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 SongIreland, 2016 : Alberta Premiere
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.
Fantastic Fest 2016
Sitges Film Festival 2016
Morbido Film Fest 2016
Fantasporto Film Festival 2017
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