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The cat is out of the bag, we can finally give you a sneak peek of what we have been getting up to the past few months. We just wrapped up on a quirky CGI/live action comedy pilot titled ‘Imaginary Mary’ for Sony and ABC. Imaginary Mary is based on an idea from successful writing duo Adam F. Goldberg (Breaking In, The Goldbergs) and David Guarascio (Community), and was directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum). It centres on Alice (Jenna Elfman), a confirmed bachelorette, who has her life turned Upside­ down when she finally meets the love of her life – a divorced father with three kids. This triggers even more upheaval when Mary, the slightly unhinged “imaginary friend” that Alice created as a child suddenly reappears in her life to help her navigate the transition from single girl to a woman ready for a family.
With the Egg team on location in Vancouver in March, the footage was brought back to our studio in Dublin where all animation and vfx was produced. We worked very closely with Patrick Osbourne (Feast, Pearl) the creative force behind the project to bring Mary from paper to screen. What started out as little more than a sketch developed over 2 months into a fully rigged, furry CG creature. Our talented artists led by Liam Neville (The Avengers), John Huikku (Lord of the Rings, Wreck It Ralph), Federico Radero (Underdogs), John Roberts-Cox (Avatar, Harry Potter) and Glen Southern (Penny Dreadful, Sky UK) developed Osborne’s original character into a sassy, foul­ mouthed sidekick. Together with an international crew of over 40 artists they went into overdrive on shot production with over 110 shots, complete with dynamic fur and at UHD resolution, in just 8 weeks.
With the extremely tight TV pilot schedule, we knew we needed to adapt a new innovative workflow to be able to deliver in time. Investing heavily on expanding our infrastructure, on top of our existing CPU render system, we assembled a new pipeline that utilised GPU rendering. Doing this allowed us to increase our rendering power by 5 times. This in turn allowed faster iterations while maintaining quality and delivering beautifully rendered shots for our clients. We are extremely proud of our work on this project. With a series scheduled for Autumn on ABC we can’t wait to see what she get’s up to next.

We have worked with some inspiring clients over the past 10 years. Check out what they have to say about us

"Egg's talent, passion and unrivaled creative vision has made them an essential element in any project I'm involved with.Their input and advice at development stage has been invaluable in both costing and shaping the many productions I have had the pleasure of working with them on. I could not imagine doing a job without them."

− Mick Walsh, Producer

"I love working in Egg. Not only are they all extremely creative, talented, professional at all times but they are a genuinely lovely bunch of people. To top that off – everything always comes in on budget and they strive constantly to go that extra mile. It's always a pleasure."

− Ruth Carter, Producer

"Gareth, Gary and their crew take a lot of the pain out of the technical aspects of post- production, VFX and animation and in our experience have always delivered on time and on budget. In short, its always been a happy and productive relationship at a time when projects can be at their most vulnerable and one which we hope to continue into the future."

− Michael Garland, Grand Pictures

"Gary and Gareth have created a unique company with a terrific attitude. The support and enthusiasm of the creative and technical teams has been core to the success of many of my projects and documentaries. The team at Egg make my job a joy. I’ll be back."

− Joanne McGrath, Freelance Producer & Director

"The team at EGG's 'can do' attitude and understanding of the vagaries of production, particularly with regard to budget, mean that even in the trickiest of projects, you can rely on your Post Production process to be an oasis of calm solutions rather than problems. I have really enjoyed working with Gareth, Gary and the EGG team for over 10 years- and I look forward to continuing to do so for the next decade."

− Dhruba Banarjee, Strike Films

"Every step of the way EGG were with us to help us achieve a film that would stand-out in the marketplace. An absolute pleasure to work with and I'm looking forward to working with them in the near future."

− Anne Marie Noughton, Park Films

"We have worked with Egg Post Production on many film project's over the years, on picture and sound post, and VFX on budgets ranging from low to high. Egg provide an excellent, personalised service and their team have a wealth of knowledge and experience in delivering high quality work in their fields of expertise."

− Jacquellin Kerrin & Dominic Wright, Ripple World Pictures

"We have had the pleasure of putting both TV & Commercial productions through EGG and found them to be creative, effective and supportive."

− Mark Warren, Firebrand Productions