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The Formorian by Aideen McCarthy

The Formorian by Aideen McCarthy

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A warrior decides to desert the battlefield to return home - but this is a decision he may not live long enough to regret...

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The Second Battle of Moytura rages between the god-like people of Dana and a demonic race called the Formorians.

The memory of these misshapen ugly creatures has faded from man's memory now, yet tales of their treachery live on in ancient scripts. In this mythological world, men are gods and throw flames in the face of their enemy and their swords can speak to them of their conquests.

After many years of battle, one disheartened warrior deserts the battlefield and his kinsmen to return home. His journey becomes another battle he has to face, and one which he may not survive.

  • The formorian

    Norma Sheahan
  • The warrior

    Charlie Kranz
  • The storyteller

    Gerry O'Brien
Related Links

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Stephen Murphy's site

Festivals & Screenings

Angel Moving Image Festival, London, 2008

American Cinematheque Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, Hollywood, USA, 2008

Toronto Worldwide Fantasy Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2007

Palm Springs International FIlm Festival, Palm Springs, USA, 2007

Cork International Film Festival, Cork, Ireland, 2007

Galway Film Fleadh, Galway, Ireland, 2007

Cinergy Film Festival, Dundalk, Ireland, 2007

Twisted Flicks, Portlaoise, Ireland, 2007

Short&SweetTV Film Night, London, 2007


Best Original Screenplay, Quarterly Technical Awards 2008, London, 2008

Nominated - Best Film Shot on Film, Quarterly Technical Awards 2008, London, 2008

Nominated - Best Film Score, Quarterly Technical Awards 2008, London, 2008

Best Dramatic Short Nominee, PropellerTV ShortsFest, Leeds, 2008

Nominated - Imagination Award in Artistic Vision, Rhode Island Short Short Story Film Festival, Rhode Island, USA, 2007


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