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Piranha Bar Launch Commercial Film Initiative Brief Ideas
09 Feb 2017 : Laura Brennan
Frame from the OFFSET Main titles 2016 by Piranha Bar
Do you have a great idea that never quite made it? Well, Piranha Bar are pleased to launch Brief Ideas, an initiative that wants to make those ideas happen.

Brief Ideas with the support of Piranha Bar’s production studio and Director James Doherty 'Breathe', seeks to provide writing talents with the tools and collaborative ‘know how’ to create a powerful commercial film for a worthwhile cause.

The project seeks to create innovative and cinematic commercial pieces, with a focus on non-traditional structures and experimental storytelling techniques. Appropriate scripts will be brought to life using the multi-disciplinary talents of hybrid production company Piranha Bar. 

Speaking about the project to IFTN, Piranha Bar Director James Doherty said: “We have the tools, and team, to make a great film at our disposal, so it feels good to offer the opportunity up for a writer to get their work made to a high production standard. Especially when it involves a message that is important and needs to be heard.”

The films should be a positive message, for charities, non-profits or social messages; existing or previous clients. Projects that innovate and stand out and submissions are open so applicants can submit scripts, outlines, mood boards, however best their ideas are articulated.

Prospective scripts and enquiries can be directed to briefideas@piranhabar.ie and there are further details available at www.briefideas.tv

Closing date for scripts will be the 15th March 2017.

About Piranha Bar

Piranha Bar makes beautifully crafted, engaging creative content that people want to watch and share. Our hybrid production company creates short and long-form branded content which benefit from our passion for integrating mixed media. Their roster of directors are able to draw on the diverse in-house talents of its studio of VFX artists, motion designers, animators and our stable of award winning editors at every stage of the creative process. Our producers guide each project from inception, through live-action production and post. Agencies and marketers benefit from our entire team’s dedicated creative involvement from brief to final polish, all under the one roof.

being showcased by the British Film Institute in 2016 and also being screened at the 2017 Audi Dublin International Film Festival. For more information about James and his work click here

Piranha Bar did the OFFSET 2016 Main Titles see below Vimeo:

OFFSET 2016 - Main Titles from Piranha Bar on Vimeo.

Concept: Richard Chaney & Gavin Kelly

Creative Director: Richard Chaney

Producer: Aileen Heavey

Lead 3D: Sam Boyd

3D: Cormac Kelly, Mario Domingos & James Doherty

Tracking: Gavin Hoffman

Flame: Arron Inglis

Editor: Damien McDonnell

Sound Design and Editing: Mutiny Recording Studios

Motion Capture: Audio Motion

About James Doherty

James Doherty is multidisciplinary director represented commercially by Piranha Bar. James has animated for clients including Disney and Sony Pictures before moving into live action, with his award winning film ‘Breathe’ screening at festivals internationally, ultimately being showcased by the British Film Institute in 2016 and also being screened at the 2017 Audi Dublin International Film Festival. For more information about James and his work click here

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