Principal photography has begun in Glasgow on horror film Citadel, an Irish/UK co-production directed by new writer-director Ciarán Foy. The film features Aneurin Barnard (Ironclad, Hunky Dory, Guinea Pigs) in the lead role of Tommy, alongside Scotland’s finest, James Cosmo (Braveheart, Troy, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Runway) in the role of The Priest, and Wunmi Mosuka (I am Slave, One Night in Emergency) as Marie. Co-stars include Ingrid Craigie and Amy Shiels.
Citadel is produced by Katie Holly (Blinder Films) and Brian Coffey (Sigma Films). Executive Producers are Kieron J. Walsh, Gillian Berrie and David Mackenzie.
Packs of feral children prowl the dark urban landscape of Edenstown, the council estate from hell. Concealed beneath hooded tops, they attack innocent adults with septic syringes to harvest their blood and abduct small children to swell their ranks.
Citadel is shooting for 4 weeks, 3 weeks on location/studio in Glasgow and 1 week on location in Dublin.
A graduate from the National Film School of Ireland, Citadel is Ciarán Foy’s debut feature film. Ciarán’s short film The Faeries of Blackheath Woods won nine best short film awards at international festivals. Citadel is based partly on his own experiences of unprovoked urban attack and the resulting agoraphobia.
A Blinder Films and Sigma Films Co-Production, Citadel is funded by the Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, Creative Scotland, Section 481 and UK Tax Credit.