DUNSANY PRODUCTIONS & its founder, RANDAL PLUNKETT, LORD DUNSANY, have announced filming has just concluded on the post-apocalyptic horror film “OUT THERE”. The short filmed from the 24th May on locations within the Dunsany Castle Estate, in Dunsany, Co Meath
The film stars Conor Marren(True D) opposite sexy actress Emma Eliza Regan (Love Eternal, The Shadows) with Johnny Carey as Mr. Flin and Cian Lavelle Walsh (Walt) in supporting roles.
‘OUT THERE’ which was written and directed by Plunkett. The film concerns the emerging psychological drama when an unconscious Robert, (Marren) waking up dazed and confused in isolated woodland and tries to piece together what has happened. He and his young fiancée Jane (Regan), find themselves fighting for survival, as all is not well in the clam tranquil coutryside.
Dunsany Productions founder, Randal Plunkett is fast emerging as one of Ireland’s distinctive new voices of independent cinema. His first film, ‘Kiss Kiss’, a dark thriller set in London, set a precedent for a versatile repertoire of films including the homage to 70’s grindhouse horror ‘Prey’ and futuristic war drama ‘Guerilla’ (Producer). Plunketts most recent offering ‘Walt’ recently picked up the Best Drama award at this years LIT festival.
Starring opposite Marren is Emma Eliza Regan, who recently landed the lead in Colin Downey’s fantasy feature The Shadows, currently in post-production. She also starred in Ivan Kavanagh’s ‘Tin Can Man’, which picked up the critics’ choice Special Jury Award at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival earlier this year. You can also see Regan opposite Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) in the murder drama Jack Taylor: The Sorrow, this autumn on TV3.
‘OUT THERE’ was shot using RED SCARLET by Italian cinematographer Stefano Battarola (Walt/Guerrilla) and Russian DoP Philipp Morozov on Steadicam. Sound was recorded by Ronan Gorry(Walt).
Preparation of Dunsany’s stunning locations included stellar work from Production Designer Claire McGuinness (idir Mna) and Assistant Art Director Heather Hinchon-Quinn. Costume design was provided by Anouck Sablayrolles (Charlie Casanova). Make up and sfx was supervised by Zsanett Vegh (Unlocking charlie, RTE Storyland Hysteria) with assistance by Teri Pinnell (Stitches). The project is produced by Kevin Fisher alongside Plunkett. Helen Surruya (Prey/Kiss Kiss) was the production manager, Louise MacSweeney took up the role as assitant director, while Alan Byrne (Walt) was line producer. Darius Mc Gann (Walt, Guerilla,What If) returns to provide a new score for the project. Out There was funded by private investors and is intended to travel the international film festival circuit.