Filming will wrap in Galway this weekend on Fantastic Film’s supernatural thriller ‘Outcast’. The feature, directed by Colm McCarthy (Single – Handed), stars James Nesbitt (Five Minutes of Heaven), Katie Dicke (Red Road), Ciarán McMenamin (The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce) and Niall Bruton (Uncle Bills Barrel).
Set a council estate in Edinburgh, ‘Outcast’ intertwines ritual and magic with the doomed relationship between Petronella a Scottish/Romany girl and Fergal her mysterious Irish traveller boyfriend (Bruton).
Scripted by Colm and Tom McCarthy, the film is being lensed by Darren Tiernan (The Honeymooners). This also marks the feature film debut for Colm McCarthy whose television credits include ‘The Tudors’, ‘Single – Handed’, The Big Bow Wow’ and ‘Murphy’s Law.’
’Outcast’ was filmed over three weeks in Scotland, followed by a two week shoot at Studio Solas in Galway. Produced by John McDonnell with Brendan McCarthy from Fantastic Films, the co producer is Eddie Dick from Scotland’s MaKar Productions, with post taking place in Windmill Lane.
Funding comes from the IFB, Scottish Screen with Vertigo handling distribution and Bankside Films handling international sales.