Without Name

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Ireland | 2016 | 97 min. (incl. 4 min. short film) | Lorcan Finnegan

In this psychologically tense slice of hallucinogenic eco-horror, a land surveyor on a secretive mission in a remote and unnamed Irish forest begins to have strange visions after his equipment goes haywire, leading him suspect that someone—or something—is lurking in the woods.

"A complete mind trip"—Dan Doody, SIFF Programmer

Warning: This film contains flashing images and stroboscopic sequences.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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When Eric is hired to survey a small plot of rural land for a property developer, he hopes it will be the financial break he so desperately needs. His business is near bankruptcy, his family-life strained, and the passionate affair he has been having with his assistant, Olivia, has cooled. At first, the job looks to be almost too easy, but Eric finds the forested landscape to possess a weirdly disorienting genius loci—shifting silhouettes and shadows barely glimpsed yet always present—a sinister, spectral intelligence at play. Shortly before Olivia arrives to aid him, Eric makes the acquaintance of Gus, a charismatic local squatter who has his own strange accounts of the remote woods: how the previous inhabitant of Eric's cottage sought to communicate with a presence he believed inhabited the area, leaving behind a bizarre manuscript entitled, "Knowledge of Trees". As Eric and Olivia struggle to complete the survey, fear and paranoia take root in Eric's psyche, increasingly drawing him into the mysterious, ethereal wilds. In his feature film debut, director Lorcan Finnegan crafts a eerie eco-nightmare, employing creepy chiaroscuro cinematography to transmute the deep dark woods into a theatre of cosmic Lovecraftian horror. 

Director Biography

Locran Finnegan's shorts have been recognized internationally. The eerie Without Name, his first feature-length, was recently nominated for eight awards at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival and won in every category.

Sponsored by Scarecrow Video, Bill Speidel's Underground Paranormal Experience, The Stranger

  • Director: Lorcan Finnegan
  • Principal Cast: Alan McKenna, Niamh Algar, James Browne, Olga Wehrly
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: Ireland
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 97 min. (incl. 4 min. short film)
  • Producer: Brunella Cocchiglia
  • Screenplay: Garret Shanley
  • Cinematographers: Piers McGrail
  • Editors: Tony Cranstound A.C.E
  • Music: Neil O'Connor, Gavin O'Brien
  • Awards: Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2016 (Best Feature, Director, Editing, Cinematography)
  • Filmography: Debut feature film
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: m-appeal

Preceded by Short Film "Coke Habit"

This film will be preceded by the short film "Coke Habit" (USA | 2016 | 4 minutes | Dress Code)

Coke Habit