AN IRISH zombie film, starring two Donegal actors, will be available to watch online next weekend as part of the Kerry International Film Festival.
‘Follow The Dead’ is about an apocalypse that takes place in Dublin city. Due to a media blackout, people outside of Dublin are confused over what happened in the capital.
Written, directed and produced by Adam William Cahill, the film is Ireland’s first zombie feature.
Two of the main cast are from Donegal; Aidan O’Sullivan from Letterkenny and Marybeth Herron from Ardara.
Aiden will play Garda Horan, with Marybeth playing Olivia Whelan.
The film follows a family of four, Robbie Whelan (Corcoran), his sister Liv (Marybeth Herron), and two cousins, Jay (Luke Collins) and The Chi (Tadhg Devery) as they deal with the Zombie Apocalypse in Offaly.
The film was mostly shot in Offaly in Devery’s own home, and the remaining scenes were shot in Dublin.
A synopsis of the film says: ‘Disturbing news spreads to the remote town of Ferbane via online viral videos that Dublin has been hit by an undead threat, and danger is on its way. Unable to discern fake news from real, the midlands heads toward civil war, and the local police are at odds as to what to do about it.
‘Having been a product of a generation that is used to having all manner of creature comforts and black mirror one-touch solutions, Robbie Whelan is an idealist to a fault, and lives in a world where he has it all, but nothing is ever good enough. His sister, Liv, is an unsuccessful internet celebrity wannabe, and their cousins, Jay and Chi, are stoner layabouts living off the government’s teat.
‘When the police are targeted by fringe groups taking the chaos as a sign of revolution, they turn to the public for assistance. However, the Millennial curse of apathy and entitlement leaves the law-enforcement powerless, and the townsfolk wide open to invasion… and not from whom they were expecting. Will self-seeking Robbie step out of his comfort zone when one of the distressed officers turns out to be his estranged wife?’
You will be able to buy a ticket from KIFF’s website for €7 until they sell out, and will be able to watch from the 17th to 21st October via the Kerry International Film Festival: https://online.kerryfilmfestival.com/film/follow-the-dead/