Scannain caught up with director Lorcan Finnegan ahead of the release of his debut feature film, the superbly creepy eco-horror Without Name, which premiered at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival.

We began by asking him about the release of the film abroad via VOD. “We put it out there so that the broader audience can discover it. It’s one of those that will find its audience, but they are all over the place. The genre audience is always looking for something new and interesting, which is why it did so well at the Brooklyn Horror Festival., they are connoisseurs of genre.”

Listen in to the full interview now.

Without Name follows a systematic land surveyor who loses his reason in a supernatural environment that defies all boundaries.

The film stars Alan McKenna, Niamh Algar, and James Browne as leads, as well as Morgan C. Jones, Olga Wehrly, Brendan Conroy, Bryan Quinn, Paul Ward, Donncha Crowley, Brandon Maher, Helen Roche, and Alan McNally. Director Lorcan Finnegan and writer Garret Shanley have previously collaborated on the award-winning short film Foxes which was selected for SXSW and the Tribeca Film Festival.

Cinematography comes from Piers McGrail (Glassland), with Tony Cranstoun as editor. Casting was by Thyrza Ging and Louise Kiely, with production design by Jeannie O’Brien, art direction by Mick Minogue, and costume design by Niamh Buckley. The film is produced by Finnegan and Brunella Cocchiglia Lovely Productions, with support from the Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann.

Without Name is in cinemas from May 5th.

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