Haunted Ulster Live

On Halloween night 1998, TV veteran Gerry Burns, teams up with popular children's presenter Michelle Kelly to investigate poltergeist activity in a haunted house in Belfast. A seance causes the broadcast to descend into chaos. When the youngest child is mysteriously abducted by an unseen force, the two presenters must face their greatest fears on live TV.

Haunted Ulster Live had its World Premiere at Frightfest London in August 2023.

  • Dominic O'Neill
    Director
    Belfast 1912, Both of Us
  • Dominic O'Neill
    Writer
    Belfast 1912, Both of Us
  • William McConnell
    Producer
    You are Here, A Phone Call, Three Wishes
  • Aimee Richardson
    Key Cast
    "Michelle"
    Game of Thrones
  • Mark Claney
    Key Cast
    "Gerry"
    Belfast 1912
  • Antoinette Morelli
    Key Cast
    "Sinead"
    Blue Lights
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Offbeat, Comedy, Horror
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    40,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Dominic O'Neill

Dominic is a screenwriter and director working in Belfast. His first short, Belfast 1912, screened at over 25 festivals internationally, and won numerous awards. The Irish tradition of storytelling and folklore suffuses his work. His visual style is influenced by British and American horror of the 60's and 70's. This is his first feature.

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Director Statement

Growing up in Northern Ireland in the 80’s and 90’s, local TV provided an alternative vision to the violence and fear that existed on our streets. It created a weird alternate reality of a less violent, politics-free world. Of course, they couldn't keep the outside world out - news bulletins about bombs, and senseless killings at gunpoint often violently punctured this carefully crafted facade. In Haunted Ulster Live, these two worlds collide, and a 1990’s ghost hunting TV show, with the wonderful array of characters these shows attract, provided the perfect microcosm to explore these themes.