Based in the Heart of Ireland, NEW DEPARTURES MEDIA is owned and run by Executive Producer/Director, Evan Chamberlain who has been producing and directing high-end television programmes for over 20 years for Irish and International markets.
"Lonnaithe i gcroílár na hÉireann, is comhlacht é New Departures Media atá faoi úinéireacht agus faoi stiúir Evan Chamberlain, Léiritheoir Feidhmiúcháin/Stiúrthóir, atá i mbun cláir den chéad scoth a léiriú agus a stiúradh le breis is 20 bliain do mhargadh na hÉireann agus do mhargaí idirnáisiúnta"
Specialising in the creation of factual-entertainment formats, travel and documentary, the newly branded media company has its own in-house studio directors and off/on-line editors as well as a highly creative team of producers and researchers therefore allowing the team to take the initial programme on the entire journey from concept and creation to broadcast.
The emphasis in NEW DEPARTURES MEDIA is on creating new fresh formats and this has been achieved over many years. Series such as the ground breaking farmers’ reality series ‘Feirm Factor’ for TG4, which has been optioned as 'Farm Factor' in numerous territories worldwide, in the fresh approach to mixing sport and music in the aptly named series 'Pitch Perfect', the Award Winning 'Higher Ground' entrepreneurs series for RTE, the unique real life 'fly on the wall' series 'Lads as Dads' and the long running nostalgia series 'Mí na Meala' (Honeymooners) have all shown that we can create formats to match the very best.
Of course Evan and his team are best known for their collaboration with Award Winning Travel Presenter Hector Ó hEochagáin with travel series in Australia, South America, UK, Canada and Central America and in recent years the epic trips from Siberia to Saigon across Asia and Savannah to San Diego across the Southern States of the USA.
The team are presently in production of an epic trip through Africa taking Hector through Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe in the much anticipated 'Hector Africa'.
A former primary school teacher, Evan is a fluent bilingual speaker (Gaelic & English) with a great knowledge of the geographical layout of Ireland and indeed of the 101 countries he has visited worldwide. He has a sense of responsibility in what he makes and a great love for the past and the stories that must be told before it’s too late.
'New Departures Media' are 100% committed to conceiving and developing new concepts, ideas and formats for all the TV Channels and other Media platforms both National and International.
Hopefully you can join us on our journey in seeing the world at home and abroad 'through Irish eyes'