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The dilapidated suburbia of Edenstown casts a shadow over Tommy Cowley’s life. Trapped there by his agoraphobia since his wife was fatally attacked by twisted feral children, he now finds himself terrorized by the same mysterious hooded gang, who seem intent on taking his baby daughter.

Torn between the help of an understanding nurse and a vigilante priest, he discovers that to be free of his fears, he must finally face the demons of his past and enter the one place that he fears the most...the abandoned tower block known as the "CITADEL".


Director(s): Ciarán Foy

Executive Producer(s): Gillian Berrie, Kieron J Walsh, David Mackenzie

Producer(s): Katie Holly, Brian Coffey

Screenwriter(s): Ciarán Foy

Cinematographer: Tim Fleming

Editor(s): Tony Kearns, Jake Roberts

Production Designer: Tom Sayer

Sound Designer: Steve Fanagan

Music: tomandandy

Additional Credits: Casting Director: Shaheen Baig: Visual Effects Supervisor: Feidhlimidh Woods, Special Make Up Effects Designer: Paul Hyett: Co-producer: Alan Maher

Principal Cast: Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wunmi Mosaku, Jake Wilson, Amy Shiels

Director Bio


A graduate from the National Film School of Ireland, Ciarán Foy's film "The Faeries of Blackheath Woods" (2006) won nine 'best short film' awards including; Melbourne, Cork, and Brest. "CITADEL" is Ciaráns debut feature film. He is currently developing a number of feature projects.


Public Film Contact

Katie Holly
Bl!inder Films
00353 1 676 0200
First Floor, 4 Lower Hatch Street
Dublin 2


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