The Lodgers
The Lodgers - © Tailored Films/Epic Pictures Group

#IrishFilm: Brian O’Malley’s The Lodgers sells to more countries

ScreenDaily is reporting that Brian O’Malley’s new gothic horror The Lodgers, which is produced by Tailored Films, has added a number of additional countries to its roster of sales at the current American Film Market.

The deals, which have been brokered by Epic Pictures Group, include sales to M2 Pictures in Italy, MVK in Russia, Paris Filmes in Brazil, Premiere TV in the Benelux, New Select in Japan, Captive in the Philippines, and Cine Colombia in Colombia.

These are in addition to those territories previously disclosed: Best Film in Poland, Eagle Film in the Middle East, Sky Media in Mexico, BF Distribution in Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador, MovieCloud in Taiwan, Suraya in Malaysia, CGV in Indonesia, Skyline in Vietnam, and Unicon in South Korea.

The film, which is scripted by David Turpin, is a ghost story of orphaned twins Rachel and Edward who share their crumbling stately home with unseen sinister forces – known as “The Lodgers”.

Bill Milner (X-Men: First Class) and Charlotte Vega (REC3) play the lead roles, supported by a strong cast that includes Patrick’s Day lead Moe Dunford, Game of Thrones actors David Bradley and Eugene Simon, Noble star Deirdre O’Kane, and Roísín Murphy (What Richard Did).

The Lodgers is being produced by Julianne Forde and Ruth Treacy for Tailored Films, with Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson of Epic Pictures Group as executive producers. The film received backing from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.


The story follows a sister and brother haunted by a secret curse that forces them to remain in the large estate home left to them by their dead parents. But when a young man who falls in love with the sister tries to free her, his attempt sets off a deadly chain reaction.