Whackala Film Production company website
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So, what is Whackala…? Well, in its original Mexican Spanish spelling (guacala) it means “yikes!” but we’re not going to show you anything gross here.

We picked the name when making our first project, the award-winning documentary “After the Revolution”, which is, in a nutshell, about Mexican revolutionary indigenous women, made in co-production with Spain’s Canal Sur TV. Whackala was born.

Who are Whackala? The main two people you can blame are Leticia Agudo & Paul McGrath who founded it to combine their separate experiences in producing and directing fiction, documentary and animation, and let’s be frank, because they quite liked each other, so -not advised by some- they threw all their eggs into one basket and mixed the personal and the professional into one big pot and … yes … whackala?

Then the two became three, with the addition of the brilliant and multi-talented Bobby Moloney, who wasn’t that keen on documentaries and encouraged Leticia to return to fiction and quite enjoyed writing for animation too.

What do they do exactly: we’re a company of creatives that develop content for different screens. We produce short content ourselves and we work with other production companies and studios for drama and animation features and series. We have also carried out services including: production and event management, animation and post production.

Where is Whackala? Our base is in Dublin, Ireland. Two of us are from here and one from Spain, so we love international co-productions and working with people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Want to know more about the people? Check out The Culprits

So… what do they do again…? Whackala …We Make Films.