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West Cork Film Studios is a new leading light in film and TV production studios. Located in the heart of West Cork, the Riviera of Ireland, on the edge of Skibbereen town, but surrounded by countryside. Nestled in the centre of the most diverse variety of locations in Ireland, within minutes of several places of extraordinary natural beauty, yet within reach of urban film locations. Walking distance to the town, with many cafes, restaurants and hotels. 

 

WCFS was founded by a small group of highly experienced film makers living in West Cork who recognised the express needs of the rapidly expanding film and TV production. Teaming up with an established world class Furniture Factory, it wasn't a broad leap to diversify the building into a production studio. In this collaboration we share the same  ultimate vision  as an industry,  to embrace new ecologically friendly technologies and choose best practice when it comes to environmental sustainability.  WCFS is a state of the art facility, with arguably the best equipped, construction workshop in the country! 

 

We will use our expertise to be innovative, in how we assist our forthcoming productions, by strategising, organising and executing a seamless shoot. We have an experienced film crew all within the radius of the studios. 

 

Skibbereen is Ireland's first gigabit digital hub, with ultra fast internet connection and lest we forget, West Cork is the food capital of Ireland! 

 

The full potential of West Cork for film making, has yet to be realised. With its coastal areas warmed by the Gulf Stream, temperatures are warmer than other parts of Ireland,  this micro climate supports a lush almost tropical vegetation, dense woodland, and extraordinary beaches. Each town offers  different possibilities, from unspoilt historical locations to contemporary architectural styling. 

About Us

"We were knocked out by the landscape, the people,  and possibilities of County Cork when we made the film The Wind that Shakes the Barley.  It is terrific news for film-makers to see West Cork Film Studios come to the fore. 

 

I have known key figure in the project Edain O’Donnell for many years, and her contribution on The Wind that Shakes the Barley and Jimmy’s Hall was invaluable.  In the later she was a key member of our art department, but her good taste and judgement spread to other elements of film-making. She was a constant source of inspiration on Irish history and culture; she has an encyclopedic knowledge of Irish music and performers.  Apart from her talent as an artist she is a superb collaborator and problem solver; a joy to work with.  It bodes well for the Studio and West Cork to have some one of this calibre, experience, and energy on board.  A massive good luck on this terrific new initiative."

 Paul Laverty
Writer and Film maker
(The Wind that Shake the Barley, Jimmy’s Hall, and I Daniel Blake and close collaborator with director Ken Loach)

"Having toured and worked in studios from Hollywood to London, I’ve never seen such a remarkable facility for film production. WCFS could spawn a whole new industry right in the centre of our rural community."

 Patsy Puttnam
 

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