Reeling in 2016 – Tailored Films Year in Review

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merry-christmas-text-png-clipartThe end of another year – it’s been an action packed one for us! As 2016 draws to a close, we thought we’d have a look back over the exciting productions we’ve worked on this year.

In early 2016 we were lucky enough to produce films for two permanent exhibitions with audio visual content. The first was an exhibition on Padraig Pearse in the Pearse Museum, Rathfarnam. We produced content about his early life, his writing and his life as a Rebel during the 1916 Rising. Below are a few images from the exhibition. We also produced content for an exhibition about the Presentation Sisters in Killenard, Co. Laois.


Filming at Pearse Museum


Padraig Pearse’s cottage, Rosmuc Connemara

2016 also saw our children’s adventure tv series ‘Spooky Stakeout’ turn into a feature film! The film (which was voted the most popular show on RTE Swipe TV) was made into a feature length version thanks to additional funding from MPI Media Group, and was released on DVD in October 2016 and was broadcast on RTE2 on Halloween Day. The film sees the return of Team Spooky – this time solving a mystery in a haunted castle! The original cast (Lioyd Hogan, Zena Donnelly, Harry Behan and Tadhg Moran) were joined by new cast member, Lauren Kinsella (You’re Ugly Too, They Shoot People).

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We also went into production with our 5th RTE children’s drama series. Miss Mogul is a mystery series which follows two twin sisters.. When outgoing Katie is poisoned by a member of her video blog crew, shy and quiet Emily is forced to assume her outgoing identical twin sister’s identity to investigate the culprit. We had a lot of fun shooting this with our talented cast and crew. Miss Mogul aired on RTE2 on September 30th and ran for ten weeks. You can still catch the episodes on the SwipeTV app.


In September we went into production with our gothic horror feature film – The Lodgers (funded by the Irish Film Board and US Sales Agent Epic Pictures). The film was directed by Brian O’ Malley and written by David Turpin. The shoot took us all over the country including two weeks of filming in Ireland’s most haunted house, Loftus Hall!


Loftus Hall

The Lodgers is set in 1920’s rural Ireland during its War of Independence and tells the story of Anglo Irish twins Rachel and Edward who are just about to turn 18. They reside in a crumbling manor on the edge of a village, where they have lived alone since their parents’ untimely death. Except they are not entirely alone – for they share the house with an unseen spiritual force which resides in the basement, known only as The Lodgers. The twins must live by very strict rules set out by The Lodgers, or face unknown and devastating punishments.

Our talented cast included Spanish actress Charlotte Vega, UK actors Bill Milner (X-Men First Class, Anthropoid) Eugene Simon (Game of Thrones), David Bradley (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones), along with Irish Talent Deirdre O’ Kane, Moe Dunford (Vikings) and Roisin Murphy. The film is in post production and due for release in 2017. Follow #thelodgersmovie for more updates.


Edward (Bill Milner), Mr Montague and director Brian O’ Malley


Dessie (Moe Dunford) and Rachel (Charlotte Vega) outside Nally’s shop


Dunford and Sons


Rachel’s bedroom in the ‘Big House’

And most recently, we produced a promo for our next feature film (we hope!). Winter Lake is supported in development by the Irish Film Board with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, and is written (once again) by the talented David Turpin. It is directed by the award winning short film director Phil Sheerin.

The film is a gothic coming of age tale about a young boy who uncovers a dark secret in a turlough (seasonal lake) which sets in motion a series of unsettling events involving his mysterious neighbours.




A very Merry Christmas from all at Tailored Films. We have some exciting projects lined up for 2017 so watch this space!

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