Irish production company Firebrand’s latest project for RTÉ ‘Franc DIY Brides’ is currently in post production at Tangerine.
This latest series watches Franc take on the role of mentor as he helps six couples plan their big day on a budget. Franc has come up with a host of ingenious ideas and throughout the series will share tips and his unique flair so that the brides-to-be can have the most cost effective weddings.
The series was directed by Paula Rouse (Families in The Wild, Teens in The Wild) and executive producers were Mark Warren (Chain Reactions, So You Want To Be Taoiseach) of Firebrand and Gráinne McAleer (Off The Rails, Househunters) of RTÉ. Producer was Christine Thornton who has also worked on ‘The Ultimate Guide to Everything’ and ‘Desperate Houses!’ and production manager on the project was Ruth Kerins of Firebrand.
Director of Photography for the project was Andy Smyth (Suil Sasta, Special Ed) and it was shot using a Sony XDCCAM EX1 and EX3. Shooting took place between July and December this year and was shot around the country.
The series is currently in post production at Tangerine. Editor for the series is Michael O’Sullivan (Meteor Ireland Music Awards, Close Encounters with Keith Barry). The series was fully funded by RTÉ Lifestyle and is expected to broadcast early next year on RTÉ.