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The Wake

A young Englishman is brought to a traditional Irish wake, but not all is as it seems...

  • Rik Gordon
    Director
    The Pigman
  • Rik Gordon
    Writer
  • Rik Gordon
    Producer
  • Finlay Cormck
    Key Cast
  • Kathleen Bridget Murphy
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Irish, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,800 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    Ireland
  • Country of Filming:
    Ireland
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Terror on the Plains VI
    Kansas City
    United States
    September 16, 2017
    World Premiere
  • Spooky Empire
    Orlando
    United States
    October 21, 2017
  • IFI Horrorthon
    Dublin
    Ireland
    October 27, 2017
    Irish Premiere
  • Weekend Horror Awards
    Alicante
    Spain
    December 16, 2017
    Spanish Premiere
    Best Screenplay
  • Dingle International Film Festival
    Dingle
    Ireland
    March 25, 2018
Director Biography - Rik Gordon

Rik's previous short The Pigman, screened in festivals around Ireland and Europe and was even lucky to pick up a few awards including Audience Awards for Best Short, Best Sound and Rising Star Award.

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Director Statement

The Wake is a short horror that hopefully keeps audiences entertained throughout. It's set in the isolated Irish countryside which can be a eerie place, especially the old country house used for our location, which adds a lot of character to the film. We enjoyed making it and we hope you enjoy watching it.