5th CUFF.Docs 2017

November 16-19, 2017

15th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 16-22, 2018

details

Horror / Thriller / Suspense

18+ Licensed Screening
99 minutes

credits

Director
Liam Gavin

Producers
David Collins
Cormac Fox
Tim Dennison

Screenwriter
Liam Gavin

Cinematographer
Cathal Watters

Cast
Catherine Walker
Steve Oram
Mark Huberman
Susan Loughnane

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/adarksongfilm

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ADarkSongFilm/

community

awards

WINNER: Jury Prize Best Cinematography & Best Score in a Feature Film, Monster Fest 2016
WINNER: New Visions Award Best Motion Picture, Sitges Film Festival 2016

A Dark Song

Ireland, 2016 : Alberta Premiere
Archives 2017
None

description

Sophia, a determined young woman, has rented a house in the middle of nowhere. Grieving, she hires occultist Joseph Solomon to perform a dangerous ritual that will allow her to contact her late son. Confined to their remote house, Sophia and Solomon prepare meticulously. Solomon warns her that the consequences of the ritual will be deadly if the detailed instructions are not followed. It soon becomes clear that Sophia has not been entirely honest, triggering a chain of events that threatens to blur the boundaries between this world and the next. An unusual and frightening story of black magic by first time feature filmmaker Liam Gavin.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Fantastic Fest 2016
Sitges Film Festival 2016
Morbido Film Fest 2016
Fantasporto Film Festival 2017

DIRECTOR'S BIO
A DARK SONG is Liam Gavin's first feature film. He has previously directed the shorts JERICHO, SUNSHOWER, SHOOTING BLANKS, and DAY OF RECKONING.

press for A Dark Song

"Black magic rituals have long been a regular fixture in horror movies, but few have tackled the subject with quite the same level of forensic detail as A DARK SONG."
- Hollywood Reporter
"A DARK SONG makes occult magic scary (and human) again."
- Slashfilm