Out There (2012)
Dir. Randal Plunkett – 16 Minutes
I saw the trailer to this and was really intrigued as it looked like a full film but was just 16 mins.
Well thanks to Mr Plunkett himself who send me a copy then I got to view it (twice) and here is a quick review.
Robert (Conor Marren) awakes in a wood with a nasty gash to his head , shouting for help he stumbles along but finds no signs of life.
He heads into what seems like an abandoned farm however a generator is still rumbling along but again no people seem to be around.
Now Robert starts to get flashbacks of recent times with his girlfriend Jane (Emma Eliza Regan) where they are happy and she reveals to Robert he will be a father.
So how did he end up with head injuries in a wood and where is Jane now?
This is a beautifully shot film that in just 16 short minutes manages to run at a lovely slow burn pace yet ties everything up nicely and has a stunning finale.
Much praise must go to Randal Plunkett for direction, editing, producing, writing and much more.
Two final things I really enjoyed were the cinematography (Stefano Battarola) and the score which was great and went from relaxing strings to what could be Aphex Twin , and this was used really well throughout.
I have been informed by Randal that he intends to do a full feature with Robert some 6 months later and in fact this is in pre-production.
I love Indie Horror and this is well worth a watch and hopefully there will be much more to come from Dunsany Productions.
A great short that leaves you wanting much more 8/10
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Jane—————————Emma Eliza Regan
School Boy——————-Cian Lavelle-Walsh
Mr Flin————————John Carey
Business Man—————–Aaron Lee Reed
Directed, written—————-Randal Plunkett
Original conceprt—————Oliver Plunkett
Produced————————-Randal Plunkett, Kevin Fisher
Steady cam/visual FX———-Philipp Morosov
Sound Design / Mix————Tony Kiernan
Music —————————-Darius McGann
Edited —————————-Randal Plunkett
Production Designer————Claire McGuinness
Special FX———————–Zsanett Vegh
Cameras: Red Scarlet, Canon 5D mark ii
Format: Red 4K
Lenses: Canon EF 70-200mm L f 2.8
Canon 24-105 L f4,
Nikon AIS Prime 50mm f1.4
Nikon AIS Prime 105mm f2.8
Canon EF 20-70mm L f2.8
Frame Rate: shot 25 frames
Film Length: 16:30 mins
Sound : Stereo Sound Mix
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Randal Plunkett, the 21st Lord Dunsany, is an award winning director and producer hailing from one of the oldest and most prominent families in Ireland, the Plunketts. From a young age Lord Dunsany was brought up surrounded by culture, which has heavily influenced him to create the complex characters found in his films. Lord Dunsany studied film at Kingston University in London and then moved on to study digital media and digital video at SAE in Amsterdam and in London. He currently works as CEO of Dunsany Productions, an Irish film company based in Meath Ireland.
Out There page
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LMFM 7th September interview Randal Plunkett, Conor Marren, Emma Eliza Regan and Darius McGann
Randal Plunkett and Emma Eliza Regan Discuss ‘Out There’ on the Art of Living Show on Dublin FM
Sunday independent interview Emma Eliza Regan and Randal Plunkett
Ravenous Monster interview with Randal Plunkett
Under your Bed horror cast interview with Randal Plunkett
The Electric Chair Horror show interview with Randal Plunkett
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