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Poppin Productions is the brainchild of Eamonn B. Shanahan. Established in 2015, the creative production company was formed primarily to act as a platform for collaboration. Passionate about the arts Eamonn is determined to share his grá, building new audiences and encouraging people to be creative.
Poppin Productions engages artists in the greatest ideal, to come together to create magic; to share stories, entertain, educate, excite and advocate new audiences.
We aim to establish a greater professional voice in the Irish arts market by engaging and developing new audiences, creating new experience and educational platforms and establishing exciting new artistic styles within the arts industry.
We facilitate educational programmes for schools, production companies and businesses through workshops, masterclasses, key note seminars, courses and consultations in film and theatre producing, film theory and appreciation, online marketing, creative entrepreneurship and creative storymaking.
We produce theatre, film and arts events as Poppin Productions or in association with collaborated or partnered production companies. We work with singers, actors and bands to creative unique music videos and portfolio photography. We devise and develop new work in the creative arts industry in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
The promotion and profiling of bands, artists and events through the development of their online presence, portfolio and marketable photography, promotional videos and graphic design.
About Eamonn B. Shanahan
Eamonn B. Shanahan is an artist and producer from Ireland. His strong work ethic is motivated by his passion for the arts and its further continuance and development. Motivating and curating arts projects, supporting and developing collaborating artists and participating in the evolution of cultural landscapes are the very premise for his drive.
He graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork in June 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Fine Art. His primary practice focused on lens based media. While in Cork, Eamonn began to establish himself as an artistic director and arts producer. He produced two major exhibitions including: “Are we there yet?” (AWTY) in 2013, a multidisciplinary arts exhibition that featured 64 artists and hosted a programme of 6 performances throughout the week; and his degree show “Na hOibreacha”, a 53 artist exhibition of which he chaired and featured in.
Eamonn’s interest in theatre ignited as a member of Phoenix Productions when he started in 2007 for their production of ‘Seussical the Musical’. Since then Eamonn performed in many of there productions until he became production manager/marketer for their productions of ‘Phantom of the Opera’ (2013) and ‘Bugsy Malone’ (2014) and produced their 2015 production of ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’ Professionally Eamonn has worked with CIT Musical Society as artistic director and co-producer on three productions: ‘Tick, Tick… Boom’ (2011); ‘A New Brain’ (2011 & 2012); and ‘Into the Woods’ (2013), The Irish College of Music Theatre on their productions of ‘Cabaret’ (2015) and ‘Putting it Together’ (2016) as Assistant Producer and Marketing and with the English National Opera on their Opera Works production of ‘Landscapes’ (2015).
Eamonn continues to work with ‘The Irish College of Music Theatre’ as their marketing agent for who he supplied his skills in design and online marketing since the college’s inception in 2014. This freelance work continues as producer, artistic director, designer, filmmaker and photographer with such artists as Molly Lynch, Amanda Neri, The Key Notes, Derby Browne, Lisa Lambe, Voci Nuove, Catherine Daly, The Rock All Stars, Rob Vickers, Teachers’ Musical Society, Briony O’Toole, Opera in the Open among others.
In 2014 Eamonn’s debut short film ‘Workspace’ toured galleries around Ireland including Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford; Alliance Francaise, Cork; and The Source Arts Centre, Thurles.
In September 2015 Eamonn completed his Master of Arts in Creative Producing at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. This intensive course delved into the depths of arts management and creative entrepreneurship while also engaging with advanced study in performance research, archiving and understanding a deeper knowledge of the cultural landscape. His MA led Eamonn to English National Opera where he worked as assistant producer and company manager with the ENO Baylis department, working on their Opera Works programme. In Christmas 2015, Eamonn directed and co-produced The Source Arts Centre’s pantomime ‘Aladdin’.
As a filmmaker Eamonn has collaborated with artists and businesses to create music and promotional videos.
In 2015 Eamonn established his production company Poppin Productions with the primary intention of developing original Irish work. In August 2015, he produced and directed a contemporary dance workshop based on an Irish Concept Album entitled Duodeca collaborating with Cian MacSuibhne, Briony O’ Toole and Aileen Coffey. This production enjoyed its first workshop in August 2015 and is currently in the development stage. Eamonn is passionate about encouraging new audiences and engaging as many people as possible with the arts. To do this he has created and delivered three courses that include: ‘Let’s Create’, a 5 day workshop for children on creating stories through different art forms. ‘Filmmaking’, an intensive course that looks at the principals of the practical and artistic elements of the filmmaking process. ‘Don’t Think, Play’, a course designed for educators that looks at applying creative learning to literacy.
- MA in Creative Producing
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
London, United Kingdom
- BA in Fine Art
Crawford College of Art and Design
- Creative Entrepreneurship Certificate
European Creative Futures
- Solo Exhibition at Alliance Fracaise Cork (2014)
- Group Exhibition at Lismore Castle Arts (2014)
- Group exhibition at Cork Film Centre (2014)
- 4*Stars from the Irish Examiner for ‘Na hOibreacha’ (2014)
- 4*Stars from the Irish Examiner for ‘Are we there yet?’ (2013)
- Transition Year Distinction Award (2008)
- Nominated for Credit Union Person of the Year Award (2009)
- George Willoughby Cultural Award (Awarded by Secondary School) (2010)
- Best New Society Award – for CIT CSM Musical Society as P.R.O. Manager and Artistic Director (2011)
- Best Event Award – for CIT CSM Musical Society as P.R.O. Manager and Artistic Director for ‘A New Brain’ (2011/12)
- Best Poster Award – for CIT CSM Musical Society for ‘A New Brain’ (2011/12)
|2018||Bad Girls||CIT CSM Musical Society||Curtis Auditorium, Cork||Director|
|2018||Close||Poppin Productions||Landor Theatre, London||Producer|
|2017||Beryl & Eejit||DoItYerself & Poppin Productions||Upstairs Theatre, Dublin||Director/Producer|
|2017||The Chastitute||City Theatre Dublin||The Gaiety, Dublin||Director’s Assistant|
|2017||Cats||Phoenix Productions||Premier Hall, Thurles||Production Manager/Graphic Artist|
|2017||Putting it Together||The Irish College of Music Theatre||Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire||General Manager/Marketing|
|2016||Peter Pan||Phoenix Productions||Premier Hall, Thurles||Marketing PR|
|2016||Bravery||The Irish College of Music Theatre||The Sean O’Casey Theatre, Dublin||General Manager/Marketing|
|2016||Cabaret||The Irish College of Music Theatre||The Helix, Dublin||General Manager/Marketing|
|2015||Landscapes||English National Opera||Bloomsbury, London||Ass. Producer/Company Mang.|
|2015||Beauty & the Beast||Phoenix Productions||Premier Hall, Thurles||Producer/PR|
|2015||Duodeca (Workshop)||Poppin Productions||London||Producer/Artistic Director|
|2015||Aladdin (Panto)||Poppin Productions||The Source Arts, Thurles||Director|
|2014||Bugsy Malone||Phoenix Productions||Premier Hall, Thurles||Production Manager/PR|
|2014||The Wizard of Oz||Presentation School||Premier Hall, Thurles||Multimedia Designer|
|2013||Into The Woods||CIT Musical Society||Curtis Auditorium, Cork||Producer/Artistic Director|
|2013||Once upon a Dream||Dwan Academy||The Source Arts, Thurles||Multimedia Designer|
|2013||Magic of the Movies||Cork Arts Studio||Cork Opera House||Multimedia Designer|
|2013||Cabaret Sauvignon||Amanda Neri||L’Attitude, Cork||Producer/Artistic Director|
|2013||La Passiones||Amanda Neri||Triskel Christchurch, Cork||Producer/Artistic Director|
|2013||Phantom of the Opera||Phoenix Productions||Premier Hall, Thurles||Production Ass./PR/Graphics|
|2013||Showman||Rob Vickers||The Mill Theatre, Dublin||Multimedia Designer/PR|
|2012||A New Brain||CIT Musical Society||The Half Moon, Cork||Producer/Artistic Director/PR|
|2012||Heaven Can Wait||Amanda Neri||English Market, Cork||Producer/Artistic Director/PR|
|2011||Tick, Tick… Boom!||CIT Musical Society||Stack Theatre, Cork||Producer/Artistic Director/PR|
|2011||Les Miserables||Phoenix Productions||Premier Hall, Thurles||PR/Props/Programme Copyist|
|2011||A New Brain||CIT Musical Society||Stack Theatre, Cork||Producer/Artistic Director/PR|
|2010||Oliver!||Phoenix Productions||Premier Hall, Thurles||PR/Props/Programme Copyist|
|2010||Opening Night||CIT Musical Society||Curtis Auditorium, Cork||Producer/Artistic Director/PR|
|VIDEO WORK: FILM/PROMO VIDEOS/MUSIC VIDEOS|
|2017||Putting it Together – Promotional Video||The Irish College of Music Theatre||Promotional Video||Filmmaker|
|2017||Obsidian||1000 Beasts||Music Video||Filmmaker|
|2016||The Rock All Stars||The Rock All Stars||Wedding Band Promo Video||Filmmaker|
|2016||Rob Vickers – Home Promo||Rob Vickers||Theatre Show Promotional Video (Music Video)||Filmmaker|
|2016||Omaha||1000 Beasts||Music Video||Filmmaker|
|2016||The Children of Lir (The Joseph Higgins Project)||Padraig Trehy||Feature Film||Production Manager|
|2016||Cabaret||The Irish College of Music Theatre||Promo Videos||Filmmaker|
|2015||All Shook Up||Teachers Musical Soc.||Promo Video||Filmmaker|
|2015||Beauty & The Beast||Phoenix Productions||Promo Video||Filmmaker|
|2015||Phoenix TV||Phoenix Productions||Documentary||Director/Filmmaker|
|2015||Duodeca||Poppin Productions||Promo Video||Director/Filmmaker|
|2014||Vitriol||Eamonn B. Shanahan||Short Film||Director/Filmmaker|
|2014||Workspace||Eamonn B. Shanahan||Short Film||Director/Filmmaker|
|2014||Shem the Penman Sings||Padraig Trehy||Feature Film||Directors Assistant|
|2014||Audition Spotlights||Irish College of Music Th.||Documentary||Filmmaker|
|2014||Degree Show Review||CCAD Degree Show||Documentary||Filmmaker|
|2014||Bugsy Malone Spotlights||Phoenix Productions||Documentary||Director/Filmmaker|
|2014||La Vie En Rose||Derby Browne||Music Video||Director/Filmmaker|
|2014||Pigalle||Derby Browne at NCH||Live Recording||Filmmaker|
|2014||Unexpressed||The Central Chorus||Live Recording||Filmmaker|
|2013||Why don’t you do right||Lorraine Hogan||Music Video||Director/Filmmaker|
|2013||Sustain||Eamonn B. Shanahan||Short Film||Director/Filmmaker|
|2013||Are We There Yet?||Collaborative Art Exhib.||Promo Videos||Filmmaker|
|2013||Phantom of the Opera||Phoenix Productions||Promo Video||Filmmaker|
|2013||Monfort College||Monfort College||Promo Video||Filmmaker|
|2013||The Delighted Eye||Catherine Daly||Promo Video||Filmmaker|
|2013||Showman||Rob Vickers||Promo Video||Filmmaker|
|2013||Seamus Murphy||Padraig Trehy||Feature Documentary||Directors Assistant|
|2012||Lir||Eamonn B. Shanahan||Short Film||Director/Filmmaker|
|2012||Narcissus||Eamonn B. Shanahan||Short Film||Director/Filmmaker|
|2012||So in Love||Amanda Neri||Music Video||Director/Filmmaker|
|2012||Irish Folk Music||Amanda Neri||Documentary||Director/Filmmaker|
|2012||Heaven can Wait||Amanda Neri||Music Video||Director/Filmmaker|
|2012||Live at Lismore Castle||Mark Buckeridge||Live Recording||Filmmaker|
|2011||Bon Appetite||Amanda Neri||Opera Short||Director/Filmmaker|
|2015||The Curious Eye||Catherine Daly||The Source Arts, Thurles||Curator/Producer|
|2014||Na hOibreacha||CCAD Degree Show||Crawford Art College||Chairperson/Exhibitor|
|2014||Workspace||Solo Exhibition||Alliance Francaise, Cork||Curator/Exhibitor|
|2014||Workspace||Solo Exhibition||The Source Arts, Thurles||Curator/Exhibitor|
|2014||Workspace||LCA Graduate Show||Lismore Castle, Waterford||Exhibitor|
|2013||Are We There Yet?||Collaborative Art Exhib.||Half Moon St., Cork||Producer/Director/Exhibitor|
|2013||The Delighted Eye||Catherine Daly||Nenagh Civic Office||Ass. Curator/PR|
|PHOTOGRAPHY – Promotional Shots, Headshots, Performance Photography|
|Putting it Together
Live Performance Photo.
|Band of the Defence Forces
Live Performance Photo.
|The Key Notes
Live Performance Photo
Studio Performance Photo.
|Kenneth O’ Flynn
Political Campaign Photo.
Live Performance Photo.
|Colm O’ Regan
|Take Me or Leave Me
Live Performance Photo.
Live Performance Photo.
Live Performance Photo.
Live Performance Photo.
|Beauty & The Beast
Live Performance Photo.
|Briony O’ Toole
|2017||Phoenix Quartet||Annie Blake||Concert Poster|
|2017||Sweeney Todd||Teachers Musical Society||Theatre Poster|
|2016||Tech Zone||IT Services||Brand development and Digital/Print Design|
|2016||Juno Paints Ireland||Paint Supplier||Brand development and Digital/Print Design|
|2016||Peter Pan||Phoenix Productions||Theatre Poster & Programme Design|
|2016||Bravery||The Irish College of Music Theater||Theatre Poster|
|2016||42nd Street||Teachers’ Musical Society||Theatre Poster & Programme|
|2016||Cabaret||The Irish College of Music Theatre||Theatre Poster & Programme|
|2015||Aladdin||The Source Arts Centre||Theatre Poster & Programme|
|2015||All Shook Up||Teachers’ Musical Society||Theatre Poster & Programme||Promotional Graphics|
|2015||Broadway here I come||Phoenix Productions||Theatre Poster||Promotional Graphics|
|2015||Beauty & the Beast||Phoenix Productions||Theatre Poster & Programme|
|2015||Duodeca||Poppin Productions||Promotional Graphics|
|2014||Ragtime||Teachers’ Musical Soc.||Theatre Poster & Programme|
|2014||Boogie Shoes||Dwan Academy||Theatre Poster||Promotional Graphics/Program|
|2014||Trust the Wind||Phoenix Productions||Theatre Poster||Promotional Graphics|
|2014||An Evening of Jazz||Briony O’ Toole||Theatre Poster|
|2014||Chatroom||Eoghan Moloney||Theatre Poster|
|2014||OITO Summer Festival||Opera in the Open||Theatre Poster & Programme|
|2014||Bugsy Malone||Phoenix Productions||Theatre Poster & Programme|
|2014||“XII” Concept Album||Briony O’ Toole & Cian MacSuibhne||Poster & Album Cover|
|2013||Cabaret Sauvignon||Amanda Neri||Theatre Poster|
|2013||The Italian Connection||Amanda Neri||Theatre Poster|
|2013||Madness||Phoenix Productions||Theatre Poster|
|2013||Musical Memories||MyTH Productionrs||Theatre Poster|
|2013||Love & Other Complic.||Nicole McDonagh||Theatre Poster|
|2013||Diva in Training||Molly Lynch||Theatre Poster|
|2013||Once upon a Dream||Dwan Academy||Theatre Poster|
|2013||La Passione||Amanda Neri||Theatre Poster & Programme||Promotional Graphics|
|2013||Are we there yet?||Independent Exhibition||Exhibition Poster & Programme||Promotional Graphics|
|2013||Phantom of the Opera||Phoenix Productions||Theatre Poster & Programme||Promotional Graphics|
|2013||Final Recital||Michelle Cooke||Theatre Poster|
|2013||Parade||Byran Flynn Productions||Theatre Poster||Promotional Graphics|
|2013||Term Poster||Dwan Academy||Promotional Poster|
|2013||Le Chat Noir||Clarie Heffernan & Gemma Sugrue||Concert Poster|
|2013||Sunnyside Montessori||School||Posters, Flyers etc||Promotional Graphics|
|2012||Little Wishes||Dwan Academy||Theatre Poster|
|2012||Pro-Painters||Painting Contractors||Posters, Flyers, Business etc.|
|2012||Elouise Flannery||Exhibition Poster||Promotional Graphics|
|2012||Recital||Molly Lynch||Theatre Poster|
|2012||Un Bacio di Speranza||Amanda Neri||Theatre Poster|
|2012||L’Histoir d’Amour||Theatre Poster|
|2012||Rockin’ Around the Tree||Phoenix Productions||Theatre Poster||Promotional Graphics|
|2011||A New Brain||CIT Musical Society||Theatre Poster & Programme|
|2011||Tick, Tick…Boom||CIT Musical Society||Theatre Poster||Promotional Graphics|
|2011||Don’t Stop Believing||Phoenix Productions||Theatre Poster||Promotional Graphics|
|2011||The Sound of Music||Phoenix Productions||Theatre Poster||Promotional Graphics|
|2010||Opening Night||CIT Musical Society||Theatre Poster|
|ONLINE MARKETING WEBSITE DESIGN & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT|
|The Irish College of Music Theatre||Private College||Website & Social Media||theirishcollegeofmusictheatre.com|
|Juno Paints Ireland||Paint Supplier||Design & Marketing|
|Shem the Penman Sings Again||Movie||Website||shemthepenman.com|
|Sweeney Todds Barber Shop||Barbers||Website & Social Media||sweeneytoddsbarbershop.net|
|Bryan Flynn Productions||Production Company||Website, Social Media & Basic eCommerce||bryanflynnproductions.com|
|Are we there yet?||Exhibition||Website & Social Media||awty2013.com|
|Phoenix Productions||Production Company||Website & Social Media||phoenixproductions.ie|
|Catherine Daly||Artist||Website, basic eCommerce & Social Media||catherinedalyartist.com|
|Lorraine Hogan||Singer/Artist||Website & Social Media||lorrainehogan.com|
|Sunnyside Montessori||School||Website & Social Media||sunnysidemontessori.net|