With the season of Hallowe’en upon us, we have an Irish short film for you to watch that promises to scare the wits out of you. The Gloaming is the debut short horror film by award-winning, IFTA-nominated filmmakers Souljacker. It was written and directed by Sean Smith, with an original score by Choice Music Prize-winning musician Adrian Crowley.
An atmospheric piece that owes as much to the eerie bogland captured by cinematographer Brian O’Brien (Souljacker) as it does to the chilling story of a father and son stalked by an ancient evil, The Gloaming was shot entirely on location in Co. Cavan, Ireland.
It stars Cavan actors Kevin McGahern (RT√â’sRepublic of Telly), Tommy Sharkey (Revenant) and Kim McCafferty (The Ballad of Honky McSwaine), with Eoin Heaney as ‘the fiend’.
A native of Cavan, Ireland, Sean Smith graduated from Ballyfermot College, Dublin with a Diploma in Film Operations and Production, and has since worked in a number of roles on music videos, shorts and feature film projects, as well as in live television with Ireland’s national broadcaster, RT√â.¬†He is currently working with award-winning studio Brown Bag Films as a Post-Production Coordinator.
Sean‚Äôs first live action short The Gloaming was funded by an Arts Act Grant and is currently touring the international festival circuit. He is currently working on the post-production of his debut feature film Revenant, which was shot on location in Co. Cavan and is due for release/completion in 2016.
His feature film script Kidsmoke is currently in development with the Irish Film Board.