Written by Martin Robinson and directed by Eric Courtney, the creative team behind the feature "Seer", "An Irish Exorcism" , focuses on 13 yr old Lisa and her apparent possession as witnessed by anthropology student Lorraine, Father Byrne and Father Quinn.
“When I was sent the script for 'An Irish Exorcism,' my immediate reaction was one of shock that there had not been a film made on this subject, set in Ireland.” (Paddy C Courtney who plays Fr. Quinn in ‘An Irish Exorcism’) Paddy for those of you unfamiliar with the name known for his work on "Shameless" . Game Of Thrones fans will be excited to here Brian Fortune is also included among the cast, and the film is proud to introduce viewers to Anna Davis as the young Lisa.
In speaking about the film Eric Courtney had this to say ..." 2 years after directing my first feature ‘Seer’ which was also written by Martin Robinson. We shared a mutual interest in the movie ‘The Exorcist’ and we both realized that a drama tackling exorcism in Ireland did not definitively exist from an Irish perspective. We both started out researching and reading books on the subject. Given Ireland’s identity as being a country steeped in Catholicism and religion, a story started to take form from Martin’s pen… While this was happening, I saw the first Paranormal Activity movie which rekindled my interest in telling a story through first person narrative.”
Its no secret that I have a particular affection for films like this due to my Catholic and Lutheran upbringing, so I cant wait to get a copy of this one and let all of you know our thoughts on the film. I completely expect beautiful locations, being that the film was shot in Ireland that one is pretty much a given, but it should also be steeped in an old, deep rooted Catholicism which could make for a very interesting and moving story line! As An Irish Exorcism moves closer to its release date we look forward to updating you on where they are in the process! In the meantime swing by Virgil Entertainments website to see what other great names they have to offer in their library at http://www.virgilfilmsent.com/