7 December 2023 The Irish Film & Television Network
Irish horror The Morrigan to start shooting in Northern Ireland this November
11 Oct 2023 : Luke Shanahan
Director Colum Eastwood
Irish horror film The Morrigan will begin shooting in Northern Ireland next month.

Written and directed by Belfast-based director Colum Eastwood, and based on his 2015 short film of the same, Irish horror film The Morrigan is set to begin filming in Northern Ireland on November 6th. The project has received a SAG-AFTRA waiver.

The film follows a successful archaeologist but absentee mother who travels to Ireland to excavate a centuries old tomb. However, within the site lurks a danger hidden from mankind for centuries. Once it is unleashed she must battle to save her rebellious teenage daughter from possession by a vengeful ‘Pagan War Goddess’, known as The Morrigan.

The Morrigan stars Saffron Burrows (You), Toby Stephens (Die Another Day), and James Cosmo (Braveheart). Ashley Holberry and Gavin Cosmo Mehrtens are producing. of Cowboy Cosmonaut Films. Finance comes from Quickfire Films, Northern Ireland Screen, M2 Mediapost and private equity. AMP is handling worldwide sales.

“The Morrigan breathes new life into the demonic possession genre,” said James Norrie, Sales & Acquisitions at AMP. “With its rich pagan folklore it manages to be a balls to the wall horror, and a brilliant female-centric genre movie showcasing just how far a mother will go to protect her child. We are thrilled to be aboard.”

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