Creative Collaboration

The Bootleg Studios


In filmmaking and video production, pre-production formally begins once a project has the green light. At this stage, finalising preparations for production go into effect. Financing will be confirmed and many of the key elements such as principal cast members, director and cinematographer are set. We will guide you through this process and develop a professional custom blueprint, from which to build your project.

Concept Design

Concept design is the point at which people, knowledge, products, services, processes, and profitability meet vision and endless possibilities. From the birth of your initial idea, a member of our team will sit down with you and guide you through all possible options, avenues and formats available to your project. Before we go any further, it is important to outline the message you want to convey, and the best way of doing so, in order to reach the maximum amount of your future clientele. From small acorns, mighty oaks do grow.

Scripted Storyboard

Storyboards are drawings of the sequence of shots for a script. It helps to pre-visualise how the director wants the screenplay to be shot. After developing the direction and core message of your project, let us design a scripted story board, so you can visualise where we are heading with the project and how it will unfold. At this stage it is important for us to sit down and fine tune your project, until you are 100% happy with the pre-production results.

Location & Set Design

Depending on your project, it may be necessary to find the perfect location for your film, or design a set around the storyboard we created. It is crucial to get this right. Our location scouts will provide you with a portfolio of suitable locations to browse, or our set designer will show you what we can achieve with a little time, talent and attention to detail.


Once the concept is designed, the screenplay written, and the location chosen, it's time to find the perfect cast to bring your film to life. We work with one of the largest casting agencies in Ireland to discover, short-list, audition and approve the perfect cast for your project.

We will keep you fully informed and up to date throughout the entire pre-production process, and pass everything through you, the client, to guarantee that you are 100% happy before production begins.