Irish made action horror film Demon Hunter screened at the Fright Night Film Fest in the US Kentucky over the weekend where it came away with 9 awards, including Best Foreign Feature and Best Director for a budget under $250,000.
Director Zoe Kavanagh told Film Ireland that she was”blown away and in shock and awe at the reception Demon Hunter received at the festival. The film, which went through a rough ride getting from page to screen, has been recognized internationally at multiple festivals over the last few months of 2016, even selling out Screen 1 at the IFI Horrothon. However, we came away with 9 awards in US, Kentucky including Best Foreign Feature and Best Director for a budget under $250,000 amongst many other accolades. This proves if you believe in your art never give into doubt and never give up! This is only just the beginning!”
Actor Niamh Hogan & director Zoe Kavanagh at Fright Night Film Fest
Demon Hunter tells the tale of a young girl tormented by the tragedies of her past, who is brought in for questioning by the police over the death of a man, who she claims to be a demon. Detective Beckett realizes this is the same girl he made a broken promise to seven years ago that he’d find the monster that raped and murdered her 12 year old sister. The girl warns of a powerful man named Falstaff who will stop at nothing to claim her soul, Falstaff abducts Detective Beckett’s daughter and now this young girl is his only hope and ally in rescuing his daughter from this demonic cult and proving to him that Taryn Barker is the Demon Hunter.
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