That’s a wrap on The Lodgers – our new gothic horror feature film

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Our cast and crew picture taken on the famous staircase in Loftus Hall

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve wrapped filming on our latest production The Lodgers, a gothic horror feature film directed by Brian O’ Malley (Let Us Prey) and written by David Turpin. It was a long six weeks, most of which we spent down in the depths of Wexford at Loftus Hall, Ireland’s most haunted house (which, incidentally, is celebrating it’s 666th anniversary this year!) We also filmed in some other Wexford locations, including Tintern Abbey, Clongeen village and Johnstown Castle.


Loftus Hall


The Lodgers is set in 1920’s rural Ireland during its War of Independence and tells the story of Anglo Irish twins Rachel and Edward who are just about to turn 18. They reside in a crumbling manor on the edge of a village, where they have lived alone since their parents’ untimely death. Except they are not entirely alone – for they share the house with an unseen spiritual force which resides in the basement, known only as The Lodgers. The twins must live by very strict rules set out by The Lodgers, or face unknown and devastating punishments.

We had an amazing time filming this, not least because of our talented cast and crew. Charlotte Vega, Bill Milner (X-Men First Class, Anthropoid) and Eugene Simon (Game of Thrones) lead the cast. The Lodgers also stars David Bradley (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter), Irish comedian Deirdre O’ Kane and Moe Dunford (Patrick’s Day, Vikings). The Lodgers is in post production and has already enjoyed some promotion at the American Film Market last week. Before we began filming we made an original promo (with original music by Cathy Davey) which was used as a teaser and helped us raise finance. This promo was also shot in Loftus Hall. Check it if you haven’t already seen it!

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Below are some stills from the shoot.


Dessie (Moe Dunford) and his cohorts, or as they became known ‘Dunford and Sons’


Dessie (Moe Dunford) squares up to Rachel (Charlotte Vega) in the village


Charlotte Vega


And some behind the scenes:


Director Brian O’ Malley and actor Bill Milner (Edward) with Mr Montague


Producer Julianne Forde and Executive Producer Patrick Ewald (Epic Pictures)


Director Brian O’ Malley and actor David Bradley (Bermingham) deep in discussion before a scene


Our gaffer Tim Fletcher


Our talented camera team setting up for a shot with Charlotte Vega (Rachel) and Roisin Murphy (Kay)


Costume Designer Sara Jane ffrench O’ Carroll keeps Charlotte warm in between takes


Sue Funcke

06.05.2017, 9:18

We visited Loftus Hall today and were told about your movie and I asked who the film company was.

I was very pleased to find your trailer as one of our sons is a sound designer and the opening shot reminded me so much of Daniels style with the music, wind and the sound of the water dripping from the reversed shot. Our other son is a screen writer and I’m sure they would both enjoy this very much.

Do you have a timeline for your post prod to be finished and a release date yet?

The trailer really brings across the theme brilliantly and I would love to watch the full movie when it comes out.

I’m not sure that I would have enjoyed spending hours and hours in that freezing cold house filming, you deserve every success.

At the moment we live in S.Africa but are hoping to retire to Ireland with our sons in the near future.

All the best
Sue Funcke



08.05.2017, 10:27

Hi Sue, thanks for your nice message. The film shoot took place over three weeks in Loftus Hall last autumn – it went very well overall. The trailer you found online is a promo we produced before we made the film itself, the trailer for the film itself will not be released til a little later this year. We hope that the film will be released internationally in late 2017 – keep checking our website or instagram / twitter for updates. Thanks again! :)


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