Founded in 2007, Hello Camera is dedicated to creating innovative visual material which includes feature length production, short film production, commercial and corporate projects as well as facilitating community involvement in filmmaking. We’re based in The Edit Shed, a studio space specifically designed by world-renowned Marshall Day Acoustics, whose Irish clients include RTE, The Button Factory and The Grand Canal Theatre. Hello Camera also manages the OFFline Film Festival.
GARY HOCTOR, PRODUCER
Gary Hoctor is an award-winning producer and founder/owner of Hello Camera. Gary has worked on numerous documentary and fiction films - both feature and short, His work has been screened at numerous Film Fetivals globally including Raindance and Melbourne Internaitonal. In 2013, Gary produced and edited the acclaimed RTÉ broadcast documentary ‘Wally’, an exploration of one man’s journey to the brink of suicide and back, which received the Sunday Times ‘Critic’s Choice’ and the Irish Independent ‘Pick of The Week’. Gary is a founding board member of his regional film commission, Film Offaly, and Director of the OFFline Film Festival. He is also a former board member of the national organisation for film clubs in Ireland - Access Cinema.
MIRIAM SMYTH, CREATIVE PRODUCER
Miriam Smyth has more than 15 years’ experience in TV research and production, corporate production and scriptwriting and has worked on a broad range of television series, including reality, lifestyle, travel and business series for RTE1 and TG4. A graduate of DIT Communications, (Film Production), Miriam spent 8 years with Windmill Lane Pictures working as a Post Production Coordinator and Line Producer. Her clients included Microsoft, Irish Distillers, Independent Newspapers, MTV, The European Commission and Sky News, as well as countless Irish and international film production companies and advertising agencies. More recently, Miriam was the Lead Researcher on a feature documentary ‘Living in a Coded Land’, directed by Pat Collins, which won Best Irish Documentary at the Jameson International Film Festival, 2014.