About


Tailored Films is an award winning film production company based in the heart of Dublin. It was established in 2006 by film degree graduates Ruth Treacy and Julianne Forde. Since then it has built up a strong reputation for creating innovative, engaging and entertaining content for cinema, television and corporate clients.

Tailored Films produced their first award winning Irish Film Board funded feature film ‘Stitches’ in 2012. This was theatrically released in over 100 cinemas in the UK and Ireland before and selling worldwide. After producing Stitches, the company began developing a new slate of feature films funded by the Irish Film Board. Most of these projects are focused on topics which are supernatural, science fiction related or thrillers in theme, however the focus has been on more elevated genre pieces rather than straight horror projects. In 2015 Tailored Films secured funding from the Irish Film Board to produce the artistic short documentary '45' which is currently enjoying a festival run.

Tailored Films have also produced five short form drama TV series for the Young People's Programming department of the Irish national broadcaster RTÉ. These series include the interactive drama ‘Spooky Stakeout’, the mystery drama series 'Miss Mogul', the reality series ‘Life Lessons’ and the 36 part popular comedy series ‘Tim’s Tactical Tips’. The drama series Spooky Stakeout was produced as a feature film in 2016, which was financed by RTE and the sales agency MPI Media Group.

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.

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.


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Producer & Director

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.

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Producer & Director of Photography

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).

 

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Producer

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.

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Video Editor

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).

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Development Executive

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.


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Tailored Films Company History

  • 2016
  • 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

    Miss Mogul

    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!

  • 2015
  • 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

  • 2014
  • 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

    Spooky Stakeout

    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

    Leading Edge

    Ruth and Julianne graduate from the Screen Training Ireland ‘Leading Edge’ programme

  • 20 May 14

    Sinead O’Connor

    Tailored Films produce a music video for Sinead O’Connor

  • 9 Apr 14

    EAVE

    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).

  • 2013
  • 1 Nov 13

    Life Lessons

    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'.

  • 2012
  • 1 Dec 12

    Larger Office!

    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

  • 2011
  • 1 Sep 11

    Stitches

    Tailored Films begin developing Stitches as a feature film with Conor McMahon after the success of Zombie Bashers

  • 1 Jul 11

    Conor Dowling

    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.

  • 2010
  • 1 Jan 10

    Winners of Storyland

    Winners of Storyland competition run by the Irish National Broadcaster RTE

  • 2009
  • 1 Dec 09

    Zombie Bashers

    Tailored Films collaborate with Conor McMahon and produce RTE funded web-series Zombie Bashers

  • 1 Nov 09

    Nomination

    Julianne nominated for Business Woman of the Year 2009

  • 1 Jul 09

    Official EU Supplier

    Tailored Films become an official EU supplier

  • 2008
  • 1 Dec 08

    Lorraine Harton

    2nd member of staff employed, Lorraine Harton initially as a part time producer

  • 1 Oct 08

    Video Editor

    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.

  • 2007
  • 1 Nov 07

    Golden Spider Awards

    Tailored Films are finalists in the Golden Spider Awards

  • 1 Oct 07

    Office Move!

    Tailored Films moves into our office at 33 Pearse street sharing tiny office with Connected music magazine.

  • 1 Mar 07

    Waterford IT

    Tailored Films win their first National Tender and produce a promotional video for Waterford IT.

  • 2006
  • 10 Apr 06

    Office Move!

    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

  • 2005
  • 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.

33 Pearse St, Dublin 2

Phone: 015242511
info@tailoredfilms.ie