High Res, who are supported by Local Enterprise Office South Dublin, were winners at this year’s National Enterprise Awards. The awards, which took place at the Round Room in the Mansion House in Dublin, were in their 23rd year and run annually by the Local Enterprise Offices. The Ballymount based company took home the Dublin Region Winner and Runner Up award. Selecting High Res as Regional winners, the Judges described being deeply impressed with the expertise of the team and the exceptional successes they have already achieved globally within this highly specialized tech services sector.
High Res Lighting, trading as High Res are an award-winning, highly experienced, full service Creative Production company, specialising in Virtual Production for the global tv and film industry including major international streaming platforms and film studios such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+, Sony Pictures and Studiocanal.
Virtual Production uses technology to join the digital world with the physical world in real-time. It enables filmmakers to interact with virtual environments in the same way as they would interact with live action production, allowing them to physically shoot scenes ‘in camera’, rather than having to add them in in post-production. The technology used in this process assists in solving creative challenges, such as shooting on location, and is advancing the development of filmed entertainment. Although based in Dublin, High Res has a wide-reaching client base spanning the globe. Their approach, expertise and experience has allowed High Res compete on a world stage shoulder to shoulder with Virtual Production companies in the US, Canada, Germany and the UK that are much larger than them and often owned by multi-national corporations.
High Res follow in the footsteps of previous South Dublin winners, Artisan Pizza (Regional Winner and Runner Up Award 2021) and Acutrace Limited (National Award Winner in 2017). Peter Canning said “We’re absolutely delighted to win the Dublin Regional award at the National Enterprise Awards ceremony in Dublin’s Mansion House last Thursday night. It’s a great recognition of both our own teams’ hard work and the amazing advice and supports we received by the team at Local Enterprise Office South Dublin. We’re looking forward to continuing to grow and make big waves in the international Virtual Production market, all from our offices in Ballymount.”
Director of Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development at South Dublin County Council, Jason Frehill congratulated High Res and added “They are an inspiration to our entrepreneurs and new business in South Dublin. It is great to have these Awards taking place and shining a spotlight on the very many fantastic businesses that are growing and developing the length and breadth of the country. To see a company who are part of our Local Enterprise Office, go on to achieve on the national and international stage, must give great satisfaction to all involved.’’
Announcing the award winners at the Mansion House, Minister Coveney said“The National Enterprise Awards are the highlight of the small business and enterprise calendar. Year on year the diversity of businesses and the standard of companies that are coming through the process is getting stronger. We should not be surprised given the innovation and endurance that businesses have shown in the past couple of years. We have some outstanding winners but the finalists on the whole have been excellent, and this is very much the start of their journey. We will ensure they continue to get the support they need to grow their businesses as small businesses in Ireland are at the core of every town, village and community and are vital to our economy.”
Pictured from L to R – Tom Rooney from Head of Local Enterprise Office South Dublin, Peter Fitzgerald from High Res, Linda Bushe from High Res, Kerrie – Ann Keogh from High Res, Peter Canning from High Res and Sandra Hickey, LEO Senior Enterprise Development Officer.
Pic Credit: Conor McCabe Photography