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Wake Wood

Synopsis

The village of Wake Wood in rural Ireland has preserved a tradition which enables its inhabitants to bring a person back from the dead for three days, one year after their death, in order to say a final farewell to their loved ones, before they make their final journey to the spirit world.

Patrick and Louise Daly have come to Wake Wood to take over the veterinary practice. They are relocating from the city to recover from the tragic death of their daughter. The couple can’t have another child. They discover the ritual.

Patrick and Louise ask if the villagers might bring their child back. The villagers agree to help but remind them that they can only have her back for three days and then she must return to the world of the dead. Patrick and Louise accept the rules, but when their child returns, they decide to keep her and break their agreement. The couple pay a terrible price for this transgression. http://www.hammerfilms.com/productions/film/filmid/10/wake-wood

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Features
Running Time
92 mins
Format
35mm
Director
David Keating
Producer
Brendan McCarthy, John McDonnell,
Co-Producer
Magnus Paulsson
Executive Producer
Simon Oakes, Marc Schipper
Editor
Tim Murrell, Dermot Diskin
Screenwriter
David Keating, Brendan McCarthy
Director of Photography
Chris Maris
Production Designer
John Hand
Music
Michael Convertino
Principal Cast
Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle, Timothy Spall, Ruth McCabe

Production Company

Hammer, part of Exclusive Media Group
52 Haymarket
London
SW1Y 4RP
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 3002 9510

Fantastic Films Ltd
28 Vernon Avenue
Clontarf
Dublin 3
Ireland
Fax: +353 1 853 1892
info@fantasticfilms.ie
http://www.fantasticfilms.ie

Vertigo Films
The Big Room Studios
77 Fortess Road
London
NW5 1AG
UK
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7428 7555
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7485 9713
mail@vertigofilms.com
http://www.vertigofilms.com

Sales
Company

Exclusive films International
52 Haymarket
London
SW1Y 4RP
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 3002 9510
Fax: +44 (0)20 3002 9519
inter@exclusivemedia.com
http://www.exclusivefilmdistribution.com