UK sales and distribution outfit Blue Finch Films has picked up worldwide rights to Northern Irish folk horror, Mandrake.
The feature is the debut of Northern Irish director Lynne Davison and follows a probation officer named Cathy Madden whose beliefs are tested when given the task of rehabilitating notorious killer ‘Bloody’ Mary Laidlaw back into society after 20 years in jail.
It is produced by Marie-Thérèse Mackle and Paul Kennedy, from a script by Matt Harvey. Deirdre Mullins and Derbhle Crotty play Cathy and Mary respectively. Belfast’s young lead Jude Hill also stars.
Mandrake is financed by Northern Ireland Screen and Northern Ireland-based post-production house Yellowmoon. It is the latest project to come through Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus scheme.
Blue Finch is launching sales at the online EFM next month.
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