For our interviews this week, we also needed to have a cover letter draft and after having spoken a bit to James Doherty at Short Sighted about what it was like to work with Piranha Bar, I decided to write my cover letter to them.
Piranha Bar is a Dublin based Production Company and a full service Post Facility. They have a really diverse group of people working for them, with specialities in live action, 2D and 3D animation, VFX and motion graphics, as well as a lot of talented directors.
The studio was founded in 2002 out of a frustration with how post production was run at the time and a want to see a studio that was artist rather than facility led.
In an interview with Little Black Book Online, they explained how they got their name:
“The ‘Piranha’ part was about being a small, but lethal boutique at the time. The values of a collective of talented individuals being more effective as a group was also part of the original philosophy, which is probably even more applicable in our present guise.
The ‘Bar’ was about creating a welcoming, relaxing environment that people want to come to that doesn’t feel like ‘work’.”
Something that all the creators working with Piranha Bar share a passion for is effective story telling, which is something I value very highly as well. They also encourage a collaborative approach to all aspects of projects, which would give me the opportunity to work alongside the creators and see their creative process to explore ways of telling stories which are new to me.
With this in mind, I wrote the first draft of my cover letter. I tried to keep the same branding as was on my CV so that it would be clear to the person receiving them that they belonged together.