About Us

Store details

11 Redleaf Business Park

Donabate

Dublin K36 K589

Ireland +35318075759

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday

09:30 - 17:30

Our Company values

As a company we are offering knowledge and support to the film-making community in Ireland.

Our team is comprised of people with skill-sets obtained through real world experience in both the film industry and other relevant industries.

We have spent the last year putting together a carefully selected product range which we have a deep understanding of and believe represents some of the best products from around the globe.

We believe in ensuring our customers find the most appropriate products for their needs through sharing of knowledge and providing a pressure free interactive environment.

Many of the products we sell are available in our showroom for our customers to try and compare. We provide a model table with lighting to make it easy for our customers to evaluate the equipment. 

After-sales is equally important to us, we offer free training on all purchases and will support the customer to the best of our ability to ensure they get the most out of their new purchase.

Our Team

John Caren

John spent a number of years in Thailand working as a dive instructor and underwater cameraman. Following on from his love of filming he returned to Ireland and studied Film and TV Production in DKIT, gaining a degree in 2015. He has worked as a cameraman and director of photography as well as on underwater shoots. He started working for Film Equipment Hire in 2016 and continues to work as an underwater cameraman in addition to camera and editing. He has produced and directed work for The Credit Union, AIG and Liberty Insurance in addition to many of his own short films which have been shown on TV. He is proficient in both Premiere Pro, FinalCut and Photoshop and teaches classes at The Film Equipment Store in Lighting and Gimbal operations.

He has a broad wealth of knowledge across the full range of equipment.

Anthony Bowes

Anthony is a seasoned Steadicam / Camera Operator and Lighting Camera Operator working in both the film and television industry worldwide. He has had the privilege to work alongside award winning directors, DOPs and producers on various feature films, television shows, music, broadcast TV / networks, shorts and as a Cinematographer on 100's of TV / Cinema Commercials for world leading brands.

​A full member of the ACS 'Australian Cinematographers Society' and life member of SOA 'Steadicam Operators Association'. Anthony began his career at an early age of 17 in 1994 at one of Australia’s leading & multi-award winning production companies of the time, Pepper Studios, in the position of Lighting Camera Operator and the studio’s equipment technician.

He brings a wealth of industry experience to the Film Equipment Store and is here to assist our customers in choosing the right tools for the job.

Colin Browne

After graduating from DKIT, Colin worked as an engineer in the semi-conductor industry for 20 years including 15 years  supporting high-end metrology equipment around the world working primarily with both cameras and optics, a knowledge he has been able to bring to the TV and Film industry.

Since the 90's he has worked as a freelance cameraman and editor in parallel to his work as an engineer culminating in co-founding  Film Equipment Hire Ireland in 2008 with Nicole Hodson. He has a deep technical knowledge of all equipment and is here to advise and answer any questions you might have.

Nicole Hodson

After graduating from DKIT Nicole started out in publishing as a proof-reader and production manager before joining ESAT/British Telecom where she worked as a project manager for 13 years. Along with Colin Browne she co-founded Film Equipment Hire Ireland in 2008. She has brought her considerable PM skills to ensure all operations run smoothly and efficiently.

Our Store

Showroom

We encourage our customers to come along to our interactive showroom where they can get hands on with many of the products we sell.

We stock American Cinematographer and British Cinematographer magazines and have free tea and coffee available. Our shop is full of movie memorabilia which customers are welcome to browse.

The Consumable Store

We are bringing in the best consumables from around the globe including MicroGaff, Bongo Ties, Pancro lens solution, Visible Dust sensor cleaner, Dust Off, Kim Wipes, K-Line Dulling Spray and Cap-It. Send us your consumables list and we will take care of it. If we don't stock something you need we will try our best to get it in for you.

Lenses

We offer many lenses including the newest large sensor lenses from Tokina Vista, Sigma Cine and Art, Gecko-Cam, Xeen, Schneider and Fujinon. We have a selection in our showroom for you to try out.

Tokina Vista

We are the only re-seller in Ireland for the new Tokina Vista range of lenses. These lenses have been receiving rave reviews and exhibit almost no breathing which is quite remarkable for lenses in this price range.

Come try them out at our showroom.

Model Table

Our model table is useful for testing everything from cameras and lenses to lighting and monitors. It gives customers a real world set to try out the equipment. Our model table is dressed with items from our collection of movie props and will be changed on a monthly basis. We currently have Jennifer Lawrence's dress used in the movie American Hustle.

The telephone was used by Bradley Cooper during a fight scene in the same movie. Some other items are from the movie Foxcatcher.

Industry Magazines in Stock

We have both British Cinematographer and American Cinemtgrapher available for purchase at our shop. Pick up a copy when you are visiting.