A fantastical weekend for FRAMED!

What an incredible weekend for FRAMED, picking up the ‘Best Short Horror Film’ award from Underground Cinema Film Festival! Very honoured to be in the company of some fantastic filmmakers, and thanks to Dave Byrne and the Underground team for their continuing support of independent filmmakers, in Ireland and abroad.

 

 

AND THIS from Devil’s Night Gallery Film + Art Event!

 

Devil’s Night Gallery is an independent film and art show which takes its name from its two inspirations. The first is “Night Gallery”, a classic, horror anthology television series, hosted by Rod Serling, from the ‘70s. The second is the aggressively independent spirit of the city of Detroit, represented by the ominous “Devil’s Night”. Like the namesake tv series, Devil’s Night Gallery features screenings of short films preceded by an introduction and the reveal of an original piece of art inspired by the film. Film submissions were received from around the world and were narrowed down to 10, from Michigan and beyond, which best represented the experience of the “Night Gallery”. A handful of amazing local artists were selected to create original works of art inspired by those same films. Just look at this incredible work – based on FRAMED – from artist Joyce Swope. Fantastical!!!

FRAMED: Festival Screenings: September

I’m delighted to share that my short film, FRAMED will screen at the following festivals in September:

 

Underground Cinema Film Festival: Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin

Short Programme 7: Sunday, September 2nd at 1:00pm. LINK HERE 

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SPOOK SCREEN Film Festival: Clonakilty, County Cork

Irish Shorts Programme: Saturday, September 8th. LINK HERE


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Disappear Here Film Festival: Ballyliffin, County Donegal

28th – 30th September, 2018. Link HERE

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I am a writer and filmmaker from Dublin, Ireland. Author of the novels LADY BETH which won the award for BEST NOVEL at the Carousel Aware Prize and ARKYNE, STORY OF A VAMPIRE, I have recently written and directed FRAMED, a short horror film. I have also written several feature-length and short screenplays including ADAM [2013] and the multi-award winner, IN RIBBONS [2015]. 

FRAMED: The Trailer is up!

I am delighted to release the trailer of my directorial debut. Big hugs of gratitude to all who collaborated with me to make this happen. To find out more about the cast and crew, please visit our Facebook page at the link below…

 

FRAMED, a Short Film 

 

More news coming soon!

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I am also the author of the novels LADY BETH which won the award for BEST NOVEL at the Carousel Aware Prize and ARKYNE, STORY OF A VAMPIRE, I have also written several feature-length and short screenplays including ADAM [2013] and the multi-award winner, IN RIBBONS [2015].

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FRAMED, a product of my morbid curiosity!

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.
1807-1882

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).