Our Story


At Overcast, we love video.  And you’re here because you love video too. Thing is – video is great until you have to manage it.  Why is it so difficult?

Actually, it’s not anymore.

Everyone has a solution.  Our early critics said:

why don’t you just use YouTube or Vimeo?

They’re fine if you want to watch video, but what about security, privacy and managing rushes.


How about WeTransfer and Dropbox?

Again great, until you don’t want to download a million versions onto your computer.

How about memory sticks and hard drives?

Their fine too until you need to search for something or need a secure backup.  In fact, there are so many ways to share, collaborate on and manage video that you are always wasting your time with tools that are not developed specifically for video.

Production workflows end up feeling like they are held together with duct tape and chewing gum.

Businesses use video to communicate both externally (to their clients and consumers) and internally (to their staff).

Our mission is to make the whole video ecosystem easier to manage by replacing multiple tools with one simple management system.


Philippe Brodeur

Philippe Brodeur – CEO and Founder of Overcast HQ:
Philippe’s first foray into TV was working for the BBC when he went on a news shoot – it took 5 of them (cameraman, lighting engineer, sound guy, reporter and producer) and 2 taxi drivers to gather a 15 second clip.  Ever since, he’s been on a mission to make it easier to watch and work with video.  Overcast is a result of his love for both technology and TV.  His other great passions include coaching his boys at rugby and skiing in the Alps.


Zsolt Lorincz – CTO and Founder of Overcast HQ:
Award-winning developer, born in Transylvania, and now living in Dublin, Ireland. Since the early 2000, Zsolt has worked on several projects involving development of CMS systems, e-shops, mobile apps and media asset management platforms. In our team, Zsolt is not just CTO and Funder of Overcast HQ, he is the heart and soul of our platform. When Zsolt is not developing, you can often find him on a basketball court or taking long walks in mountains.

Testimonials and Awards:


“Overcast is 1 of 40 start-ups we believe is capable of changing the world for good.”

–  Paddy Flynn, Google


Chosen by Adrian Weckler of The Irish Independent as #3 Irish Tech Firm to watch in 2017


Winner of Enterprise Ireland’s High Potential Start-Up Sprint competition December 2016


Winner of Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund March 2016

Latest Blog Posts

Businesses Struggle With Digital Workflow – So What’s The Answer?

Big online businesses are terrible at workflow and should stick with what they do best rather than trying to be everything to everyone. Tweet: Businesses Struggle With Digital Workflow – So What’s The Answer? Stick to what you know best There are literally millions of apps out there and many of them are geared towards […]

Semantic Confusion? Cut Through the Bull and Take Charge of Your Video Content

Video files are getting bigger, more complex and more difficult to manage without specialist help.   Depending on the format, an hour of 4k video can be more than a 1TB of content.  That’s 1,000GB. That’s 8 times more than I can store on my laptop. Tweet: Semantic confusion? Cut Through the Bull and Take Charge of […]

5 Reasons Why Collaboration Is Replacing Email

Collaboration software is replacing email. And by that I don’t mean that email will be eliminated (there will always be a role for email) but when it comes to working better and more efficiently collaboration software has the advantage. Here’s why: Tweet: 5 Reasons Why Collaboration Is Replacing Email  Email is the Killer App Let […]

Mixed Reality is the new AR / VR

This is my mixed reality.  It’s a reality that has washed over me without so much as a pause to acknowledge it.  It’s a mixed reality that fuses physical life with digital.  If someone had showed it in a presentation on the Mad Men Series, the brands being pitched would have looked on in disbelief.

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How to cut BIG COSTS out of BIG VIDEO

Ok – so we all know that millions and billions of people watch videos on Youtube. And we know that more and more people are watching video on Facebook and other social platforms like Twitter and Instagram. But there is so much noise around what we should all be doing to create video that the question remains: how can brands create video cost effectively to reach their audience.

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“Search” is the killer app – but it also killed my deal

I had a potential new client turn me down the other day. It’s not the first time and won’t be the last. But of course, as an evangelist and someone selling a product, it is always difficult.

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Augmented and Virtual Reality – An Oxymoron, Or A $182billion Promise?

I think AR and VR will have greater longevity. But it won’t happen overnight and it will take a great deal of investment to create the ecosystem to support them. One of the key challenges is around managing the massive files that are created and how the images are stitched together.

How To Win At Video

For men on Madison Avenue and Fleet Street, TV was the easiest business going. The world changed. The world moved on. This is how and how to adapt.

5 Ways That Prove Video Content Can Boost Your Business

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Video is Great Until You Have to Manage it

Online video companies, marketers and publishers need to stop using duct tape and bubble gum to solve their technical issues around collaboration and transcoding.

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