Lights, camera and action for Yellow Moon

Bank of Ireland plays supporting role in creating world class facilities at Holywood postproduction company Yellow Moon.

Yellow Moon, Northern Ireland’s leading post-production company, has completed a multi-million-pound investment in its facilities with support from Bank of Ireland.

The investment will allow the firm to create a world-class offering for TV and film productions filmed both locally and internationally.

“The new facility illustrates just how far we have come in the last 30 years and more importantly, it demonstrates our confidence in the future of the film and television industry in Northern Ireland”

Yellow Moon started as a two-man operation with one cutting room now employs fifty people across thirty-five cutting rooms and can provide full or partial postproduction services, with specialists across picture, sound, and visual effects. 

Organic growth brings Holywood firm to Hollywood

“From the very start, everything about Yellow Moon has been organic and this investment in the new facility is no different,” Greg Darby, Managing Director at Yellow Moon explained.

“With business growing, we knew the time was right for us to take this step and expand our premises and with the support of Bank of Ireland we have acquired and transformed a building site to create Northern Ireland’s premier postproduction space and the only one with a Dolby Atmos dubbing theatre.

“The new facility illustrates just how far we have come in the last 30 years and more importantly, it demonstrates our confidence in the future of the film and television industry in Northern Ireland. Thanks to the wonderful home-grown team at Yellow Moon, the drive, and talents of local producers and to those with the foresight and ambition at Northern Ireland Screen, we are showcasing the excellence in the film and screen industry.

“Gareth and the team at Bank of Ireland have been with us through every step of our journey. As well as providing financial support, they have taken the time to understand our business and our growth ambitions and worked with us to fulfil them – including turning a retail space below apartments into a fully soundproofed studio! Crucially, this now enables us to continue to develop our business across our global marketplace.”

This year, Yellow Moon will mark thirty years of working on both local and global productions that have included Derry Girls, Game of Thrones, Line of Duty, and Blue Lights. The team are currently working on the live action version of How to Train Your Dragon, which is being filmed in Northern Ireland.

“Yellow Moon is driven by talent, ambition, and hard work to deliver the highest standards of service, all of which has seen them rise to become respected experts both locally and internationally,” said Gareth Wilson, Business Manager at Bank of Ireland UK.

“We are delighted to support Greg and the team with this investment and look forward to working closely with them as the business continues to excel and grow.”

The investment in Yellow Moon’s Holywood facility will further enhance the company’s postproduction offering, providing a Dolby Atmos HE mixing theatre, a top end screening / grading room with Dolby Atmos HE playback, and a hybrid ADR and foley room.

Main image at top: Gareth Wilson, Business Manager, Bank of Ireland UK and Greg Darby, Managing Director, Yellow Moon

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