A Film by Brian Deane


In the wilds of Connemara, an engineer and his daughter are targeted by an ancient and angry force from within the earth itself.


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    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

  • 60th CORK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nominated for Best Irish Short, Cork, Ireland)November 6, 2015
  • 23rd DEAD BY DAWN INTERNATIONAL HORROR FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, Scottland)April 21, 2016
  • FASTNET FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nominated for Best Irish Short, Cork, Ireland)May 25, 2016
  • GALWAY FILM FLEADH FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Galway, Ireland)July 5, 2016
  • 49th SITGES FILM FESTIVAL – FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA FANTÁSTIC DE CATALUNYA (Official Selection, Nominated for Award Brigadoon Paul Naschy, Sitges (Barcelona), Spain)October 7, 2016
  • 9th POST MORTEM INTERNATIONAL HORROR AND BIZARRE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Aguascalientes, Mexico)October 27, 2016
  • 21 ISLANDS SHORT FILM FEST (Official Selection, New York, USA)December 9, 2016
  • 8th ARTFOOLS VIDEO FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Larissa, Greece)January 20, 2017
  • 19th MECAL PRO, INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)March 14, 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
  • 12th ANNUAL MYRTLE BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, South Carolina, USA)April 19, 2017
  • 2nd ACTION&ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL MOVIEPARK (Official Selection, Los Angeles, California, USA)April 21, 2017
  • 11th JEHLUM SHORT & LONG FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)May 7, 2017
  • BACKUP_FESTIVAL (Special Programme, Weimar, Germany)May 17, 2017


Brian Deane
Bob Kelly
Cronan Creagh
Director of Photography
David Grennan
Art Direction
Sarah Leonard
Costume Design
Aisling Byrne
Colin McKenna
Eamonn Cleary
Sound Design
Paul Rowland
George Kallis


Running Time
11 mins
Shooting Format
Alexa 2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
5.1 Surround Sound



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

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