, New York City. His family returned for a time to Ireland, where Patrick attended Secondary School. It is these teenage formative years, spent in the west of Ireland, that Patrick credits for his visual aesthetic.
Later, Patrick returned to the West Village and studied photography at SVA and Parsons School of Art and Design in NYC. After working in the U.S. for almost 10 years he moved to Europe and spent three years in Barcelona.
Today, Patrick is an established fashion and advertising photographer who works from his base in Ireland. He is currently working on several personal photo projects. His clients have included Aer Lingus, McDonald’s, Mazda and Time Inc., and his work has featured in Communication Arts, the New York Photo Festival and the Royal Hibernian Academy.
Mike O'Toole Dublin people & lifestyle photographers
Mike O'Toole is known for his 'reflective' intimate style of photography. He believes that the best photography belongs to another dimension beyond the aesthetic.
His project 'The Shrinking Horizons of Childhood' received an honorable mention in the 2010 Bernice Abbott photography awards in America. His advertising clients include Aer Lingus, Coca-Cola, Glanbia, Kellogg's, O2, Pfizzer, Superquinn, Tesco and Vodafone. His work has also appeared in Condé Nast Traveller and The Washington Post and has won several international awards, including a Silver at the Aop, Archive, Communication Arts and The International Photographers Awards.
Contact Mike on +353(0)87 242 8882 or visit his website to view a portfolio of his work.
mark nixon Dublin portrait photographers
Widely considered to be one of Ireland's leading commercial portrait photographers, Mark Nixon specialises in photographing people. Shooting editorial, advertising, fashion and commercial images, he operates from a state-of-the-art studio in Clontarf, Dublin, just 10 minutes from the airport and city centre.
In Dublin Magazine recently wrote: "Nixon has an uncanny ability to capture the essence of his subjects and produces lasting images that have emotional resonance."
Recent subjects include Elbow, Paolo Nutini, Dara O’Briain, The Script, Christy Moore, Jason Byrne, Brian O'Driscoll, Sharon Corr, Miriam O’Callaghan, Des Bishop, Glenda Gilson, Caprice, Delores O’Riordan and Roddy Doyle, to name but a few.
Cliona O'Flaherty Dublin food & drink photographers
Cliona O’Flaherty specialises in food and lifestyle photography and also directs and produces films through Rocket Science Productions.
Clíona is available for work in Ireland and internationally. Clients include Vodafone, FBD Insurance, Philadelphia, and many more. Her work has also appeared in publications such as Interview Magazine (NYC), The Guardian (UK) and The Irish Times (IRL).
Agata Stoinska Dublin beauty photographers
Agata Stoinska is one of Ireland's most sought-after fashion, beauty and fine art photographers. Irish clients include Brown Thomas, Arnotts, Dunnes Stores, Heatons and FeeG, to name but a few.
Agata also provides editorials and cover features for top Irish publications including LIFE Magazine, Irish Tatler, Social and Personal, Irish Brides, Confetti and Image Magazine.
Most recently her work was published in NOI.SE Magazine. Agata’s personal work has also been exhibited in galleries throughout Ireland, Europe and the United States.
Based in Dublin, she works from her studio, D-light Studios. In 2010 she started international photography magazine BLOW.
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Irish Production Services Belfast photo production
Irish Production Services is a full service photo production company that provides top end services to clients and photographers from around the world.
The company believes that each project is an opportunity to create great images and have fun while doing it. Every shoot produced is a chance to make new relationships and strengthen existing ones; whether it be with a photographer, client, or the entire crew.
Services include location scouting, managing, line producing, production management and real people casting on national commercials, print campaigns, features and editorials.
IPS endeavours to not only make a project efficient but to create positive energy on set, so that at the end of the day clients go home with more than just beautiful images; they take with them the experience.
IPS has produced projects in Canada, USA, UK, Italy, France, Hungary, Bahamas, Monaco and Ireland, specialising in locations and production.
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Swann Production Dublin location service and scouts
Established 15 years ago specifically to facilitate photographic shoots, Swann Production provides a full service throughout Ireland, from casting, scouting and permitting to catering, transport and prop hire.
Clients include :
- USA - Bergdorf Goodman, Vanity Fair, Anthropologie, JCrew, Neiman Marcus.
- Europe - Lacoste, Peek & Cloppenburg, H&M, L'Uomo Vogue, French Vogue.
- UK - British Vogue, Boden, Toast, Marks and Spencer, Land Rover.
- Japan - Pen Magazine, Ricoh, Jun Ashida.
Photographers include Mario Testino, Perry Ogden, Platon,Terry Richardson, David Bailey, Alasdair McLellan, Tom Craig, Tim Walker and Anton Corbijn.
Visit Swann production's online database to search thousands of European locations.