Developed by Dublin's Jang Productions and Cashmere Media, ‘Ayamé’, meaning ‘Iris’, is a proof-of-concept teaser trailer which shows a female soldier involved in a brutal battle set in the future. Two-time Academy Award-nominee Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) shared his voice over skills for the Dublin-based studio’s project.
Lawrence Fee of Yard is overseeing the post work, with Karl Fee the VFX supervisor, Phil Cullen the matte painter and Ronan Coyle looking after additional video effects.
Although the story is set in the future, director Conor Maloney told IFTN he still wants the film to look “real”, rather than a VFX feast. Digital environments were built using Maya and Photoshop software, and the compositing was done in after effects and smoke at Yard.
Maloney, of Cashmere Media, also helped write the script for ‘Ayamé’ with Cashmere Media colleague Alan Tully and his brother Stephen Tully. Tony Callaly of Cashmere and Jason Foran of Jang Productions in Dublin produced. The trailer was shot in Ardmore Studio’s c-stage over three days with Piers McGrail the director of photography.
The trailer was made in anticipation of a feature film of the same name, however Cashmere are yet to develop the full film due to production costs. To date, no Irish-based financier has supported the project, but director Conor Maloney told IFTN he would be interested in an Irish-based party coming on board. Until then however, the ‘Ayamé’ team is looking further afield to the US for support.
Yard is expected to be finished post-production in about two months. To view an earlier version of the trailer, visit the ‘Ayamé’ Facebook page.