Irish comedian Dylan Moran (Run Fat Boy Run, Shaun of the Dead) stars in A Film With Me In It, a comedy thriller written by actor/comedian Mark Doherty and directed by Ian Fitzgibbon (Spin the Bottle).
Doherty and Amy Huberman co-star in the low-budget production which is shooting for four weeks in Dublin and is produced by Parallel films with finance from the IFB and Section 481.
Samantha Morton returns to Ireland to star opposite Steven Mackintosh in Daisy Chain, a supernatural horror film from Song For A Raggy Boy director Aisling Walsh.
Production has begun for two weeks on location in Mayo and will be followed by three weeks shooting in Wales.
Written by Lauren McKenzie, the story follows a married couple Martha (Morton) and Thomas (Mackintosh), who retreat to the West of Ireland to recover from the stillbirth of their son.
The pair foster a disturbed seven-year-old girl, Daisy, who has lost her family in tragic accidents. Following a series of mysterious events the locals begin to believe that Daisy is an evil changeling.
Worldwide rights for Daisy Chain have been acquired by Content Film International. The $4m (Euros 3m) is produced by Subotica Films with finance from the Irish Film Board, the Wales Creative IP Fund, the Limelight Fund and the Broadcast Commission of Ireland.
Low-budget project Our Wonderful Home is written and directed by Ivan Kavanagh. The film stars young Irish actress Emma Eliza Regan in the lead as a wealthy 17-year-old whose greed leads her on a path of destruction with tragic results for her family.
Our Wonderful Home has a November 5 start date, shooting for three weeks in and around the Dublin area. The film is produced by Ripple World Pictures with finance from the IFB and is being shot in a drama-documentary style, with the full story being kept from the actors.