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DOUBLE BLIND, filmed entirely in Limerick comes to cinema screens this February 9

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DOUBLE BLIND film, shot entirley in Limerick has trailer released as the movie comes to Irish screens this Friday, Feb 9

Filmed entirely in Limerick, the Irish horror DOUBLE BLIND trailer has been released as the movie comes to Irish screens this Friday, February 9

By Cian Reinhardt, Editor

Cinema-goers are preparing for a nail-biting experience as DOUBLE BLIND, a horror movie filmed entirely in Limerick, hits Irish screens this February 9.

DOUBLE BLIND will contain local interest following an incredible year for Limerick film in 2023 which saw ‘Film in Limerick’ recognition win the Film Commission of the Year Award at the International Makers and Shakers Awards at BAFTA in London.


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The film was filmed entirely in Limerick at the Innovate Limerick-managed Rathkeale Industrial Estate in Rathkeale and at University of Limerick with post-production in Dublin.

Paul C Ryan, Regional Film Manager at Film in Limerick said, “It’s great to see the Midwest attracting more and more feature films such as Double Blind to film in the region. The feedback we are getting from productions is that the region is a great place to make movies and TV.”

Having already screened at the Galway Film Fleadh, an early screening at the Belltable Theatre, and Belfast Film Festival among other film festivals and was met with positive reviews as horror movie lovers are in for a treat.

The official trailer has just been released, offering a glimpse into the nightmarish world crafted by director Ian Hunt-Duffy and writer Darach McGarrigle.

The movie stars British actress Millie Brady of The Queen’s Gambit alongside horror icon Pollyanna McIntosh best known for her role as Jadis on The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond.

The horror-thriller DOUBLE BLIND follows seven strangers taking part in a paid drug trial who become trapped in the lab after the side effects of the study escalate the situation into a nightmarish scenario- if they fall asleep, they die.

Trapped in an isolated medical facility, they must find a way to escape, and somehow manage to stay awake.

Mr Ryan added, “We have the infrastructure – not only the largest film studio in Ireland at Troy – but also smaller build spaces like the one used by Double Blind in Rathkeale, and a regional crew base that is growing in experience fast. There is a buzz around filming in the Mid-West and we are looking forward to welcoming more productions this year”.

DOUBLE BLIND film, shot entirley in Limerick has trailer released as the movie comes to Irish screens this Friday, Feb 9
Paul C Ryan, Regional Film Manager at Film in Limerick said, “The feedback we are getting from productions is that the region is a great place to make movies and TV.” Pic. Brian Arthur

The movie-production sector has seen unprecedented growth in the Mid-west in recent years, with several returnable TV series being produced here including Hidden Assets, Smother and the upcoming Blackshore series. Movies like Bonhoeffer, and soon-to-be-released Woken, were also filmed at various locations across the region.

Brenock O’Connor of Game of Thrones, Abby Fitz The Cellar, Shonagh Marie, Diarmuid Noyes, Frank Blake, and actor Akshay Kumar round out the cast.

The movie is produced by Los Angeles-based indie genre production company Epic Pictures with the Dublin-based production company Failsafe Films.

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