BRIAN PAULSON has gone from being one of Ireland’s most recognised masterclass producers to one of the most sought-after producers in the world.
Parkside Films has been producing masterclasses since 2003 and is now the exclusive production partner of Pearson.
The new masters, which will be shown in cinemas on Thursday, feature a variety of artists, from Damien Hirst to Mick Jagger, and will also feature a new documentary by Pearson director Chris McNeil.
The company has made it its goal to bring the world a masterclass and has set up a dedicated production unit to help achieve this.
It is not the first time Pearson has made its mark on the Irish film industry.
In 2004, it released a master of film at the Dublin International Film Festival, with Damien Hrist’s The Blue Room, which is now considered the most influential film of the 20th century.
It was also the first Irish film to make it to the Oscars and won the Best Foreign Language Film Award at the Venice Film Festival in 2009.
But Pearson was the first to use its production unit in the US and has since expanded its production in the UK.
In addition to the masterclasses, Pearson will also be releasing a series of short documentaries on the industry.
The film series will feature interviews with film directors, artists, actors, directors of photography and composers, and they will also highlight the impact of Pearton’s productions.
It will be released on Thursday by Parkside Films.