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Pondering Media

PONDERING IS A DUBLIN-BASED PRODUCTION COMPANY, MAKING FILM AND WEB CONTENT WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON COMEDY. WE VALUE WORK WITH AN OFF-BEAT VOICE, A STRONG SOCIAL MESSAGE AND A FOCUS ON THE AUDIENCE.

 
 
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About Us

Pondering was founded by Karen Healy in 2014 – initially a vehicle for Karen’s UK-based videography business, the company expanded with the addition of writer-director Michael Healy (Karen’s brother) later that year. Pondering then began outputting its own original work, attracting tens of thousands of views on YouTube and finding success at web and comedy festivals.

In 2015, producer Richard Wade joined the team to begin work on Pondering’s debut cinematic short, Would You Like Some Toast (2016). Turned over on a tight schedule, Toast has just begun its festival run, most recently being accepted into BAFTA affiliated, London Short Film Festival.

This summer, Pondering finalised a deal with investment company Avaltyc Limited to support our next stage of development. With offices now open Stillorgan and a growing team of industry professionals backing them up, Pondering is working to bring its brand of fresh, narrative-focused comedy to ever more ambitious projects.

Pondering just completed a round of fundraising for its next project, attracting the support of a wide range of private investors and film enthusiasts. The company’s long-term goal is to structure, fund, administrate and deliver debut feature-length project through a combination of public and private backing.

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Company Values

On every project, we develop a clear mission statement to get all producers, backers and creative leads on the same page from the outset.

We take an inclusive, iterative approach to script development, taking feedback from all key parties and not settling until all concerns are resolved. 

 We hold ourselves to management standards that are honest, professional and at all times accessible to crew and other team members.

We make sure we’re always improving, undertaking detailed debriefs and post-mortems on all projects.

 

Creative Values

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Pondering’s focus is on a fresh, cosmopolitan comedy, with a voice that is uniquely and identifiably our own.

 We think about the audience at all times – nothing too obscure or self-indulgent

 Our first priority on every project is to refine character motivation and plot development – nothing murky or unclear.

 Everything needs a justification, from script elements to storyboards. If we can’t explain the decision succinctly then it’s probably not working.

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The Team

Karen Healy

Founder of Pondering Media

Karen Healy is Pondering Media’s founder, CEO and perennial lead performer.  Her work on Pondering’s award-winning shorts has earned her strong press attention, including being named one of “London’s Most Creative Irish Minds” in 2015 by the Irish Post. Her credits include RTE’s IFTA-nominated Irish Pictorial Weekly, numerous roles with famed immersive theatre company Reuben Feels, and countless other adverts, shorts, and performance art pieces. Karen produced all of Pondering’s online sketches, which have reached over 20,000 views. She also performs stand-up comedy and is a passionate advocate of women in the arts. Karen is signed with Byron's Management.

 

Michael HEALY

Director

Michael Healy is Pondering’s Managing Director, in charge of many of the company’s operational and creative tasks. A commercial copywriter before his transition into screenwriting and directing, he worked on nationally-run campaigns for clients such as 123.ie and Kildare Village. Michael holds an honours degree in film studies and English lit, and has written and directed all of Pondering’s original work. He has earned a reputation for delivering fresh and irreverent comedy across every medium he has worked in.

 
 
 

richard Wade

Producer, Development

Richard Wade is Pondering’s key producer, joining the team with 2016’s Would You Like Some Toast? Richard holds an honours degree in media and production management has worked on a range of Irish-based productions, including Irish Pictorial Weekly, Vikings, and BBC's Redwater. Now a sought-after team member for productions of all sizes, Richard brings his network of industry pros and passion for ambitious, independent productions to the Pondering Team.

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Our Office

3 Priory Office Park,

Stillorgan Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

 

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us at Pondering Media.

 
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