Blinder Films is currently in pre-production with new feature ‘Citadel’, a psychological horror feature that will shoot in Glasgow in November. The project is the debut feature from writer/director Ciaran Foy.
The feature centres around an agoraphobic single father who wants to leave the area that haunts him. Katie Holly (Sensation) is the producer for Blinder Films and Scotland’s Sigma Films will be represented with Brian Coffey (I Love Luci) serving as co-producer and Gillian Berrie (Hallam Foe) on board as executive producer.
As mentioned above, ‘Citadel’ will mark Ciaran’s feature debut. The filmmaker has written and directed several shorts including ‘Scumbot’, ‘1902’ and ‘The Faeries of Blackheath Woods’ the latter enjoying wins at the Brest European Short Film Festival, the Luxembourg International Film Festival, the film festivals in both Cork and Kerry and Melbourne’s Underground Film Festival. Furthermore Ciaran is one of eight filmmakers selected for the Zentropa/Sigma Films Advance Party II scheme. The first Advance Party scheme produced films including Andrea Arnold’s ‘Red Road’ and Morag McKinnon’s ‘Donkeys’.
All the post-production work for the feature will be carried out in Dublin, the specific post house is TBC. The film has a budget of just under €3 million and is being funded by the Irish Film Board (€600,000) and Scottish Screen along with tax credits.