Belfast 1912

Six unlikely souls gather for a seance in Edwardian Belfast. When a dark secret is revealed, their reality begins to unravel in this unsettling short horror film.

  • Dominic O'Neill
  • Dominic O'Neill
  • Will McConnell
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  • Dominic O'Neill
  • Stephen Beggs
    Key Cast
    "John Newell"
  • Mark Claney
    Key Cast
    "George Mercer"
  • Sonia Abercrombie
    Key Cast
    "Jane Mercer"
  • Dan Leith
    Key Cast
    "Charles Walker"
  • Susan Davey
    Key Cast
    "Lily Walker"
  • Denise McGeown
    Key Cast
    "Emilia Lavelle"
  • Mary Lindsay
    Key Cast
    "Catherine Newell"
  • Vicky Allen
    Key Cast
    "Mary Sweeney"
  • David Fleming
    Key Cast
    "Edward Jones"
  • Helena Bereen
    Key Cast
    "Mirabel Newell"
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    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 GBP
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    Digital 4K
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Director Biography - Dominic O'Neill

Dominic O'Neill is a screenwriter and director working in Belfast. Belfast 1912 is his first short. The Irish tradition of storytelling and folklore suffuses his work. His strong visual style is influenced by British and American horror films of the 60's and 70's.

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Director Statement

Belfast is my home city and it's a place full of secrets. I wanted to convey something of the place in this film. The film's dark secret lays hidden until the moments, when the truth of the title becomes clear, and it's too late for us to intervene. My interest is in horror that creeps along under your skin, slow burning and strange. I like to use cracks in reality to create a sense of unease.