Our 2018 In Review

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Can you believe it’s Christmas already? It seems like just yesterday since we wrote out 2017 year in review – how time flies! In 2018, we were lucky to work on some really amazing projects.

We had a brilliant start to the year when The Lodgers won the IFTA for Best VFX. As we were up against industry behemoths Game of Thrones we were absolutely delighted. The VFX team on the film was incredible so the award was well and truly deserved. Following the IFTA win, The Lodgers was released theatrically in 24 countries including Italy where it showed in a massive 200 screens.

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The project that took up a lot of our time of this year was our 15 part kids drama Mini Moguls which screened on RTE2 in November. Mini Moguls followed Grace Campbell, a totally ordinary fourteen year old who is thrilled to be given an opportunity to compete for a job with Max Mogul, a YouTube and tech sensation. However, she soon realises that she’s caught up the nefarious plans of an evil corporation. We shot Mini Moguls over three weeks in Castleknock College with a really talented cast and crew. Mini Moguls the Movie will also be showing at 10.50am on Sunday 23rd December on RTE2 – make sure to check it out!

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With the generous support of Screen Ireland, we currently have six projects in funded development. This includes our new feature The Winter Lake, body horror Hive Mind, dystopic sci-fi Black Unicorn, psychological thriller Don’t Come After Me, VR noir Dead Cities and surreal drama The Foundling.

Team Tailored was also represented at numerous markets this year including Cannes, Berlin, Content London, Les Arcs and of course, glamorous Galway.

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On the corporate side of things, we worked on a lot of really cool promos in 2018. Notable projects included videos for the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment and An Garda Siochana. We were also lucky to continue our work in 2018 producing videos for companies in the charity / not for profit sector.

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An even busier 2019 is planned as our next feature film The Winter Lake goes into production in Spring 2019 and we’ll also be continuing to work on children’s drama development for RTE.

We’d like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

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A word from our most recent intern, Jordan

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Hi there! My name is Jordan and I’ve been an interning here since October. Since arriving at Tailored Films, I have interacted with nothing but kind hearted, passionate people. Though I came during a period of relative downtime, there were still plenty of experiences for me to be involved with their projects and to take on challenges in areas like editing, sound design, and screenwriting.

I was also able to be on set for a few different shoots for various corporate clients including events shot at the Royal College of Surgeons and Trinity College. The shoots were typically kept as small as possible to give comfort to the subject, but on more than one occasion I was given learning opportunities well outside the realm of film. In one shoot at a local dentistry, we were crammed into an operating room and I actually got to be onscreen a little bit as a patient. On the shoot at the Royal College of Surgeons, I got to sit in on a graduate level lecture on biology (I think I understood some of it) and get an inside look at the lab spaces.

Besides the shoots, I attended two different social events, an Animation event at the American Ambassador’s house and the Ireland of Horrors Panel at Trinity College. The horror panel gave me a greater understanding of Irish film and allowed me to ask questions to people such as Conor McMahon who directed Tailored Film’s Stitches. This was actually my first day at Tailored and it gave me a lot of insight into what I would be doing in the future.

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The event at the American Ambassador’s house was actually a promotional event for Pixar’s Ralph Wrecks the Internet and included people such as John C. Reilly and director Phil Johnston. I got to have a lot of free fancy hors doeuvres and wine and talk to plenty of interesting people from the Irish Animation Industry. I was definitely not expecting anything like this to happen when I started this internship, but I’m glad it did.

As I leave Tailored Films, I am excited to see the projects that I have been helping prepare see a release in the coming year. I’ll miss my time here, but hopefully will connect with the people I met here further along in my own career.

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