No matter who you are or what the material – Buckled Cranium has both the expertise and resources to deliver your content – on time and on budget.
At our core is Luke Leslie. Following his ambitious debut remaking Jurassic Park in his grand-mother’s rose bushes at the age of six, Luke founded Buckled Cranium in 2003 and graduated from the Irish National Film School with a feature-length comedy made for a modest budget of €200. Fascinated by all things history, arts, and technology Luke has a ceaseless passion for cinema and has developed from an aspiring Irish film-maker to a multi-skilled Creative Director.
From live performances of Groove Armada, LTJ Bukem, and Vitalic, to interviews with Marc Almond and Gavin Friday. We’ve collaborated with world class creatives Kevin Godley, Brian Masterson, and Lance Hogan and produced content featuring iconic international musicians. Highlights include Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones in the WholeWorldBand iOs App and Sheer Heart Attack and the Talenthouse.com competition winning music video produced for the Legendary rock group Queen.
Our films have screened at Irish festivals including Dublin, Cork, and Galway, and international showcases in Edinburgh, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles.
We enjoy an enduring collaboration with leading Irish exhibition design firm Martello Media, and have produced audio visual content for several of their prestigious international visitor experiences including The Irish Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010, The Museum of Biblical Art in New York City, The National Library of Ireland and the Irish Whiskey Museum in Dublin.
Luke brings his brilliant young creative enthusiasm to everything he does. He has made extremely resourceful films in the past, and will continue to transform whatever resources he has access to into compelling and innovative work in the future.- Douglas Murray, Supervising Sound Editor - Skywalker Sound
Luke is a highly talented creative. His work is a labor of love. He has a wide-ranging knowledge and understanding of his field, is well-read and keeps up with the latest trends. Finding the right mesh of talent and interpersonal skills is a very difficult task, which is why I would recommend Luke – there are so few people who can be creative and manage creative and he is one of them.- David Stirling, New York Director - Stirling&Stirling
Luke is creative, experienced and hard-working, and can really deliver on an existing creative brief – or develop a completely original concept that works.- John Ingram, Director - Animo Digital
It is always a pleasure to work with Luke. Luke is a director who’s very ambitious, has clever ideas and is always able to deliver. I always look forward to working with him..- Narayan Van Maele, Director of Photography
Luke is a true creative spirit with exceptional visual flair and technical know-how. He delivers remarkable, memorable results on all his projects and it’s always a pleasure to work with him..- Jonathan Casey, Composer - Envision Sound