A feature length adaptation of ROSG’s ‘Na Cloigne’ will broadcast on TG4 on Monday, November 1st as a Halloween special. The supernatural murder mystery series is directed by Robert Quinn (Primeval) and produced by Ciarán Ó Cofaigh (Graveyard Clay).
The three part murder mystery screened as a series on TG4 earlier this year and has been compiled into a feature length film version for the special Halloween broadcast. ‘Na Cloigne’, which translates as ‘The Heads’ is a contemporary supernatural thriller which features a young couple at the centre of an investigation into the violent and gruesome murders of two women.
The story focuses on the discovery of the naked and decapitated bodies of two young women in the woods. Local artist Nuala and her adulterous boyfriend Seán find themselves at the heart of the brutal murder inquiry as jealousy, lust and insecurity drives their relationship to breaking point. The programme moves into paranormal territory when the mysterious Superintendent Ó Sé arrives on the scene and calls upon his supernatural intuition to try and unravel the murder mystery.
Producer Ciarán Ó Cofaigh, tells IFTN that the programme is perfect Halloween viewing as it touches on the darker side of the human condition and the supernatural: ”It also has a real paranormal and supernatural feel to it that has been influenced by the likes of ‘Twin Peaks’ and the vast number of old Irish fairy stories that we all grew up with, he tells us. ”The result is a clash between contemporary circumstances and ancient forces, which has dramatic consequences for all involved. We assembled a fantastic cast and crew of well loved Irish talent for ‘Na Cloigne’ and there is no doubt that the production is must see television this Halloween. You’ll be peeping out from behind the couch, waiting to see what happens!”
Said talented Irish cast includes ‘Graveyard Clay’ actor Dara Devaney (Pictured Above), Siobhán O Kelly (The Daisy Chain) and Barry McGovern (Braveheart) alongside Irish language actors Mac dara Ó Fatharta (Leap Year), Joe Steve Ó Neachtain (Ros na Rún) and Áine Ní Dhroighneáin (Nollaig Shona).
‘Na Cloigne’s executive producer for TG4 is Micheál Ó Meallaigh (Striapacha) and the Irish Film Board executive producer is Emma Scott (Timbuktu). The feature is written by Lauren Mackenzie (The Clinic) and Darach Ó Scolaí (Cosa Nite) and the director of photography is Micheál Ó Dubháin (Queering the Pitch). ‘Na Cloigne’ was edited by Conall de Cléir (Diabhal ag an Damhsa) with music provided by Ray Harman (Timbuktu).
- The feature length film adaptation of ‘Na Cloigne’ airs on TG4 on Monday, 1 November at 9.30pm