Spears is a mystery / thriller and is the second feature film for Irish director Gerard Lough. Best known for the short Stephen King adaption The Boogeyman and horror feature Night People, this is his first foray in neo-noir.
This ambitious thriller takes place in four different countries and stars Nigel Brennan, Michael Parle and Yalda Shahidi. A large international ensemble cast also includes Aidan O’ Sullivan, Bobby Calloway and Rebecca Thompson.
The film also aims to highlight the best of new Irish electronic artists with music from bands such as Sleep Thieves.
A young Private Investigator (Brennan) is sent to Italy to find a woman (Shahidi) who mysteriously disappeared there. Very soon he finds himself tangled in a web of obsession and revenge. Fittingly, the film’s title is taken from the Emily Bronte quote; “Treachery and violence are spears pointed by both ends; they would those who resort to them worse than their enemies.”
Part of principal photography recently wrapped in Florence, Italy and will resume in Ireland, Berlin and Britain in the coming months.