Newgrange Pictures was founded in 2005 and is one of the leading production companies in Ireland. The company is run by producers Lesley McKimm and Jackie Larkin, and together they produce distinctive, innovative and high quality feature films, documentaries and TV drama for the International marketplace. Newgrange works in all genres with the emphasis always on strong, character driven stories.
Recent feature film productions include: Stella Days, (Thaddeus O’Sullivan) starring Martin Sheen, Happy Ever Afters, (Stephen Burke), starring Oscar nominated Sally Hawkins and Tom Riley, and Kings (Tom Collins), starring Colm Meaney, which was selected as Ireland’s first ever entry to the foreign language Academy Awards in 2007.
Newgrange are also actively involved in European Co-Productions and credits include the feature film A Thousand Times Good Night (Erik Poppe) starring Juliette Binoche and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau with Paradox, Norway; Call Girl (Mikael Marcimain) starring Pernilla August, with Garage Films, Sweden; Kill Daddy Goodnight (Michael Glawogger) starring Helmut Kopping and Sabine Timoteo with Tatfilm, Germany and the BBC 2 Comedy series Vexed Series 2, starring Toby Stephens with Eleventh Hour Films, UK
Newgrange Pictures have a strong track record in Television drama and documentary. They exec-produced Whistleblower (Dermot Boyd) in association with Saffron Pictures, and produced (for Little Bird and Comet Films), the award winning No Tears (Stephen Burke). Lesley McKimm also originated and produced the BBC/RTÉ six part series Any Time Now (John Woods/Brian Kirk/Declan Recks). Documentary credits include Pioneers and Aviators: A Century of Irish Aviation (Alan Gilsenan), a history of Irish aviation for RTÉ 1, and Hotpress: The Write Stuff (John O’Donnell), which chronicles Ireland’s famous music magazine through it’s 30 year history.
Whistleblower – Winner of Best Drama IFTA (2009)
Kings – Winner of 5 Irish Film & Television Awards (IFTA) (2008)
Screen Finders Series, Best Director, Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (KINGS) (2008)