Written & Directed by Ivan Kavanagh
Current Status: Completed, Official Selection Tribeca 2014. On global release.
Starring: Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Steve Oram
The Canal is a tense psychological, horror, thriller. David and his wife move into a new home with their young son and all seems well, until David discovers she is having an affair. He follows her and sees not only evidence of this, but also of a gruesome haunting at his home. The ‘presence’ then murders his wife and becomes an ever-stronger force in the house. Meanwhile David is the only suspect in his wife’s murder and he must prove his innocence by finding evidence of whatever it is that haunts the house, so he can keep his freedom, his son and his sanity.
About the Director
Ivan Kavanagh is an award-winning filmmaker, proving to be one of Ireland’s most versatile and creative writer/directors with a very distinctive voice. His feature ‘The Fading Light’ financed by the Irish Film Board, won ‘Best Irish Film’ and ‘Best Male Actor’ for Patrick O’Donnell at the Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards during the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2010. Tin Can Man (Park Films) is a micro-budget feature written & directed by Ivan, won awards in Strasbourg Film Festival, Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Sydney Underground Film festival.