Ciarán Foy

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Ciarán Foy
Born
NationalityIrish
Other namesCiarán Foy
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active2001-present
Notable work
Sinister 2
Citadel

Ciarán Foy is an Irish film director and screenwriter, best known for directing and writing Citadel and directing Sinister 2.

Early life[edit]

Foy was born in Northside Dublin in October 1979 and graduated from the National Film School.[1][2]

Career[edit]

In 2006, Foy directed an award-winning short film The Faeries of Blackheath Woods based on his own script.[3]

In 2012, Foy wrote and directed his feature film debut, an Irish psychological horror Citadel, starring Aneurin Barnard in the lead role.[3] The film premiered at the South by Southwest festival on March 11, 2012 and won several awards.[3][4][1][2]

Foy next directed the supernatural horror film Sinister 2 for Blumhouse Productions, starring James Ransone and Shannyn Sossamon.[5][3] The film was written by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, and was released on August 21, 2015 by Focus Features' label Gramercy Pictures.[6] Derrickson secured Foy the directing job of the film after watching Citadel.[7]

Foy is set to direct a 1960s Ireland-set elevated thriller film The Shee, produced by Blumhouse's Jason Blum, Alan Maher's Roads Entertainment and Foy's Shadow Aspect.[3]

Filmography[edit]

  • 2001: 1902 - Director, editor, producer, writer - Short film
  • 2001: Wired 03:36 - Director, editor, producer, writer - Short film
  • 2002: The Puppet - Director, editor, writer - Short film
  • 2006: The Faeries of Blackheath Woods - Director, editor, writer - Short film
  • 2007: Scumbot - Director, editor, writer - Short film
  • 2009: The Chronoscope - Editor - Short film
  • 2009: Hotel Darklight - Director, writer - Segment
  • 2012: Citadel - Director, writer
  • 2015: Sinister 2 - Director
  • 2019: Eli - Director[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Interview: Ciarán Foy, director of 'Citadel'". filmireland.net. June 20, 2013. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Cronin, Kevin (April 23, 2013). "Director Ciarán Foy's Horror 'Citadel' Wins Best Feature at the Imagine Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival". iftn.ie. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e Fleming Jr, Mike (August 18, 2015). "'Sinister' Alliance Continues As Helmer Ciaran Foy And Blumhouse Scare Up New Thriller 'The Shee'". deadline.com. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  4. ^ "JOE meets the director of Irish horror Citadel, Ciaran Foy". joe.ie. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  5. ^ Kit, Borys (April 17, 2014). "'Sinister 2' Moving Ahead With 'Citadel' Director". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (May 20, 2015). "Focus Features Revives Gramercy Pictures Label For Genre Films". deadline.com. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  7. ^ "Tweet helped Dublin director get Sinister 2 job". rte.ie. August 13, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  8. ^ "Paramount Players Snaps Up Horror Title 'Eli'; Schedules 2019 Release". Deadline. 16 October 2017.

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