The spirit-world around this world of sense
Floats like an atmosphere, and everywhere
Wafts through these earthly mists and vapours dense
A vital breath of more ethereal air
From ‘Haunted Houses’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
I am a sucker for haunted houses. I absolutely believe that bricks and mortar hold memories – like recordings – of past lives, echoes of presence and pain. But not necessarily pain – or any of the bad stuff! How many times have you entered an old house for the first time to feel totally at ease and content there?
Sometimes however, the complete opposite is true, and the only urge you might have is to get the hell out of there as quickly as you can! Unless you have a morbid curiosity, as I do…
As my character ‘Joe’ does …
Joe (Patrick Murphy) Photograph by Errol Farrell. 2018
I have just finished directing a short film called FRAMED, about a talented gothic artist whose fantasy is to paint his beautiful muse into one of his grotesque paintings. His wish is about to be granted, though not in a way that he could ever have imagined…
FRAMED is set in a rambling old house, and more information about the film and the gifted cast and crew I had the pleasure of working with can be found on the Facebook page: HERE
Watch this space, FRAMED is coming soon!
NinnyHammer Productions. 2018
Caroline E. Farrell is the author of the novels, LADY BETH, winner of the Carousel Prize for Best Novel, 2017, and ARKYNE, STORY of a VAMPIRE. She has also written and co-produced the short films IN RIBBONS (2015) and ADAM (2013).