Writer/director Zoe Kavanagh fantasy-based independent Irish action thriller Demon Hunter will be screened at the Gate Cinema in Cork and Movies@ in Dundrum and Swords on June 6th, before a limited nationwide release.
A young girl tormented by the tragedies of her past is brought in for questioning by the police over the death of a man, who she claims to be a demon. Detective Beckett realises this is the same girl he made a broken promise to six years ago that he’d find the monster that raped and murdered her 12-year-old sister. The girl warns of a powerful man named Falstaff who will stop at nothing to claim her soul, Falstaff abducts Detective Beckett’s daughter and now this young girl is his only hope and ally in rescuing his daughter from this demonic cult and proving to him that Taryn Barker is the Demon Hunter.
The film stars Niamh Hogan in the lead role, supported by Michael Parle as Demon Lord Falstaff, and Alan Talbot, Kevin O’Malley, Nic Furlong, Sarah Tapes Jenkinson, and Margarita Grillis. It was written by Kavanagh and Tony Flynn, and produced by Victor McGowan, Anna Ginjaume Grieve, Zoe Kavanagh, Matthew Taylor, and Stephen Horgan.
Demon Hunter is the directorial debut of Kavanagh, who self-funded the entire project. The film has enjoyed international success, winning more than 15 awards including Best Director at the Fright Fest International Film Festival, and has already secured VOD and DVD Distribution from June 12th in the UK and Ireland.