About Us

Who We Are

Contentmachine is a video production company registered in both Cape Town and Dublin. We offer clients a personalised service in all areas of video production, from the initial planning and strategy, to the design and delivery of the finished product.


What We Do

In today’s environment screens are everywhere. We’ve created tailor-made video content for all sorts of platforms and devices. In addition to online video we have generated content specifically for large company presentations, mobile phones, video walls at trade shows and tablets used in pitch presentations.


If you’re looking for a television commercial, corporate video for your website, social media content or a suite of videos that does all of the above, we’d love to talk to you.


Where It All Began

Contentmachine was founded in 2010. Together the two of us have over thirty years experience in the industry, and Contentmachine brings it all together under one roof.


Julia is an experienced director and producer. In a previous life she worked as an actor. Because of this she has a knack for making people feel comfortable in front of the camera and understands that capturing relaxed interviews on screen is an important part of getting your business’s message across.


Alan has worked as an editorial photographer since the early nineties for publications such as Time, Forbes, Businessweek and The Guardian.
Since 2005 he has worked directing and shooting documentaries, TV commercials and corporate films.


When a project requires it we pair up with some of the best talent in the business, be they animators, copywriters, science writers, motion graphic artists, music composers or technical crew. So, whether you’re working with just the two of us, or part of a bigger Contentmachine, you can be sure to receive the personalised service that we’re known for.




  • Garrett Murphy, ​C​​reative Director – Infiniti Europe

    I’ve called in the support of Contentmachine on several motion-based projects and they never cease to impress both me and my clients.

    We’ve worked together on everything from short format clips for online social content to much longer corporate interview set-ups for brand films. They are always keen to bounce ideas around when a project begins and have the honed technical skills to bring those ideas to life and ultimately to screen.

  • Jack MacGowan, CEO – ARI (Aer Rianta International).

    ARI was delighted with the corporate video created for the company by Alan and the team at Contentmachine.

    From the detailed planning process, through the challenging travel schedules and production timelines, to the close attention to detail during the shoot and post production, we couldn’t have asked for a more flexible, efficient and creative partner. Highly recommended.

  • Kevin Donnelly, Country Director – Britvic Ireland

    Alan and the team at Contentmachine did a fantastic job at putting together our company history video. They really got the brief, visiting all sites and truly connecting with staff.

    The result – a video that uniquely captures the rich history and tradition of our company. The care and attention to detail from Alan and the team was second-to-none and made all the difference in delivering such a superb outcome.

  • Pearse McCaughey, Group Creative Director – Cawley Nea/TBWA

    Over the years Contentmachine has produced a spectrum of work for us that includes everything from table-top set ups to transcontinental, multi-location, polylingual, cast-of-thousand shoots.

    Alan O’Connor and his team combine attention to detail with a total commitment to creating the best job possible. When you hire Contentmachine you don’t just get a production company, you get a creative partner who adds real value, passion and creativity to every step of the process. It has been a privilege to work with these world-class film makers and we look forward to doing so again very soon.