‘Limp’ Released Online

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Crooked Creations have announced the online release of their feature film Limp on Vimeo from Monday, the 12th of January 2015.
 
Limp follows the deterioration of a relationship told through the eyes of a man whose brain has been curdled by isolation. So desperate for companionship the man plays out a relationship between himself and a woman that he has killed but it isn’t long before the corpse begins to deteriorate and the relationship follows suit. As the world the Man has built around himself begins to spiral out of control he watches on helplessly as it unravels the grim reality and the devastating truth of what he has done and what he must do…
 
This abstract horror had its first screening at the inaugural IndieCORK film festival in Ireland back in October 2013 and has seen a host of glowing reviews for its handling of a dark subject matter, obscure story and unique visual style not to mention the sterling performance by its lead actor Eoin Quinn. It has continued its success at festivals and events around Ireland and internationally namely The Underground Film festival and Seattle True Independent Film Festival.
 
Limp was produced by Kevin Minogue and Shaun Ryan through their independent production company Crooked Creations. This micro budget film was financed independently for the sum of €900 with cast and crew donating their time to the project for free.

 

Now the duo at Crooked Creations have decided to release the film to the general public online entirely for free. While there is no charge attached to watch the film, Crooked Creations would ask that viewers would consider making a donation to two charities very close to them. The charities they are fundraising for are the ARC Cancer Support Centre and L’Arche Ireland.
 

To Donate to the ARC Cancer Support Centre: arccancersupport.ie/donate/ For more info on the ARC Cancer Support Centre visit:arccancersupport.ie/
 
To donate to L’arche home for the disabled, send all donations to: L’arche dublin office, Baidin, 8 Warren House Road, Baldoyle, Dublin 13, Ireland For more information visit: larche.ie/

 

Read Ciara O’Brien’s review of Limp here

 

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‘Limp’ Screens at Underground Cinema Film Festival

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Shaun Ryan’s Limp is set to screen at the Underground Cinema Film Festival on Sept 14th at 7pm.

The movie is an abstract horror which follows Mr Grott, a lonely man who is so infatuated by a woman that in order for them to be together he murders her. Now Mr Grott lives out his dream of having someone to love and be loved by in a chaotic and disorientating world. All of this however, cannot last and ultimately no good can come from this relationship.

The film stars Eoin Quinn (Fair City, The Hit Producer, Portrait of a Zombie) as Mr. Grott and Anne Gill (Quirke, Kings) as the unfortunate victim of his lust. The film also stars Laura Canavan Hayes (Shamocracy, Idir Mná ) Shane Lennon (Fade Street) as an inner-city couple that have their own complications.

The 5th Underground Cinema Film Festival will take place in Dun Laoghaire September 11-14
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‘Limp’ Screens at Seattle

 

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Shaun Ryan’s Limp has been accepted into The Seattle True Independent Film Festival (2-10 May 2014).

The movie is an abstract horror which follows Mr Grott, a lonely man who is so infatuated by a woman that in order for them to be together he murders her. Now Mr Grott lives out his dream of having someone to love and be loved by in a chaotic and disorientating world. All of this however, cannot last and ultimately no good can come from this relationship.

The film stars Eoin Quinn (Fair City, The Hit Producer, Portrait of a Zombie) as Mr. Grott and Anne Gill (Quirke, Kings) as the unfortunate victim of his lust. The film also stars Laura Canavan Hayes (Shamocracy, Idir Mná ) Shane Lennon (Fade Street) as an inner-city couple that have their own complications.

Limp will be screened on Thursday, 8th May.

The Seattle True Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the exhibition of independent, underground, experimental and zero budget films. The festival endeavors to provide cultural exchange and educational opportunities by bringing a diverse selection of films to the area and provide a place for networking between local filmmakers, visiting filmmakers and the public.

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Limp

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Ciara O’Brien takes a look at a new Irish film making waves – Limp, written and directed by Shaun Ryan, an independent abstract horror about a lonely man in love with the corpse of a dead woman.

 
The horror genre has taken a bashing in recent years. There has always been underlying murmurs of hope for the genre as the ‘torture porn’ of yesteryear takes a backseat to a more sinister film. The Irish horror genre is one that has been whispering quietly throughout, producing excellent movies that somehow fade into the background. New indie offering Limp, however, attempts to take this whisper and turn it into a shout, making people sit back and take notice of an ignored genre by creating waves at the recent IndieCork Film Festival.

 

Written and directed by Shaun Ryan, Limp innocently claims to follow “the deterioration of a relationship told through the eyes of a man whose brain has been curdled by isolation.”  The opening is stunning in its simplicity as a young boy tells a simple yet malevolent tale. Awkward and ignorant of social norms, our anti-hero Mr. Grot appears initially to be a simple caricature of horror. As the story builds in intensity, the masterful performance of Eoin Quinn follows suit and we are left with a different individual than we started out with. This is the true genius of this piece; nothing is ever what it seems. Limp consistently blurs the boundaries between what is real and what is imagined.

 

We quickly realize that Grot’s issues are more severe than we thought as he plays out an imagined relationship with a co-worker he has killed. As her condition deteriorates, the relationship he has created soon begins to crumble around him. A couple of the extraneous characters might seem to be superfluous but are later revealed as plot points in the greater narrative of Grot’s life.  Real world relationships soon become less interesting. We witness love through the eyes of someone we find oddly charming, but probably don’t want to meet.

 

Towards the end of the film as Grot’s world is crumbling, multiple image layers and quick cuts are used to show how disorientating the world has become through his eyes. Visually this was the best moment in the movie and by drawing the audience back to the voice of the young boy the film wraps up perfectly. Limp is not a simple film, but a visceral experience, which is a testament to the amount of work and heart put into it.

 

What sets Limp apart from other films in the horror genre is that it purposely avoids slipping into gory madness. Limp gives a knowing nod to the genre at several points, convincing the audience that it is about to become the usual blood-stained massacre and then turns its back on it immediately. These moments are a necessary masterclass for all future horror writers.

 

Despite the problems all indie movies face, Crooked Creations present us with a believable protagonist and an intense feeling of abject horror. This is something that many big-budget Hollywood offerings often fail to do. A true indication that low-budget film can be just as good as anything Hollywood has to offer.

 

 

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‘Limp’ Set for Premiere at IndieCork

Limp is a new independent horror feature film written and directed by Shaun Ryan. It is set to have its premiere on 18th October at IndieCork Film Festival.

The movie is an abstract horror which follows Mr Grott, a lonely man who is so infatuated by a woman that in order for them to be together he murders her. Now Mr Grott lives out his dream of having someone to love and be loved by in a chaotic and disorientating world. All of this however, cannot last and ultimately no good can come from this relationship.

The film stars Eoin Quinn (Fair City, The Hit Producer, Portrait of a Zombie) as Mr. Grott and Anne Gill (Quirke, Kings) as the unfortunate victim of his lust. The film also stars Laura Canavan Hayes (Shamocracy, Idir Mná ) Shane Lennon (Fade Street) as an inner-city couple that have their own complications.

Limp was produced by Shaun Ryan’s production company “Crooked Creations” which was co-founded by Limp’s cinematographer Kevin Minogue. This micro-budget film was financed independently for the sum of €900 with cast and crew donating their time to the project for free.

Limp features an exciting and unusual visual style, using multiple layers of imagery and quick cuts to keep the audience on its toes. This style lends itself to a more abstract way of storytelling having the viewer look for subtle moments imagery that reveal its plot to emphasise Mr. Grott’s psychosis.

Director Shaun Ryan said, “After its premiere at Indie Cork it’s our intention to take Limp further afield to international festivals to show it to audiences around the globe.”

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