Brackenmore – Feature film


The close-knit community of Brackenmore is harboring a secret. After the untimely death of an uncle she never knew she had, Kate (Sophie Hopkins) is forced to return to her ancestral home, a tiny rural village in the South of Ireland. Soon after her arrival she meets Tom (D.J. McGrath), a mysterious young local who helps her to rediscover her long-neglected roots and forget about the anxieties of her life in London. The longer Kate stays in Brackenmore, the more she begins to realize that the eccentricities of its self-protective residents, suspicious of any newcomers, may be more ominous than she first thought. A story of festering family history and enigmatic traditions, Brackenmore is a suspenseful thriller that weaves together the exploration of occult ritual with complex human relationships.

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This micro-budget independent horror film is my feature film debut as Writer & Director, and is currently doing the rounds on the festival circuit, and I’m honoured to say is already winning some awards!


Best Director, Best Actress, Best Narrative Feature – Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival 2016

Best Writing, Best Director, Best Actress – Fright Night Theatre Film Festival Fall 2016

Best Feature – Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival 2016

It’s always nerve wracking to release a project into the wild, and while you always hope the feedback will be good, the reaction here has been fantastic, and fingers crossed leads to bigger and brighter things!

Writer, Director, (offline-Editor)


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