ELEONORA McNAMARA Education: MArchSc Hons- Sustainable Building Design & Performance UCD H Dip-Modelmaking and Design DLIADT Cert Post Grad - Art Therapy Crawford CAD CIT Cert- Management Development Carlow IT FETAC Cert- Fundamentals of Draughting UCLAE
The daughter of a prominent sculptor, Eleonora ‘Ellie McNamara', studied Model-Making at IADT and went straight into the Film & TV industry in Ireland. Within a few years she became one of the most in-demand freelancers in her field. She has worked on a range of productions in Ireland and the UK over the last 17 years including,‘'Into The Badlands 2/3'.''Dawn', 'Calvary’, ‘Asterix & Obelix', ‘Puffball’, ‘King Arthur’, 'Ella Enchanted', ''Leapyear', 'Haywire', Ondine', ‘The Golden Compass’ ,‘Byzantium’ ,Vikings 1/2/3/4’, ‘Penny Dreadful 1/2/3' and ‘Ripper Street 2/3/4’ to name a few. She works as head of department Modelmaker and Sculptor for Tv and Film productions and providing complex pieces for event and museum installations,and the demand has been growing steadily, hence, the reason for the establishment of ASAM in 2015. She has had both national and international success as a visual artist and sculptor. Her most recent Bronze commission 'Fair day' is installed on permanent display in Rathdrum, Co Wicklow, Ellies passion for creative challenges never falters.
MODELMAKER/ CNC OPERATOR / 3D PRINTING
KARL CONNELLY BA hons- 3D Design- University of Sunderland BA- Modelmaking and Design DLIADT Cert- Management Development Carlow IT Skilled in Rhino,Sketch up. Karl has worked in the film industry in Ireland for over ten years on a number of reputable productions such as 'Into the Badlands', 'The Third Wave' Penny Dreadful','Vikings', ''The Cured', 'Ripper Street' and 'Jericho'. As well as having an in-depth knowledge of the digital platforms and programs that drive ASAM's machinery Karl is a talented Modelmaker and Visual Artist.
We work with a number of talented freelance model-makers and sculptors on a project by project basis.