‘Out There’ at Cannes

Conor Marren scared to look behind him


Randal Plunkett’s Out There has been accepted to play the Cannes Film Festival as part of Short Film Corner.

Out There stars Emma Eliza Regan and Conor Marren and  is a post-apocalyptic horror film. It follows Marren’s character  awakes in the woods with no recollection of how he got there. Marren must retrace his steps as he slowly remembers what it is that has happened to him and his girlfriend, played by Regan. However the warm summers day in the Irish countryside will prove to be far more dangerous then he could have possibly imagined.


‘Out There’ wins at LIT & prepares for Cannes

Conor Marren scared to look behind him

Dunsany Productions post apocalyptic horror film Out There has the best industry short filmaward at the LIT Film festival in Limerick. The festival took place during the weekend of the 1113 April.  Randal Plunkett , Lord Dunsany, the director and producer of the film, accepted the award with line producer Alan Byrne during the awards ceremony on Saturday the 13th. The award was for best industry short film and is the second award the film has received in the last few weeks.  The film also received four other nominations by LIT including best director, best camera, best lighting and best drama.

The film stars Conor Marren (True –D) and Irish sensation Emma Eliza Regan (Darkness on the Edge of Town, Love Eternal). The film follows Rob (Marren) who wakes up deep in the woods having receiving a head wound. Not knowing how he got there and suffering from temporary amnesia, he begins to re trace his steps trying to discover what has happened to him and his girlfriend Jane (Regan). His journey through the calm Irish countryside turns out to be far more dangerous then he could have possibly imagined.

Out There was filmed completely on the Dunsany Castle Estate in Co. Meath during the spring of 2012.

Out There whose success continues has just been accepted to play Short Film Corner as part of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, taking place from the 15 26 of May. The film is also to screen at other international film festivals which include Imagine: Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival,  Skopje Film Festival,  Macedonia, Dundee Horror Film Festival,  Scotland, Fright Night Film Fest in Kentucky USA, which is the largest genre festival in mid America . The  film will also Panic Fest in the  USA where it has been nominated for a HATCHET AWARD for best short film.

The trailer for Out There is available on the link below


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Irish Horror wins in Germany

Emma Eliza Regan and  Conor Marren in the garden

Dunsany Productions post-apocalyptic horror short film Out There was awarded the best short film award by ‘Movie days Horror Convention’ in Dortmund Germany during the weekend of the 22nd of March. The Film stars Conor Marren (True-D) and Emma Eliza Regan(Death of a Super Hero, Darkness on the Edge of Town, Love Eternal).

The film follows Rob(played by  Marren) who wakes up deep in the woods after receiving a head wound. He is tortured by violent flash backs of his girlfriend Jane (Regan) and the events leading to him being alone in the woods. Rob wonders through the scary deserted forests trying to find help but soon realizes that the beautiful still countryside, is far more dangerous then he could possibly have imagined

Out There’ was written, produced, edited and directed by award winning director Randal Plunkett (Walt, Prey, Kiss Kiss).

The film is scheduled to play the Imagine Film Festival in the Amsterdam on the later this month between the 8th-17th . The film will also be shown as part of this year’s program at the Lit Film Festival, which takes place on 11th til 13th  of April and has also been nominated for 5 awards including best director. It is also set to premiere the USA at Fright Night Festival in Kentucky which is the largest genre festival in all mid America.





Randal Plunkett,  Dunsany Productions



Dunsany Productions releases ‘Out There’ trailer

DUNSANY PRODUCTIONS & its founder, RANDAL PLUNKETT, LORD DUNSANY, have announced the release of the official trailer for their latest post apocalyptic film ‘Out There’. The short film was shot during the end of May on the wild locations of the Dunsany Castle estate, in Co. Meath.


The film stars newcomer CONOR MARREN (True D), opposite EMMA ELIZA REGAN (Love Eternal, The Shadows) with JOHNNY CAREY(Shellshock) and CIAN LAVELLE-WALSH (Walt) in supporting roles. ‘OUT THERE’ which was written and directed by Plunkett. The film concerns the emerging psychological drama when an unconscious Robert, (Marren) waking up dazed and confused in isolated woodland, tries to piece together what has happened.


He and his young fiancée Jane (Regan), find themselves fighting for survival, as all is not well in the calm tranquil countryside.


‘OUT THERE’ was shot using the RED SCARLET by Italian cinematographer Stefano Battarola (Walt/Guerrilla) and Russian dop Philipp Morozov on Steadicam.

The music for the film and the trailer was written by award nominated composer Darius McGann (Walt, Guerrilla, What If).

Dunsany Productions founder, Randal Plunkett is fast emerging as one ofIreland’s distinctive new voices of independent cinema. His first film, ‘Kiss Kiss’, a dark thriller set in London, set a precedent for a versatile repertoire of films including the homage to 70’s grindhouse horror ‘Prey’ and futuristic war drama ‘Guerilla’ (Producer). Plunketts most recent offering ‘Walt’ recently picked up the Best Drama award at this years LIT festival.

Starring opposite Marren is Emma Eliza Regan, who recently landed the lead in Colin Downey’s fantasy feature The Shadows, currently in post-production. She also starred in Ivan Kavanagh’s ‘Tin Can Man’, which picked up the critics’ choice Special Jury Award at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival earlier this year. You can also see Regan opposite Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) in the murder drama Jack Taylor: The Sorrow, this autumn on TV3. ‘Out There’ is currently undergoing its final stages of audio postproduction at MOYNIHAN RUSSELL STUDIOS by sound engineer TONY KIERNAN (Ripper Street).

The film is to be released by this autumn 2012 and is expected to travel around festivals in Europe and America in the upcoming months.