Blight

A Film by Brian Deane

Synopsis

A young priest is summoned to battle dark supernatural forces threatening a remote Island community.

Director

  • Picture of Brian Deane © Brian Deane

    Brian Deane

    Brian is an Irish writer/director from Cork and graduate holder of a BA in English & Philosophy and a MA in Film production. He won his first short film award for his graduation film ‘Without Words’ in Cannes in 2008 as part of Spike Lee’s International Film Festival and has been seen by 400,000 people on Youtube. His first short film since college, ‘Volkswagen Joe’ has won awards in Rome, Boston, Dublin, Galway, Britain and Chicago in 2014 and also won the Best Short Drama award at the Celtic Media Awards. His web Series ‘CTRL’ has been nominated for Best Drama at the IAWTV awards in Las Vegas & at Raindance International Film Festival. His first Irish language film 'Céad Ghrá' has screened in Galway, Cork, Dublin, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Newport Beach, Rhode Island, Edmonton, Wichita, Washington and Seattle International Film Festivals so far as well as winning best short in the GAZE Film festival in Ireland. It has also screened in every Starbucks in America on their digital network after being picked as one of “the Best of the Festival” at SIFF, it has also appeared on Aer Lingus and Alaska Airlines inflight packages. His new film ‘Blight’ just won Grand Prix European Short Film Winner at Fantasporto as well as screening at Newport Beach, Cleveland, Seattle, Phoenix, Indie Lisboa, TIFF, FilmQuest, Galway, Cork, Belfast, Dingle and Fastnet film festival to date. Receiving nine award nominations so far. His latest film ‘Foxglove’ is set to have it's International premiere this year at SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia and has been nominated for the Paul Naschy Brigadoon Award. Brian is also the founder of TW Films and a Berlinale Talent alumni 2016 and has just started work on his first feature film “Salvation” with award winning screenwriter Wiktor Piątkowski the writer and creator of the HBO Europe Polish TV Series “The Border” or “Wataha”.

Awards + Festivals

  • 27th GALWAY FILM FLEADH FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Galway, Ireland, Irish Premiere)July 7, 2015
  • *RUNNER UP IRISH GRAND PRIX SHORT FILM*
    60th CORK FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, Cork, Ireland) November 6, 2015
  • *RUNNER UP LIGHT IN MOTION AWARD*
    28th FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL 2015 - (Official Selection, Derry-Londonderry, Ireland) November 18, 2015
  • *WINNER EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX BEST SHORT FILM*
    36th FANTASPORTO FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Porto, Portugal) February 26, 2016
  • 16th IRISH FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON 2016 (Official Selection, Boston, USA)March 10, 2016
  • DINGLE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Ireland)March 17, 2016
  • 40th CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Cleveland, USA)March 30, 2016
  • 12th INTERNATIONAL HORROR & SCI-FI FESTIVAL PHOENIX 2016 (Official Selection, Phoenix, USA)April 7, 2016
  • TORONTO INT'L SPRING OF HORROR & FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL (TISH) (Official Selection, Carlton Cinema Toronto, Canada)April 7, 2017
  • 16th BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Belfast, Northern Ireland)April 14, 2016
  • 13th INDIE LISBON 2016 (Official Selection Mouth of Madness section, Lisbon, Portugal)April 20, 2016
  • 23rd DEAD BY DAWN INTERNATIONAL HORROR FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, Scottland)April 21, 2016
  • *NOMINATED FOR BEST SHORT HORROR FILM*
    NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Newport Beach, USA) April 21, 2016
  • 42nd SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Seattle, USA)May 19, 2016
  • 8th FASTNET FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nominated for Best Irish Short, Cork, Ireland) *NOMINATED FOR BEST SHORT FILM, BEST IRISH FILM, BEST CORK FILM, BEST SCREENPLAY & BEST DRAMA* May 25, 2016
  • *NOMINATED FOR BEST SHADOW SHORT FILM* *WINNER BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    14th TRANSYLVANIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj- Napoca, Sibiu, Romania) May 27, 2016
  • *WINNER BEST ACTOR*, *NOMINATED FOR BEST HORROR, BEST ACTRESS & BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    FILMQUEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Utah, USA) June 17, 2016
  • 2nd POPCORN FRIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL FLORIDA (Official Selection, Miami, USA)August 12, 2016
  • 49th SITGES FILM FESTIVAL – FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA FANTÁSTIC DE CATALUNYA (Official Selection, Official Fantàstic Selection Sitges (Barcelona), Spain) October 7, 2016
  • 7th TELLURIDE HORROR FEST (Official Selection, Telluride, USA)October 14, 2016
  • 13th FESTIVAL COURT MÉTRANGE RENNES (Official Selection, Rennes, France)October 19, 2016
  • 1st LIBRARY INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Competition Category, Golcha Cinema, New Gate, Jaipur, India)October 21, 2016
  • 14th KALPANIRJHAR INT’L SHORT FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Selection, Kolkata, India)November 1, 2016
  • 9th MORBIDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mexico City, Mexico)November 2, 2016
  • 17th IZMIR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Out of Competition, Izmir, Turkey)November 5, 2016
  • ABERTOIR 2016 – THE INT'L HORROR FILM FESTIVAL OF WALES (Official Selection, Ceredigion, Wales)November 15, 2016
  • *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    3rd OTHER WORLDS AUSTIN (Official Selection, USA)December 1, 2016
  • 14th IN THE PALACE - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)December 1, 2016
  • 14th INTERNATIONAL SHORT & INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dhaka, Bangladesh)December 3, 2016
  • 21 ISLANDS SHORT FILM FEST (Official Selection, New York, USA)December 9, 2016
  • *BEST FILM*
    FESTIVAL DE CORTOMETRAJES EL CUERVO (Official Selection, Navarro, Spain)December 12, 2016
  • *3rd PRIZE*
    8th ARTFOOLS VIDEO FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Larissa, Greece)January 20, 2017
  • FILMKREIS SHORTS 2017 (Official Selection, Darmstadt, Germany)January 21, 2017
  • 18th BAYREUTHER FILMFEST "KONTRAST" (Official Selection, Germany)March 3, 2017
  • CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 3, 2017
  • CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lansing, MI, USA)April 5, 2017
  • UTAH FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, USA)April 7, 2017
  • TORONTO INT'L SPRING OF HORROR & FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL (TISH) (Official Selection, Carlton Cinema Toronto, Canada)April 7, 2017
  • 2nd ACTION&ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL MOVIEPARK (Official Selection, Los Angeles, California, USA)April 21, 2017
  • 14th IN THE PALACE - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Veliko, Bulgaria)April 30, 2017
  • 2nd LESS 15 MIN MINIMOVIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, MovieScreenPro, Online)May 26, 2017
  • 14th IN THE PALACE - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Varna, Bulgaria)May 29, 2017
  • 14th IN THE PALACE - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Balchik, Bulgaria)June 24, 2017
  • *WINNER IN THE GENRE OF HORROR*
    INCORTO FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Cineteca Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico) July 8, 2017

Crew

Director
Brian Deane
Screenplay
Matthew Roche
Producer
Anna O'Malley
Director of Photography
Paddy Jordan
Art Direction
Conor Dennison
Costume Design
Giovanni Lipari
Sound
Fiachra O'Hanlon
Editor
Eamonn Cleary
Sound Design
Enos Desjeunes
Music
George Kallis

Details

Running Time
15 mins
Shooting Format
RED 4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
Scope 2.39
Sound
Surround 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

TW Films Ireland
https://www.facebook.com/twfilm/
www.twfilms.ie
Twitter: @Twistdfilm

https://www.facebook.com/brian.deane.927
www.briandeane.com
Twitter: @SirDeanie

SALES AGENCY

Sadhbh Murphy
Acquisitions and Sales Executive
Network Ireland Television
23 South Frederick Street
Dublin 2, Ireland

+353 1 6729891

sadhbh@network-irl-tv.com
www.network-irl-tv.com