Tailored Films is a creative and corporate film production company based in the heart of Dublin’s city centre. It produce feature films, TV series and promos. The company was established in 2006 by National Film School graduates Ruth Treacy and Julianne Forde. Tailored Films focused on commercials production for the first few years of trading before diversifying into a more creative realm..
In 2016, Tailored Films produced gothic ghost story The Lodgers, written by David Turpin and directed by Brian O'Malley. The film was funded by the Irish Film Board and Epic Pictures Group and was theatrically released in 23 countries before securing a worldwide rights deal with Netflix. It stars Bill Milner, Charlotte Vega, Eugene Simon and David Bradley. Tailored Films currently has a slate of approximately nine projects in development including five with the Irish Film Board, as well as a number of TV projects. The company focuses on compelling, high end genre projects and is keen to expand its focus further into Europe with a number of co production ideas. Their next film 'The Winter Lake', written by David Turpin, will go into production in September 2018.
In addition to their film work, Tailored Films has also produced six short format drama TV series for the Young People’s Programming department of Irish national broadcaster RTÉ. These series include the interactive drama ‘Spooky Stakeout’, season 1 & 2, the mystery drama series 'Miss Mogul', the reality series ‘Life Lessons’ and the 36 part popular comedy series ‘Tim’s Tactical Tips’. Tailored Films latest TV show Mini Moguls is airing on RTE2 currently and they have commissioned a feature film of Mini Moguls that will air on TV in Ireland in 2019.
In 2012, Tailored Films produced its first feature film (a co-production with Fantastic Films), which was funded by the Irish Film Board & MPI Dark Sky Films. The horror-comedy ‘Stitches’ sold internationally to: UK (released in over 100 cinemas by Kaleidoscope), USA (MPI), Germany (Universal), Canada (eOne), Australia (Anchor Bay), France (Family Films), Japan (Shochiku), South Korea (ACP), Benelux (Premiere), Scandinavia (Another World). It also secured international TV deals in Southeast Asia multi territory (Celestial Tiger), Eastern Europe multi territory (Cinemax/HBO) and Latin America multi territory (PayTV & Netflix). USA TV/SVOD deals included FearNet (TV), Netflix US and LatAm and Hulu. Stitches screened at many festivals internationally and won the ‘Midnight X-treme prize’ at Sitges International Film Festival, as well as ‘Best Death’ at Film4 Frightfest. It was the first editor’s choice by Bloody Disgusting and described as being ‘destined to be a cult classic’.
Tailored Films' experience in creating high end content for global cinemas means that we are uniquely equipped to produce high quality corporate videos for our clients. We approach all of our corporate projects with the same creativity, innovation, production value and passion for storytelling as we do in our creative endeavours.
The Digital Film School is an initiative of Tailored Films that facilitates training in filmmaking. Workshops for teenagers and adults have been successfully running throughout Dublin since 2005. The Digital Film School coordinates two national youth filmmaking competitions as well as well as running TY workshops nationwide.
Tailored Films employs five full time staff at its busy office located in Dublin, Ireland. For more info on any team member, please click on their profile.
Ruth is head of creative production and development at Tailored Films. She holds an honours degree in Film Production from the National Film School, IADT and a Post Graduate Diploma in New Business Development (DIT). She is also a graduate of the EAVE European Producer’s Network. Ruth has worked on hundreds of commercial and corporate projects, and has produced and directed five children’s TV series for RTE to date; Spooky Stakeout (seasons 1 and 2), Miss Mogul, Life Lessons and Tim’s Tactical Tips. She has worked as producer on the award winning RTE cross media series Zombie Bashers, as well as on three feature films ‘Stitches‘ (2012, Irish Film Board, MPI Media Group), ‘Spooky Stakeout: The Movie‘ (2016 RTE, MPI Media Group) and ‘The Lodgers‘ (2017, Irish Film Board, Epic Pictures Group). She currently oversees some corporate work and the bulk of the company’s creative development slate of TV and feature films.
Julianne oversees the technical side of operations at Tailored Films. She works in the role of camera and lighting on almost all of the projects shot at Tailored Films. She has an honours degree in Film Production (specialisation Cinematography) from the National Film School, IADT Dún Laoghaire. Julianne has worked as director of photography on hundreds of projects including TV ads, short films, music videos. She has produced and shot five children’s TV series for RTE to date; Spooky Stakeout (seasons 1 and 2), Miss Mogul, Life Lessons and Tim’s Tactical Tips. She has worked as cinematographer on the award winning RTE cross media series Zombie Bashers. She was also Director of Photography on the Irish Film Board funded documentary ‘45’ (2015). She has worked as a producer on Tailored Films 3 x feature films ‘Stitches‘ (2012, Irish Film Board, MPI Media Group), ‘Spooky Stakeout: The Movie‘ (2016 RTE, MPI Media Group) and ‘The Lodgers‘ (2017, Irish Film Board, Epic Pictures Group).
Eithne is an integral part of the production department in Tailored Films. In addition to her work on the film and TV slate, she also works as both a producer and director on commercial projects. She oversees the organisation of logistics from pre-production through to completion on film, TV and corporate projects. Eithne has a literary background and holds a Honours Degree in Politics, International Relations and Sociology from University College Dublin. She has over three years experience in the area of development capital and is an invaluable asset to the company especially in terms of equity funding for Tailored Films’ new ventures.
Oisín is head of Post Production at Tailored Films. He is in charge of all in-house video editing, effects and music. Oisín has an honours degree in Digital Media from the National College of Art & Design, and a Diploma in Animation from Ballyfermot College of Further Education. Oisín worked as Assistant Editor on the gothic horror film “The Lodgers”, due for theatrical release in 2018, as well as the children’s drama feature ‘Spooky Stakeout’ (2016). He was also Assistant Editor and Colourist on the 10 episode children’s drama series “Miss Mogul” for RTE (2016).
Niamh works in the development department at Tailored Films. As Development Executive she is responsible for script curation for the company, vetting all scripts with a view to selecting the best projects to be put forward into production. Niamh is uniquely qualified to advise in this capacity having won awards for her work as a playwright and holding a M.A in Creative Writing from NUIG. Niamh’s creativity and writing acumen combined with her impressive experience working in film; animation (Boulder Media), publishing (Rosetta Books), film (The Weinstein Company) and television (Warner Brothers). Niamh’s playwriting works have been performed in Ireland and will travel to New York in 2018.
1 Nov 16
The Lodgers at AFM
A teaser trailer for The Lodgers is launched at the American Film Market by Epic Pictures
5 Sep 16
Cameras roll on The Lodgers!
We enter the exciting stages of production for The Lodgers - filming mainly in Wexford around the Hook peninsula
1 Aug 16
Prep begins for The Lodgers
Pre-production begins on our feature film 'The Lodgers', written by David Turpin and directed by Brian O'Malley. The film is financed by the Irish Film Board and Epic Pictures
1 Jul 16
We shoot our latest interactive children's drama series Miss Mogul for RTE!
1 May 16
Spooky Stakeout: the Movie!
We secure funding to shoot additional content to create Spooky Stakeout: the movie which we produce and launch at Cannes 2016
1 Mar 16
Dingle Film Festival
Our short documentary 45 is selected as part of the prestigious Dingle Film Festival
1 Jan 16
Padraig Pearse Project
We win the tender to install the multimedia elements and produce a large scale artistic film for the Pearse Museum in Rathfarnham
1 Jan 16
Tailored Films celebrates 10 years!
1 Dec 15
VFX tests - The Lodgers
We embark on filming some challenging VFX tests and a teaser trailer for our upcoming feature project The Lodgers
2 Nov 15
Oisin joins the team!
Oisin O'Neill joins Team Tailored as technical assistant
9 Sep 15
Spooky Stakeout most popular show on RTE Swipe!
Spooky Stakeout is voted the most popular show on the RTE series Swipe and on the children's App.
12 Aug 15
Spooky Stakeout series two filming
The second season of Spooky Stakeout is filmed in a haunted hotel.
12 Jun 15
Spooky Stakeout is recommissioned!
Series two of Spooky Stakeout gets the green light by RTE
13 Apr 15
Frontieres Co-Production Market, Brussels
Our feature project 'The Lodgers' is selected as part of the Frontieres genre market in Brussels (part of BIFFF). Ruth is invited to be chairperson of the EAVE genre financing panel for the second year in a row.
1 Feb 15
Irish Film Board Documentary '45'
Filming begins on our IFB funded short documentary, '45', directed by Katie Lincoln
1 Oct 14
St Petersburg Co-Production Market
Ruth and Julianne are invited to attend the inaugural SPIMF market in St. Petersburg, Russia
1 Oct 14
TV series is commissioned by RTE - the first interactive children’s drama series of its kind in Ireland
7 Jul 14
Irish Film Board
Irish Film Board supports Tailored Films with development funding for 2 x feature films. Both films are launched at the prestigious Fantasia Frontiers genre markets in Montreal (July 2014) and Brussels (April 2015).
1 Jul 14
Inland Fisheries Ireland
Tailored Films win the tender to produce a large educational DVD for the Mulkear Life project in Inland Fisheries Ireland. This involves lots of nature filming over the course of the summer, as well as gathering groundbreaking sea lamprey footage.
8 Jun 14
Ruth and Julianne graduate from the Screen Training Ireland ‘Leading Edge’ programme
20 May 14
Tailored Films produce a music video for Sinead O’Connor
9 Apr 14
Ruth Treacy participates in EAVE and successfully graduates from European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs Producer’s Network. Ruth is invited to represent EAVE and moderate two panels following this course (in Brussels).
1 Nov 13
Children’s TV series is commissioned by RTE
11 Oct 13
Paula & Dave join us!
Two full time members of staff Paula Stewart and Dave Thorpe working with Ruth and Julianne at Tailored Films.
1 Sep 13
Lorraine Harton leaves Tailored Films and is accepted as a third level lecturer on the Film Degree course in Collaiste Dulaigh.
1 Jul 13
Tailored Films employee, Conor Dowling is accepted onto a Masters in Filmmaking course in Filmbase thanks to his experience with Tailored Films. He directs his first feature film 'Light of Day'.
1 Dec 12
We move into larger offices at the front of the building.
1 Oct 12
Cannes Film festival
Stitches sells at the Cannes Film festival and is released in 100 cinemas in the UK & Ireland, Japan and the US. Screens at 12 festivals, picks up two awards and is sold to 15 territories worldwide. It is available to watch on Netflix.
1 Jun 12
Ross Noble & Stitches
We shoot our first Feature Film ‘Stitches’ starring UK comedian Ross Noble
1 May 12
FAI the ‘Time is Now’
Videos screened live at the stadium during the Euro 2012 football qualifiers
1 Sep 11
Tailored Films begin developing Stitches as a feature film with Conor McMahon after the success of Zombie Bashers
1 Jul 11
Conor Dowling starts working with Tailored Films as a sound & production trainee
1 Mar 11
Tim’s Tactical Tips
RTE commissions TV series Tim’s Tactical Tips starring Tim Cleary whose acting talent was discovered on our Digital Film School courses.
1 Jan 10
Winners of Storyland
Winners of Storyland competition run by the Irish National Broadcaster RTE
1 Dec 09
Tailored Films collaborate with Conor McMahon and produce RTE funded web-series Zombie Bashers
1 Nov 09
Julianne nominated for Business Woman of the Year 2009
1 Jul 09
Official EU Supplier
Tailored Films become an official EU supplier
1 Dec 08
2nd member of staff employed, Lorraine Harton initially as a part time producer
1 Oct 08
First member of staff employed, part-time video editor.
1 Sep 08
DIAGEO, INTO & BITC
Tailored Films start working with DIAGEO, INTO and BITC - clients who still work with us today.
1 Jun 08
Digital Media Awards
Tailored Films are finalists in the Digital Media Awards
1 May 08
Youth Filmmaking Competition
2 students from the Digital Film School are chosen to represent Ireland in South Korea at youth Filmmaking competition with their film made on our summer course.
1 Nov 07
Golden Spider Awards
Tailored Films are finalists in the Golden Spider Awards
1 Oct 07
Tailored Films moves into our office at 33 Pearse street sharing tiny office with Connected music magazine.
1 Mar 07
Tailored Films win their first National Tender and produce a promotional video for Waterford IT.
10 Apr 06
Tailored Films move into their start-up office space (with no windows!) in Docklands Innovation Park.
1 Apr 06
Backed by Enterprise Ireland
Ruth Treacy is accepted onto Enterprise Ireland backed DIT ‘Hothouse’ start up programme. She graduates with Post Graduate Diploma in New Business Development.
1 Feb 06
Tailored Films is founded!
Tailored Films is founded by Ruth Treacy and Julianne Forde
1 Jul 05
Digital Film School
Julianne successfully runs the first Digital Film School summer course for teenagers and is accepted onto the Enterprise Ireland backed CREATE start up programme.