Fading Away is set to premiere at the Cork Film Festival (6 – 15 November 2015) on Saturday, 14th November. The film was made as part of the MSc. Digital Feature Film Production at Filmbase, which places an emphasis on practical filmmaking to prepare students for a future in film production.
Fading Away is described as a “psychological horror”, telling the story of Leila, the fearsome front-woman of a struggling rock band who has a diehard belief that her music will change the world. After meeting a mysterious mentor she inadvertently wishes the iconic album ‘Golden Boy’, from the band Double Eagle, out of existence, leaving the music hers for the taking. As she struggles with her music, band and new love, her supernatural mentor proves to be a darker force than she realised.
The successfully crowd-funded film stars Antonia Campbell-Hughes with Kate Stanely Brennan, Emma-Eliza Regan and Mark Huberman, with music by Irish band The Minutes.
The film is directed by Edwina Casey, David Johnston, Lisa Winstanley and produced by Dave Minogue, Grace Coughlan and Andrew Loughran.
Fading Away screens 14th November at 20:45 at the Gate Cinema / Book Now