A Bit About Us
Enda Grace - Managing Director (Producer and Director)
Enda's parents bought him a video camera when he was 9 and he's had one in his hands ever since.
After studying media and drama, he went on to work as a professional actor for nine years. He treaded the boards in a varied array of productions on Dublin's main theatre stages and onscreen in Ballykissangel, Fair City, Evelyn and Reign of Fire to name a few. Having this experience in front of camera gave him a valuable insight into what the viewer wants and feels as they watch television or web video content.
Enda formed Dundara Productions in 2008 and since then has built the company to one of the busiest creative and production facilities in the country. As well as being an accomplished cameraman and editor, Enda has been working as a producer in television for a number of years now in many genres including documentary, long running series, chat show and music. He is also a producer of live television including 21 hours from the 2016 National Ploughing Championships and is very proud to have produced the first ever two hour live entertainment television broadcast from his native county, "Kildare Live". Enda recently directed and edited "Are We There Yet", a ten part travel series featuring Charlie Lawson and Daniel Coll alongside a host of well known celebrities which is currently broadcasting on PBS in the States. He also produced and directed "Treyvaud's Kitchen", a six part television cookery series for Flame Television in Australia and Virgin Media Ireland.
In Spring 2019 in association with Big Handsome Media, Enda produced and directed the "Game of Thrones" season 8 premiere in Belfast for Warner Bros. The premiere broadcast across the United States on "Extra" on NBC from Universal Studios Hollywood.
Enda produced and directed "Guaranteed Irish", a new business series presented by Mary Kennedy for TG4 in November 2020.
In the television commercial genre, Enda produced and directed "Katie's Plan", the 2017 offering for our client Tipperary Crystal and broadcast on RTE and TV3. He most recently directed the 2018 Christmas television commercial, "Gifts From The Heart" for the same client which broadcast on RTE & Virgin Media. In addition to regularly producing commercials for TG4, he also produced one recently for Beacon South Quarter. Dundara is in pre-production for two further TVC's.
In the early days he also worked behind the scenes on Michael Collins and Braveheart.
Enda is married to Fiona, has twin toddler daughters and lives in Kildare.
Alan Brereton - Creative Executive
Alan is by his own admission, an unusual blend of the creative and the corporate. His family are steeped in music for generations, yet his academic qualifications are in business and law.
His career moved towards TV when he began working with Dundara Television & Media where he served as producer for weekly TV content, as well as the bridge between corporate clients and the creative staff of Dundara. Additionally he studied Luxury Brand Management which added another point of view to his work as producer. This unique combination of music, business and marketing is very evident in his work as producer of "Katie's Plan" for Tipperary Crystal.
David Christopher Lynch
David Christopher Lynch - Cinematographer
As a former professional rugby player there are some attributes that become engrained within someone. Integrity, perfectionism, leadership, collaboration, a possessed nature to succeed. Attributes that happen to transcend very effectively into the film and commercial world.
This path brought David to UCD on a sports scholarship and also towards gaining his degree in English. A background that is used extensively today in the creative process.
Having to leave his love for rugby behind due to injury, David’s step into the film world began as an intern with Screen Scene where he learned from some of the best in the country.
Over the next few years he gained experience on some of Ireland’s largest productions. Game of Thrones, Ripper Street, Vikings, Operation Transformation, The Restaurant, Delinquent Season and Striking Out to name a few.
Simultaneously David began to pursue his own love for filmmaking using all the experience from these larger productions on his own. With over a dozen short films to his name, two IFTA nominations as a producer and 150+ screenings at film festivals worldwide he began to understand what connected with audiences.
Cinematography began to surface as David’s leading passion, and similar to everything he has ever done, he committed fully to it. Now owning and operating a Red Digital Cinema Camera he began to combine cinematography, producing and editing together with a writers brain, a niche that few if any cinematographers possess. This was noticed by Boys + Girls, Ireland’s most awarded advertising company, and David filmed with them in 2018. Working with clients such as Three, ŠKODA, Aptamil, Jose Cuervo, Bushmills, Heinz and Ulster Bank provided David with a high pressure environment to thrive in.
In 2019 David wanted to create his own stamp on the film and commercial world which Dundara is giving him the scope to do. He has finally found his calling as a high end cinematographer working with many of Ireland’s brightest companies.