Magazine article Screen International

Causeway Kicks off Irish Gothic Label

Magazine article Screen International

Causeway Kicks off Irish Gothic Label

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Belfast-based Causeway Pictures is launching its Irish Gothic label, which is focused on genre films that have inspiration from Irish legends.

Causeway MD Chris Patterson is teaming with writer/director Richard Crawford and writer/director Spence Wright to plan the ten-film slate to be produced over the next five years. The films will include Wright's Vampires vs Leprechauns and the series Hy-Brasil set on a phantom island.

As Chris Patterson, explains, "Irish myths and legends are rich with wondrous and terrible creatures. The Irish Gothic banner will put them in front of a modern horror audience and create a lasting legacy that hopefully will become a genre of its own."

The label kicked off last week in London at a stage reading, hosted by Northern Ireland Screen, of The Morrigan [pictured] by writer/director Richard Crawford. …

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