Stuck for something to do tonight? Then head along to Filmbase in Dublin’s Temple Bar for the debut screening of Paddy Murphy’s Psychosis Trilogy from 7.30pm.
The event is free to attend, with all three short films shown back to back.
Comprised of three psychological horror films that explore the darker side of the human psyche, The Psychosis Trilogy was written and directed by Limerick based film-maker Paddy Murphy and produced by internationally renowned celebrity magician, Steve Spade, in association with their production company – Spade Lion Productions – which was founded last July.
Filmed and edited within the space of 6 months, The Psychosis Trilogy is a testament to the love and passion of independent film-makers. The crew – comprised of Aaron Walsh (DOP), Sean Mercier (Cameraman/Editor), Andrew Phayer (Sound Mixing) and additional camerawork by Adam Moylan – have worked hard on bringing Paddy Murphy’s dark visions to life.
First up on the night is Ensnared – a story that explores one man’s descent into madness. John Galloway (played by Kevin Kiely Jnr. of The Dark Knight Rises and World War Z fame) feels trapped in a cycle of loneliness and isolation and is mysteriously and repeatedly drawn to a certain river. Will John be able to escape from the dark forces that threaten him or is he trapped – doomed to repeat his darkest moments again and again for all eternity?
Up next is Devil On My Back starring Nigel Mercier (Glenroe, Cowboys & Angels, Love/Hate) as a psychiatrist who has just received a new patient (Abigail Jean Hibbert) who is carrying more than just emotional baggage. Will the psychiatrist be able to help this tortured soul or is there more at play here than first appears?
And finally, the thrilling climax to the trilogy – Ground Floor portrays a young woman, Amanda (Tristan Risk – American Mary, ABC’s of Death 2, Call Girl), who meets an enigmatic magician, Lucius, while trapped in an elevator. Lucius (portrayed by producer and real-life magician, Steve Spade, in his debut performance) seems to believe that he is the embodiment of the devil; here to claim Amanda’s heart… and soul.
An event not to be missed; The Psychosis Trilogy has a run time of 45 minutes, followed by a Q and A with select members of cast and crew.
The trilogy will also be screened in the Odeon Cinema, Castletroy, Limerick next Thursday (2nd April) from 7pm, also free of charge and followed by a Q and A.