Bigger Picture Projects is a Film, Theatre and Events production company founded in 2013 by Tom and Marketa Dowling. Both of us have worked on high-end and low budget films, tv, commercials, theatre, audio projects, cultural events and in venue and festival management. We are currently based in Limerick in the MidWest of Ireland and work on our own projects and also freelance in film and theatre.
MARKETA DOWLING is an experienced Theatre Producer, Arts Manager and Film Co-Ordinator. Prior to moving to the performing arts sector, she spent ten years working in high-end Film and TV, where she worked on 17 feature films, numerous commercials and photo shoots. In theatre, she produced the Olivier Award winning Silent for Fishamble: The New Play Company and won three Scotsman Fringe First Awards at Edinburgh Festival Fringe (also with Fishamble). After relocating to Limerick from Dublin, she was artistic programmer of Belltable, a multi-disciplinary 220-seater venue in Limerick’s city centre, where she set up, curated and managed the resource sharing and capacity building programme Belltable:Connect. She holds a BA in Humanities (Philosophy major) from DCU and MA in Public Administration from UL. IMDB profile.
TOM DOWLING has almost three decades of varied experience in the Film & TV sector and in theatre venues, including international touring and also in live-action events. At management level, Tom was Artistic Director of 220-seater Arts Centre in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, and in Film Studio Management at Troy Studios, Ireland’s largest film studio with 350.000 sq ft with five sound stages. He was responsible for week-to-week operation plus Health & Safety, development of all policy documents and crew training. He is a member of Screen Training Ireland’s forum to produce a new National Health & Safety policy for the film sector. Tom holds a BA in Project Management. Most recently he has been working in a freelance capacity in the film sector with independent productions. He is also guest lecturing at Limerick School of Art and Design for a module on Professional Practice towards a Certificate in Art Direction in Film & TV. IMDB profile.