Hello, September: Exciting Hive Mind News, The Winter Lake Post-Production Update, Ace My Space Takes Off!

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Hey guys, I know we said we would post blog updates more often, but what can we say – we’ve been busy! Anyway, we thought now would be the perfect time to update you on all our autumnal antics…

Here in the Tailored Films office, we have been occupied the last few weeks as the post-production continues on ‘The Winter Lake’.


Emma Mackey as 'Holly'

Emma Mackey as ‘Holly’


We picture locked on the project in July and the film has moved to Montreal for the colour grading, sound edit and mixing stages. As the project is partly funded by Telefilm and is an official Irish / Canadian co-production with EMA films, the majority of the post-production (including VFX and music composition) is happening in Canada. We recently completed ADR with our talented cast and the final touches are being put to the music and grade as we speak. Next up it will be on to VFX and mixing, and we hope to have the film completed very soon.

In other news, ‘Hive Mind’ has been selected for the 2019 Sitges Pitchbox. The event takes place on October 3rd/4th and past judges have included Guillermo Del Toro so we’re very excited to participate. Wish us luck! 

Speaking of ‘Hive Mind’, we have a brand new development poster: 


Hive Mind Poster
Hive Mind Poster


Our children’s bedroom makeover series for RTE ‘Ace My Space’ is also busy in post production. The 10 x 25 minute series was filmed all over Ireland this summer in preparation for our slot in the Autumn schedule on RTÉ2. In each episode, our presenters Sean Treacy (youtube.com/stellarsean) and Mary-Claire Fitzpatrick (MC) (youtube.com/MCluvs2Laugh) are on a mission to makeover a young person’s bedroom, but the rules are that the owner of the room must hand control of all design decisions to their friend or family member. If the designer aces the space, they win an awesome prize, but if they don’t – then they must pay the price. Check out ‘Ace My Space’ every Saturday and Sunday from the 9th November to find out what happens.


The crew on the set of Ace My Space

The crew on the set of Ace My Space


We are also delighted to welcome development executive Cal to the Tailored team.

So September is off to a great start! Stay tuned for more development and production news as we have it. 

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Netflix News, Production Progress and Up-To-Date Development!

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The Lodgers is coming to Netflix on August 23rd!
Thought you missed your chance to see The Lodgers? Never fear. It’s coming to haunt you in the comfort of your own home!
It is winding its way to a TV / tablet / projector / phone screen near you very shortly. In an almost worldwide release (which we are extremely excited about) The Lodgers will land on Netflix this Thursday August 23rd. 
The Lodgers revolves around twins Rachel and Edward, who share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence (The Lodgers) which enforces three rules upon the twins: they must be in bed by midnight; they may not permit an outsider past the threshold; if one attempts to escape, the life of the other is placed in jeopardy. When troubled war veteran Sean returns to the nearby village, he is immediately drawn to the mysterious Rachel, who in turn begins to break the rules set out by The Lodgers. The consequences pull Rachel into a deadly confrontation with her brother – and with the curse that haunts them.
Lovin Dublin are just as excited as we are. They’ve chosen us as the one to watch this weekend.
We’ve gotten some great feedback so far on the film and we are keen to hear more! If you’ve enjoyed the movie, feel free to give it a rating on IMDB. We’d love to hear your thoughts.
Here’s the trailer to get you excited for the real thing!

The cast of Mini Moguls

In other news……
Our RTE Show MINI MOGULS is in its last week of production!
We conceived, wrote, cast, and shot our latest kids show in under three months! Certainly a record for Tailored. The quick turn around was challenging but we are more than delighted with the result.
Here’s a synopsis to get you in the Mogul mood:
Five teenagers apply for the opportunity of a lifetime – a chance to meet the famed, mysterious and dashing  YouTuber, Max Mogul. When the teens arrive atMogul Camp, they learn that they must compete against each other in a series of challenging tasks in order to win untold riches and a chance to become a famous YouTuber, just like Max Mogul. But something very sinister is going on behind the scenes at the Mogul camp and it’s up to our teens to find out: who is Max Mogul and what is he actually up to?
The lovely folks at Daily Edge have listed us as one of their top 20 shows to catch on RTE this Autumn. Everyone’s excited to see the show it seems! http://www.dailyedge.ie/20-of-the-most-exciting-shows-rte-announced-at-their-new-season-launch-4184329-Aug2018/
You can catch Mini Moguls on RTE before the end of 2018! Keep your eyes peeled for more info in the coming months!
And finally, in development news…..
This summer we’ve been busily working away on a number of projects in funded development with Screen Ireland including:
Hive Mind by Demian Fox, a coming of age Sci-Fi/ horror, Don’t Come After Me by David Turpin, a revenge thriller, Kin by Niall Byrne, a psychological horror, Dead Cities by Gavin Burke, a virtual reality film noir, Black Unicorn by David Turpin, a dystopian drama and The Foundling by David Turpin, an absurdist fable.
If you have a project you’d like to discuss with us, please drop us a mail at niamh@tailoredfilms.ie

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The Lodgers is completed and off to the Cannes market!

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Rachel (Charlotte Vega) & Edward (Bill Milner) in The Lodgers. Photo credit: Martin Maguire

We’re delighted to announce that our most recent feature film, the gothic horror ‘The Lodgers’, written by David Turpin and directed by Brian O’Malley has just been fully completed as of early May 2017. The post production was a very intensive process that took over six months to complete, and involved many different talent parties, including editor Tony C. Kearns, the sound design skills of the Avatar Post Audio team, Eugene McCrystal and his colour grading team at Outer Limits, Bowsie Workshop and a number of freelance VFX artists for all the CG elements, and David Turpin, Stephen Shannon and Kevin Murphy; our extremely talented composers. Post production supervision was overseen by producer Julianne Forde and a huge amount of post work and assisting was undertaken by our in-house editor Oisin O’Neill.

The film is off to the Cannes Film Market which is part of the Cannes Film Festival and here it will be showcased to distributors privately by our sales agents Epic Pictures in their booth at the Grand Hotel. The poster was released this week exclusively on Dread Central http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/228233/exclusive-lodgers-poster-will-see/ and it was designed by Brian O’Malley. The image features the twins (Charlotte Vega and Bill Milner) in front of the legendary Loftus Hall. One twin is floating above, while the other is reflected ominously just below the surface of the water; this is very much in keeping with the supernatural themes within the story. The reflections idea was originated by producer Forde before O’Malley added his own style to it and perfected the design, just in time for the Cannes launch. We hope that the film will be released to the public later in the year and we are focused on a number of possible festival launches also.


The Lodgers poster for the Cannes market

We can’t wait to share further updates on the film with you over the coming months, including teaser trailers and other images from on set. Watch this space! #thelodgersmovie

Other news – Creative Europe Development Funding

In other news, we are very excited that our IFB project in development ‘The Winter Lake’ has received single project development funding from Creative Europe and therefore will be developed with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union http://www.creativeeuropeireland.eu/media/news/articles/six-irish-companies-receive-280k-in-latest-round-of-creative-europe-media-d
This dark gothic drama is written by David Turpin and will be directed by award winning shorts director Phil Sheerin. The team at Tailored hope to bring the project into production in the first half of 2018.


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