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Cast & crew of The Betrayal filming in D-Light Studios. Photo credit: Rafal Kostrzewa

The Betrayal, an upcoming thriller on social and gender issues, has announced its two new partners: D-Light Studios Dublin and DCU-based Sexuality Studies research group.

Headed by Dr Mel Duffy and Mr Jean-Philippe Imbert, EROSS (Expressions, Research, Orientations: Sexuality Studies) is a research group based in DCU and aimed at investigating processes and variations in sexual cultures, sexual identities and gender role formation.

“We operate in a cross-, inter-, and multi-disciplinary research cluster,” says Mr Imbert,“ and we welcome the inclusion of film media to contribute to sexual literacy, generate well being and advocate social justice.” Dr Duffy adds “The film allows us to take the artistic view of the writer and cinematographer and integrate them with their cultural, ethical, and social perception of sexuality, at personal and societal levels.”

D-Light Studios, owned by photographer Agata Stoinska, partnered with The Betrayal in the early stages of production. Some of the film’s key scenes were shot there in February.

“Here at D-Light Studios we have a very unique space, we have built a creative hub in a beautiful old woollen mill/warehouse and we want to share it”,  “Our primary function is as a film/photography location and our aim is to welcome as many creative projects to the space as possible.  We are very happy to work with the amazing crew of women behind The Betrayal, says Stace Gill, the Studios Manager. A project that creatively addresses the ever evolving social attitudes and issues concerning gender equality, fluidity and freedom is an easy partnership for us to make.”




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