Directed by Mark Dollard / 2020 / 9 min


A heroin addict is pursued by a menacing figure.

Director Statement

This short is a response to the growing poverty and social degradation of Irish society in recent times. Homelessness figures have never been higher. Drug abuse is a common sight on the streets of our cities. Too often, drug addicts are dismissed and dehumanised. With this film, my aim is to use the tropes of horror cinema and vampire lore to show the human side of drug addiction, to provide an insight into the mind of someone who’s being driven by a demon.


Writer, Director, Producer: Mark Dollard.

Director Bio

Graduate of the Colaiste Dhulaigh/Wolverhampton University Film Production degree, 2016 (1st class honours). Winner of the 2017 Ronan Phelan Screenwriting Award at the Indie Cork Film Festival. Numerous short list and finalist positions over the past four years. Three years professional experience in the film/tv industry.

Director Mark Dollard.

What We Do:
  • Festival Strategy
  • Festival Management Service
  • Script Consultancy
  • Curation
  • Workshops
  • Lectures
Find Us:

Green Ray Film Agency

C/o IndieCork Festival,

Civic Trust House,

50 Popes Quay,

Cork T23 R6XC,