Award-winning Irish Eco-horror, Without Name, Released this Friday, 5 May

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Award-winning Irish Eco-horror, Without Name, Released this Friday, 5 May

Lorcan Finnegan’s award-winning eco-horror, Without Name, will be released in Irish cinemas this Friday, 5 May, by Element Pictures Distribution, following its Irish premiere at the Audi Dublin Film Festival in February.

The film—which marks Finnegan’s debut feature film, following his 2012 critically acclaimed short film, Foxes—is a collaboration between Finnegan, writer Garret Shanley and producer Brunella Cocchiglia (Lovely Productions) and developed with funding from the 2014 Bord Scannán na  hÉireann/the Irish Film Board ‘Catalyst Project’ scheme.

Described by The Hollywood Reporter as being “saturated with psychological dread and an enveloping sense of place”, Finnegan’s feature centres on land surveyor, Eric (Alan McKenna) who travels to a remote and unnamed Irish woodland, to assess its suitability for a new development project. Here, he sets up temporary residence, in an old unused house and begins to discover that all is not what it would appear to be in the woods. The idyllic backdrop almost seems to speak back to him and an ominous lingering presence fills him with a sense of dread. Alone and alientated from urban existence, he becomes increasingly fascinated yet disturbed by his surroundings. Are there really external and sinister elements at play here or is Eric becoming a prisoner of his own thoughts, in this place—without name?

Without Name has already received a string of accolades following its world premiere at the renowned Toronto International Film Festival in September 2016. It scooped four awards at the inaugural Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, including nods for Best Director and Best Feature. The film’s star Niamh Algar was awarded ADIFF’s coveted discovery award in February; nominated alongside the film’s director and producer—Finnegan and Cocchiglia.

Without Name's opening night screening will take place in Dublin's IFI and will be followed by a Q&A with director Lorcan Finnegan. More info available here