New Irish horror Limp to premiere at Indie Cork Film Festival
The Indie Cork Film Festival is set to premiere Limp, a new Irish horror film written and directed by Shaun Ryan. The film, which will screen on October 18th in the rebel city, was selected from 1,000s of entries.
The movie is an abstract horror which follows Mr Grott, a lonely man who is so infatuated by a woman that in order to be together he murders her. Now Mr Grott lives out his dream of having someone to love and be loved in a chaotic and disorientating world. All of this however cannot last and ultimately no good can come from this relationship.
The film stars Eoin Quinn (Fair City, The Hit Producer, Portrait of a Zombie) as Mr. Grott and Anne Gill (Quirke, Kings) as the unfortunate victim of his lust. The film also stars Laura Canavan Hayes (Shamocracy, Idir Mná ) and Shane Lennon (Fade Street) as an inner-city couple that have their own complications.
Limpwas produced by Shaun Ryan’s production company “Crooked Creations” which was co-founded by Limp’s cinematographer Kevin Minogue. This micro budget film was financed independently for the sum of €900 with cast and crew donating their time to the project for free.
Limpfeatures an exciting and unusual visual style, using multiple layers of imagery and quick cuts to keep the audience on its toes. This style lends itself to a more abstract way of storytelling having the viewer look for subtle moments imagery that reveal its plot to emphasise Mr. Grott’s psychosis.
Producer Kevin Minogue says that “The look of the film has been a real testament owed to the long time in post-production as we had set out to make something not only was a new and challenging story but also a visual experience that you wouldn’t have seen before.”
Director Shaun Ryan has global ambitions for his project stating that “After its premiere at Indie Cork it’s (their) intention to take Limp further afield to international festivals to show it to audiences around the globe.”
The Indie Cork Film Festival was founded by Mick Hannigan and Úna Feely known for their work from the Cork film festival, and has Ken Loach as the honorary patron to the festival. The festival runs from October 16th to 20th. More info can be found at indiecork.com.