• Susan Talbot

Top Film Equipment Rental Companies In Ireland

Updated: Jun 11, 2020

Ireland is a small country with a population of less than 5 million. To put it into perspective, the UK has a population of 66m, Germany, 82m and the US, a population of 327m. But our rugged landscapes, tumultuous history and imagination feeds many film & television productions every year and keeps film equipment rental houses on their toes.

Maureen O'Hara and Barry Fitzgerald from The Quiet Man

People got obsessed about what Irish cinema should be, what kind of stories it should be telling.

Lenny Abrahamson. Dir-Room (2015)

We have broadened from themes of church, famine (although there are still great stories to be told with Black '47 leading the charge amalgamating old themes with a classic Western twist) emigration and general 'oirishness' and are excelling in fantasy, romance and horror. Sometimes in the same script!

Section 481 tax breaks helps to entice larger productions to our shores, but I don’t believe it’s the only magic at play.

Our Talent Is Our Strength

Our wealth of talent – which seems disproportionate to the size of our population – graces the end credits of some of the most popular films and television series this decade and we have great film equipment hire houses, big and small, with a range of the most up to date technology, that in the right hands – can capture the magic.

We’re familiar with the host of Irish faces in front of the camera from popular TV personalties like Graham Norton and Catastrophe's Sharon Horgan (who also penned the series along with her co star Rob Delaney) to big screen stars like Cillian Murphy, Ruth Negga and Michael Fassbender.

But behind the camera?