TV and film post-production specialist Yellow Moon completes multi-million-pound upgrade at Holywood studios

Co Down firm now employs 50 people across 35 cutting rooms

Yellow Moon’s Greg Darby (seated), in the firm’s upgraded Holywood studios with Bank of Ireland UK business manager, Gareth Wilson (standing).
Yellow Moon’s Greg Darby (seated), in the firm’s upgraded Holywood studios with Bank of Ireland UK business manager, Gareth Wilson (standing). (DARREN KIDD)

A Co Down post-production company with credits including Derry Girls, Game of Thrones, Line of Duty, and Blue Lights, has completed a multi-million-pound investment in its facilities.

Holywood-based Yellow Moon started out 30 years ago as a two-man operation with one cutting room.

It now employs 50 people across 35 cutting rooms, with a global reputation for its post-production services in picture, sound, and visual effects.

The Co Down company is currently working on the live-action version of How to Train Your Dragon, which is being filmed in Northern Ireland.

“From the very start, everything about Yellow Moon has been organic and this investment in the new facility is no different,” said managing director Greg Darby.

“With business growing, we knew the time was right for us to take this step and expand our premises and with the support of Bank of Ireland we have acquired and transformed a building site to create Northern Ireland’s premier post-production space and the only one with a Dolby Atmos dubbing theatre.

“The new facility illustrates just how far we have come in the last 30 years and more importantly, it demonstrates our confidence in the future of the film and television industry in Northern Ireland.

“Thanks to the wonderful home-grown team at Yellow Moon, the drive, and talents of local producers and to those with the foresight and ambition at Northern Ireland Screen, we are showcasing the excellence in the film and screen industry.”

Alongside the new Dolby Atmos HE mixing theatre, Yellow Moon has invested in a top end screening/grading room with Dolby Atmos HE playback, and a hybrid ADR and foley room.

The investment has been supported with finance from Bank of Ireland UK.

The lender’s business manager, Gareth Wilson said: “”Yellow Moon is driven by talent, ambition, and hard work to deliver the highest standards of service, all of which has seen them rise to become respected experts both locally and internationally.

“We are delighted to support Greg and the team with this investment and look forward to working closely with them as the business continues to excel and grow.”

Mr Darby added: “Gareth and the team at Bank of Ireland have been with us through every step of our journey.

“As well as providing financial support, they have taken the time to understand our business and our growth ambitions and worked with us to fulfil them – including turning a retail space below apartments into a fully soundproofed studio!

“Crucially, this now enables us to continue to develop our business across our global marketplace.”