The national broadcasters of Ireland and Norway have handed Dublin-based Sideline Productions €10,000 (US$11,275) after it won a formats pitching competition.read more...
What we do
Sideline Productions was established in late 2005 after Billy McGrath (creative director) and Gerry Kelly crossed paths while exploring some new formats and production ideas for the Irish market.
Both had come a long way in the respective industries – Billy with music, comedy and TV & Gerry with finance, mobile commerce and new technology – and wanted to do something together. Forming a production company seemed the best platform to realise the ‘big ideas’. You can guess from the company name that both share a love of sport, in particular GAA, and the highlights of the 2005 GAA Championship season was their first production – albeit for the DVD market. If you ask nicely - and choose the right moment - the real story of how Sideline actually got together will be told. Let’s say it was the original Croke Park agreement!
Since its launch, the company has been one of the most successful and busiest prodcos in Ireland with an extensive list of hit shows for Irish and UK broadcasters plus an international production track record that has led Sideline crews to shoot complete shows in Australia, South Africa, Spain, France, Holland, Turkey, Haiti, Poland, Italy, Greece, USA, the UK and more. Some of our productions have also been bought for broadcast in Australia and Asian markets. 100% Irish owned, Sideline now is ripe for international growth and always seeking like-minded commercial partners.