After leaving school with stunning Leaving Cert* results in the early 90's Darren Smith spent eight years in the Irish music industry for a crime he didn't commit. Since leaving music he's dedicated his life to providing entertainment to the people of earth. Mainly involving television but with a few detours into talent management, theatre production and mime** he has either created, written, directed, produced or exec produced all of Kite's output since setting it up in 2004.
In 2008 he co-wrote Dustin The Turkey's hauntingly beautiful Eurovision losing "Irlandé Douze Pointe", shortly afterwards he retired from songwriting.
*Not in a good way.
A recovering composer and
musician, Colm Tobin is a comedy writer/producer for the web, radio and TV and has been with Kite since 2006. One of the original creators of the satirical website Langerland.com which spawned three TV series for RTE 2, he has also written and produced four series of the kids animation/puppetry show Science Fiction for RTE JNR and CBBC. Science Fiction has since been picked up for worldwide distribution by Aardman, the legendary company behind Wallace & Gromit. In 2013, Colm produced 13 x 4' episodes of Brain Freeze, another science-based puppetry series for CBBC. Brain Freeze has also been picked up for worldwide distribution by Aardman Rights.
On radio Colm has written for Radio 1’s Irish Pictorial Weekly, he has contributed regularly to the Irish TImes, and online he is an active member of the Irish Twitterati, a movement for which he would happily take a bullet... or if not a bullet he'd definitely come up with a witty 140 character based defence. Colm likes to divide his time between London and New York by living in Dublin full time.