‘Walking Dead’ actor stars in Limerick horror film

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Walking Dead actor Pollyanna McIntosh

THE Irish horror-thriller ‘Double Blind’ is currently filming in University of Limerick and Rathkeale. 

Written by Dublin native Darach McGarrigle, ‘Double Blind’ is being directed by Ian-Hunt-Duffy and produced by Simon James Doyle from Dublin-based production company Failsafe Films. Screen Ireland is funding the movie.

The two main actors are Millie Brady and ‘The Walking Dead’ star Pollyanna McIntosh.

The film follows seven strangers taking part in a paid clinical drug trial. After the experimental drug trial goes wrong, the surviving test subjects have to fight off sleep, and each other, to stay alive.

‘Double Blind’ will be launched by Los Angeles-based Epic Pictures Group at the upcoming Cannes Marche du Film. Filming is still continuing in Limerick, with Innovate Limerick/Film in Limerick working closely with the project.

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One of the main locations that is being used for the film is an Innovate Limerick building in Rathkeale.

Paul Ryan, Regional Film Manager at Innovate Limerick/Film in Limerick said that they had worked closely with Failsafe Films to bring ‘Double Blind’ to Limerick and were delighted to see filming underway in Rathkeale and Limerick City.

“Failsafe are one of the shining lights of new Irish cinema and it’s fantastic to work with them to support their production that is part of the booming screen industry in the region,” he explained

“Right now, the Mid-West is the busiest region in the country for film and TV production with three major productions currently underway. Along with ‘Double Blind’, Season 3 of ‘Smother’ is in production in Lahinch and feature film ‘Woken’ is being produced by OSCAR winning company, Fantastic Films, in Clare and Limerick”.

University of Limerick’s campus is also being used for the film.

“We are delighted to facilitate filming on our campus and are very happy to support the work of Film Limerick in the promotion of the Mid-West as a film location;” a spokesperson for the University said.