Director - David Byrne
Director David Byrne has been working in the freight industry for over 15 years. He is a key player in developing and maintaining strong and healthy customer relationships with existing customers, David also has strong commercial acumen, excellent communication skills and an impressive track record of hands on customer management.
Over the years David had noticed that the freight industry was years behind most corporate business sectors when it came to using advanced video technology to promote their companies. He was also aware that long induction processes and old school training was being used in the workplace rather than video tutorials. Video training is THE most effective way of communicating a companies corporate message along with it's health and safety procedures.
David is the Director of Underground Cinema, an organisation that was established in 2009 to help indepdendent film making in Ireland. Over the past four years David has worked with literally hundreds of directors from all over the country. With Davids knowledge of the freight industry, an endorsement from the IRHA and with his contacts in the Irish Film industry, David was able to put together a team of brilliant filmmakers to work specifically on corporate video for the freight sector. Below is a list of our professionals who now work with us at Underground Studios.
Creative Director - Noel Brady
Noel Brady is Underground Studios Creative Director, responsible for writing, producing and directing. Noel is educated to diploma level in Film, TV, Drama, Theatre and Computer Model Making. Over the last twenty years Noel has amassed broad and extensive experience in all areas of production.
‘Multi-award winning director Noel Brady made his first short film in 2005 named “Movers & Shakers”. In 2007 Noel wrote, produced and directed his second short film “Duality”. In 2009 he won his first award at the “Bram Stoker Horror Film Festival” for his short film based on “Frankenstein”. Noels next film, “An Táin, Darkness Descends”, has so far won two awards: “Best Celtic Short” at Balinamore International Film Festival and “Best Editor” at the 2011 Underground Cinema Awards. ‘An Táin’ has also been screened in the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival.
In 2012 Noel wrote, produced and directed his latest short film ‘True-D’, which has being screened in the ‘Corona Fastnet Film Festival’ in Kerry, the ‘Charlie Chaplin Film Festival’ in Waterville and ‘Underground Cinema Film Festival’ both here in Ireland and the UK. ‘True-D’ has gone on to win ‘Best Irish Short’ at the ‘Dublin International Short film and Music Festival’. ‘True-D’ is still touring the festival circuit.
Noel is currently in post production on his TV show ‘Ghostriders’. He is also developing his first feature film due for completion at the end of 2013.
Coupled with this Noel has worked on numerous corporate productions including Victor Treacy International, the Killarney Convention Centre, UNESCO, Trocaire, UCD, DCU, IADT and the Gaiety School of Acting
The Gaiety School of Acting.
Health and Safety Consultant - Colm Byrne
Colm is an experienced Health & Safety Advisor with a career history in facilities management, telecommunications, high volume production environments and the pharmaceutical industry. Colm specialises in carrying out risk assessments and investigating how risk can be reduced in the workplace. He is an expert advisor and trainer and works closely with managers, employees and contractors on various health and safety topics such as Electrical Safety, Fire Safety, Safety in the Workplace etc.
Colm is also a qualified Electrician and educated to Diploma level in Facilities Management. Colm has the ability to motivate staff with solid mentoring and resource planning. He has strong project management skills, excellent analytical and problem solving skills and is highly confident, articulate and creative.
Photographer & Animator - Damian Byrne
Damian Byrne is an award winning film maker and graduate of Dundee University, Scotland with a BA honours in Animation & Electronic Media.
For the past year he has been working in the art department in such films as Cluck (Signatures award), Ripper Street (BBC), The Ice Cream Girls (ITV & Ardmore Studios), The Canal (trailer), The Nymph (independent) and The Stand Up (Fundit.ie funded) and Covet (independent).
Damian’s directorial debut, Cú chulainn’s Lament is an animated short and solo project. Cú Chulainn’s Lament was winner of the Reelshow International Film Festival, screened at over a 20 international film festivals and even featured in The Hollywood News website and was broadcast to over 30 million Americans! The trailer for Cú Chulainn’s Lament are available on his website. www.DamianByrne.com.
Damian is also a photographer and has setup the Iconic Images of Ireland project and more recently worked as stills photographer on BBC’s Ripper Street. The Irish Way website comments on his work by saying:’ Damian Byrne creates .... it's as simple and as complex as that’. There is more photography on his website. Damian Byrne offers an exceptional high quality of work in the area of animation, live action art department, graphics, editing, photography, storyboarding.
Sound Engineer - Simon Murphy
Karen Hughes - Sales and Administration Manager