Emma Eliza Regan: Darkness On The Edge Of Town

Date - 9 July, 2014, All News Film Opening Nights

Emma Eliza Regan stars in Darkness On The Edge Of Town which premieres this evening at Galway Film Fleadh. The feature is written and directed by Patrick Ryan and co-stars Emma Willis and Brian Gleeson.

Emma Eliza plays troubled teenage sharpshooter Cleo Callahan, who strives to avenge the death of her estranged sister after she is found brutally stabbed in a public bathroom. Blinded by rage and shame, Cleo is unaware that her best and only friend, Robin O’Riley (Emma Willis) is the murderer she’s sworn to kill. As Robin’s damaged brother Virgil (Brian Gleeson) also draws closer to the truth, the three become tragically entangled, leading to an inevitable bloody showdown that costs them all severely.

A crime genre film with art house sensibilities, Darkness on the Edge of Town takes the form of a classical tragedy emboldened with the visual overtones of a western, exploring the limits of revenge, family and friendship.

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Emma Eliza Regan made her film acting debut aged 17 in the award winning Ivan Kavanagh horror Tin Can Man opposite Michael Parle. She made her stage debut at The Abbey Theatre as Mollser in a Wayne Jordon production of The Plough and The Stars. She is also known for her role of Fiona on RTÉ drama Aisling's Summer Diary and head turning roles in films followed including Our Wonderful Home, The Fading Light (winner of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival), Tin Can Man (awarded as Boundary Breaking Best Feature at the Sydney Underground Film Festival and Melbourne Underground Film Festival). Recent work includes the leading role in fantasy film The Shadows, based on a George MacDonald dark fairytale and directed by Colin Downey, and Love Eternal, directed by Brendan Muldowney which has been adapted from the Japanese novel Loving The Dead by prolific horror author Kei Oishi.

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