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’.
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:
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.
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.
Well, as expected, we have not been very regular with our blog postings (despite our best intentions!) It’s been almost three months since our last post, which was published by our fantastic intern Sam, who we all miss (not least for her social media and blog posting skills!) Anywho, we wanted to update you on what we’ve been up to over the past while. It’s been super busy as usual with various projects, including our corporate work, delivering our feature film Spooky Stakeout to our sales agent, prepping our upcoming feature film The Lodgers and of course shooting our latest children’s TV drama series, MISS MOGUL (written once more by the very talented Matt Roche).
Miss Mogul is a mystery series for 8-11 year olds which follows sassy presenter Katie who hosts an online video show ‘ Miss Mogul’ which broadcasts from the school library every day. The show follows all kinds of lifestyle tips and Katie is a diva who everyone is scared of. One day Katie falls mysteriously ill during a live broadcast and can no longer present the show. Although her crew members are excitedly waiting in the wings to take over, Katie insists that her identical twin Emily (who no-one else on the team knows about) is the only one who can take her place. The only way this plan can work is if Emily pretends to be Katie, so that she can secretly investigate who had motives to poison her sister. Along the way Emily gets embroiled in all kinds of mysteries and secrets and by the end, she’s not sure who she can trust. The series will have interactive elements, much like our previous series ‘Spooky Stakeout’.
We filmed Miss Mogul in Loreto Foxrock in late July with a super talented team of actors and crew. We are now speeding ahead with the editing process and we can’t wait for you to see the results. The series will be broadcast on RTE 2 Swipe TV in autumn 2016. Watch this space for more info!
And we promise we won’t leave it so long again until our next blog post!
Here are some stills from the shoot:
And here’s a few fun behind the scenes ones! HUGE thanks to Conor Dowling for all the stills photography work! (as well as being an awesome camera assistant)