In Conversation With…Nina


Tea or coffee?

Tea. Always.

What song should people listen to after reading this?

Something that will excite them more than these answers. The theme tune to Succession.

Favourite childhood TV show?

This is a tough one, I can’t really decide. I will tell you that the theme tune to Round the Twist and Sleepover Club plays on repeat in my mind. A great childhood show.

Work you’re most proud of?

A cliched answer but I’m proud of all the work I’ve been involved in so far.

It is an incredible thing to be involved in bringing someone’s vision to life. I say I am proud of all the projects I’ve been involved in because they’ve all taught me something. The challenging ones taught me how to be better at my job and the easy ones taught me why I fell in love with it in the first place.

I am proud that I am a tiny part of a phenomenally creative and talented bunch of individuals who trust me enough to work by my side to bring this new slice of art into the world. Maybe I’m most proud of getting to work with them.

What makes you happy?

Guitars, Flight Radar and the instagram “Zillow Gone Wild”

Do you have a favourite joke?

– This is one for the intellectuals –

What is the difference between empathy and apathy?

I don’t know and I don’t care

Tip for anyone looking to be a Producer?

Don’t focus on what you don’t know, focus on what you can do. Skills you can learn, but attitude, passion, and hard work will help you go the distance

“Just Do It” – Shia Le Beouf

Christmas Movies & Memories 🎄


‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Post house

Not a Windmiller was stirring, not even a mouse;

The staff were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of movies danced in their heads;
And Mick in his ‘kerchief, and I with my fro,
Had just settled down for a long VO…


Sean Maher / Assistant Editor

Sean Maher

Christmas Movie

I can’t honestly say that I have a favourite Christmas movie (Bah Humbug), so I just want to offer a wildcard recommendation. Tokyo Godfathers is an animated movie about three homeless people who discover an abandoned baby in the thrash on Christmas Eve. In their journey to find the child’s parents, the film is filled with great off-kilter, humanistic moments and is brilliantly crafted. The writer/director, Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Paprika), portrays the downtrodden with complexity and a healthy mix of comedy and sensitivity. After all, what could be more festive than compassion for all people?

Christmas Memory

My favourite Christmas memories are being home with my family and all the small details of a child’s recollection. The cold and warmth, frost on the fields, hot chocolate. The gathering of people for Christmas mass, the excitement for new toys and gadgets and the time spent just being together.

Louise Ní Chonchúir / VFX Producer

Louise Ní Chonchúir

Christmas Movie

The Holiday. This film is watched every year in my house, utterly predictable but who doesn’t love a romantic Christmas comedy! 

Love both leading actress’s Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz. Eli Wallach and Kate’s secondary storyline and meet-cute and steals the show for me. 

Christmas Memory

It has to be the Christmas eve I got engaged to Steve. We drank a lot of bubbly which added an extra challenge to cooking christmas dinner that year.

Ali Neary / HR Manager

Ali Neary

Christmas Memory

A long long time ago, back in the depths of the 1980’s, my Dad brought me to see the famous Santa in Switzers. Later that evening on what was clearly a slow news day, RTE News showed footage of the kiddos visiting Santy and I was one of the kids that made the cut.

Pretty much everyone we know saw it except for me and my Dad, it was never repeated, no one taped it, all proof of my 15 seconds of fame was gone forever.

Flash forward to Xmas 2018 when RTE released some festive archive footage (archive, ouch) and sure there I was absolutely star struck by the big guy, busting out a magnificent bowl cut and wearing Duffle Neary, my trusty side kick / toasty jacket! 

I don’t remember the visit to Santa but it was really cool getting to watch the video with my Dad all those years later. 

I’m the shy kid at exactly 3 mins in

Caleb Long / Assistant Editor

Christmas Movie 

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory – Definitely not a Christmas film but the best Christmas movies are the random classics that pop up on network television on the day. One for when you’re opening presents, one while you make the dinner and one to fall asleep to on the couch after. That being said, there is an endless number of golden oldies I could have gone for but the magic of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and a selection box for breakfast on Christmas morning? *chef’s kiss*

Christmas Memory 

I’d be spending Christmas alone this year if I didn’t say that my favourite Christmas memory was getting engaged to my wonderful fiancée last year!

Emily Burke / Producer

Christmas Movie

Gremlins. Why? – Gizmo 

Christmas Memory 

The year I found out Santa didnt exist and I didnt need to be scared of the strange man coming into my bedroom at night and bringing me gifts anymore. 

Ronan Coyle / Digital Artist 

Ronan Coyle

Christmas Movie

City of Lost Children by Jeunet & Caro. This beautiful looking film takes place in a cramped port city, with loads of crazy characters whose stories loosely revolve about a mad scientist who can’t dream. I didn’t know so much cool stuff could be in one film… steampunk mixed with modern tech, cults, orphanages, clones, dreams, and an amazing collection of strange looking characters. The VFX was amazing and holds up pretty well 2 decades later. I probably saw the english dubbed version 5 times in the cinema, dragging anyone I could with me. It’s probably worth learning french for.

Blayne Fitzpatrick / VFX Artist 

Blayne Fitzpatrick

Christmas Movie

My favourite Christmas film would have to be Christmas Vacation, it is just a classic. It’s our family favourite and we have been watching it every year for as long as I can remember. It has sort of become a tradition. It’s definitely the strongest of the Vacation films and is consistently funny every year. We quote it constantly at Christmas.  “Hey Griswold, where do you think you’re going to put a tree that big?”   “Bend over and I’ll show you.” 

Christmas Memory

My greatest Christmas memory is as a child waking up in the middle of the night and sneaking down to open my christmas present which was a big Apollo moon rocket, then my parents coming down with a baseball bat, scolding me as they thought there was a burglar in the house. So I had to go back to bed. Best christmas present ever though. 

Fionan Higgins / Sound Supervisor 

Fionan Higgins

Christmas Movie

Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Anything with John Candy in it is a favorite of mine, absolutely hilarious.

Christmas Memory

Greatest Christmas Memory: Being a butchers son Christmas meant Turkeys, I used to do night shift security from midnight to 7am as a teenager guarding the Turkeys in the butcher shop. Stealing turkeys is actually a thing that happens 🙂


Aaron Carroll / Producer 

Aaron Carroll

Christmas Movie

Favorite Christmas Movie has to be Krampus. An offbeat horror comedy that manages to balance Christmas Cheer and Christmas Fear (I hate myself for that one) with some brilliantly creepy practical effects.

Christmas Memory

Favorite Christmas memory is from 2020. It was the first time I had gotten to see my parents in months which in itself was great, but at a certain point it ended up just being me and my Dad drinking and chatting into the early hours of the morning in front of the fire. It wasn’t a huge meaningful conversation or anything, it was just peaceful.

Ed Smith / Head of Operations 

Christmas Movie

Depends. Die Hard, Home Alone, or any Hallmark Christmas movie. The cheesier the better.  My tastes are rich and varied

Christmas Memory

Brussel Sprouts and Guinness farts.


Raoisa Maguire / Producer 

Christmas Movie

Love Actually – Because Hugh Grant is Prime Minister 

Deborah Doherty / Head of Production 

Deborah Doherty

Christmas Movie

Can’t choose between Elf, Home Alone and It’s a Wonderful Life – they all have to be watched every year

Christmas Memory

Watching The Wizard of Oz with my Mum on Christmas morning , one of the best films of all time. 

Pete Williams / Compositor 

Pete Williams

Christmas Movie

My favourite Christmas movie is Scrooged because it walks a perfect balance between darkly comedic and heartwarming. It happened to be on TV late one December 23rd night and was exactly what I was looking for.

Christmas Memory

My favourite Christmas memory is probably waking up at 4.30 to find a Sega Mega Drive waiting for me, even if I did have to share it with my older brother.


Nate Edwards / Rigging Artist 


Christmas Movie

A Nightmare before Christmas. I love animation, and the spooky season. So this blends the two perfectly together!

Christmas Memory

Sitting on the stairs with my many siblings waiting for the go ahead to unwrap our presents. Imagining all the gifts we would get!


Abby Greene / VFX Production Assistant

Abby Greene

Christmas Movie

My favourite Christmas movie is Home Alone.

Christmas Memory

Favourite Christmas memory was when I was a kid and Santa got me and my sister a trampoline.

Angeliki Maria Gkaleridi / Matte Painter 

Christmas Movie

A Christmas Carol is a film I watch each year during holidays. I believe that it is a film about the meaning of life, and it’s an opportunity to see life with optimism, be generous and grateful for our present.

Christmas Memory

Simple but precious. Christmas lunch with all my family gathered. Singing, dancing and playing games until night.


Written by Jason Gaffney