An Bean Sidhe

An Bean Sidhe, meaning The Banshee in Irish, is a horror short about a young man Christian, who plays a prank, that comes back to haunt him . . .
New Aims Productions
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Short Summary

An Bean Sidhe, is written by Eoin O'Sullivan and picked up a Golden Blaster award for Best Screenplay at Octocon 2013. The film tells the story of Christian, a young Irish man who plays a prank that goes horribly wrong.

What is An Bean Sidhe?

*The banshee (/ˈbænʃ/ban-shee), from Irishbean sí[bʲæn ˈʃiː] ("woman of the sídhe" or "woman of the fairy mounds") is a female spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the underworld. 

If you are unlucky enough to hear a banshee wail, someone you know will die - just pray it's not you.

*Source- Wikipedia

Who's involved?


Christian played by                       Lorraine played by                       Bean Sidhe played by

Nick Hurt                                       Becky Phelan                                Marian Rose

Nick Hurt 

Brought up in a creative environment, Nick has had an unconventional education, leaving home at 16, to travel and work around the world.

He spent the following 4 years sailing, working as a chef and volunteering for various charities around Europe, Northern Africa and in the Americas.

Nick found a love for the performing arts in his first role, 'Bashful' in Snow-White and the Seven Dwarves, aged 6.

Nick went on to become heavily involved in the Waterford theatre scene, performing in such productions as Romeo & Juliet (as Paris) and in multiple roles in Ridley Walker with the renowned Red Kettle Theatre Company.

Taking an interest in every aspect of Theatre and Film, Nick has worked in a wide variety of jobs in the industry from stage crew, front of house and performing to casting and writing.

Becky Phelan

Having taken to the stage at the age of 10, Becky has been a longstanding member of the arts community. 

She was a member of Waterford Youth Arts for seven years and was cast in most of their major productions, including ‘Etcetera...’ directed by Liam Meagher and ‘Festival’ directed by Alan King. 

In 2007, Becky travelled to London with ’20 Foot High, 30 Feet Deep’ by Richard Vincent which was awarded 5 stars by The London Times. Once the time came for her to leave Waterford Youth Arts, she moved on from acting to explore the other side of theatre. Becky has directed three short plays including a version of Brian Friel’s ‘Lovers’. She was production manager for three feature length productions in 2011/2012 including a version of the movie ‘Dumb and Dumber’, staged for charity. Becky was stage manager for Tom Stoppard’s On The Razzle by Jim Nolan in 2013. This went on to be awarded best play of 2013. 

Becky recently returned to the stage for WYA’s ’28 Hour Project’ which featured some of the most well respected actors, writers and directors in Waterford. 

She is one of the founding members of the local production company Loose Screw Theatre and is currently the Artistic Director. 

Becky is currently studying for her Arts degree in WIT with a focus on Theatre Studies.

Marian Rose

Marian Rose is an Irish Actress & Model represented by Fraser Models & Actors. Previous TV & Film work includes: 

Sodium Party (Feature - Weird Pretty Pictures/White Raven) 

Champagne (Short - Mercury Films)

The Sin (Short - Rec'rea Films) 

Lads (Short - Les Films du Cartel)

Ode (Short- New Aims Productions)

Recent Theatre Credits include: Stags & Hens (Yellow Moon) 

On Raftery's Hill (Yellow Moon) 

Our Country's Good ( Yellow Moon) and 

A Midsummer Nights Dream ( Fast & Loose).


Amy Kirwan - Producer              

Amy Kirwan is, for the most part, a producer. Having set up New Aims Productions in 2011 she’s worked on various projects in many different roles from short films, web series, TV, corporate and music videos. Her most recent work includes completing her short, 'Ode' which screened at last years IV Underground Cinema Film Festival in Dublin.

She's been working with Paul for over a year now and between them both and their company 'One Louder Productions' they have a full slate of exciting projects coming up including 3 shorts, 2 features and a feature documentary

She is also involved in the newest CollabFeature project, working with over 200 filmmakers worldwide.

Paul Lynch - Director

Paul Lynch is an award-winning director/cinematographer with over twenty years of short films, documentaries and music videos under his belt. He teamed up with Amy in 2013 as 'One Louder Productions' and they're about to shoot their first feature film entitled 'Watershed', which Paul also wrote. They're also beginning editing 'In The Blink Of An Eye', a music documentary, which took Paul seven years to film.

Paul has been a scriptwriter for RTE's Fair City, and is also a painter, whose work was commissioned for upcoming UK feature film 'AfterDeath'.

Paul never refers to himself in the third person, and is not easily distracted. Ooh... something shiny! *runs off*

For more info on our amazing cast and crew checkout the imdb link! 

Why we need YOUR help!

Due to the amazing generosity of so many people involved we could make this film without a budget.


The main reason we're asking for this amount is to pay our fantastic cast and crew.
Yes, filmmakers need to make a living too and everyone involved would be willing to work for free, but it's too much for us to ask of them.

We need to look after them, get them to and from location, INSURE them (Super Important), dress them with cool costumes, make them up with cool effects, create beautiful sets and we also need to get this film out there so that we can promote them and that you can enjoy it.

With your help we'll be able to do this. 

This amount covers all post production costs as well as distributing and marketing the film and covering the costs of the amazing perks we have for you!

Speaking of.... 


We're offering limited edition original A2 silk screen prints, an executive producer IMDb credit, artistic and beautiful on set stills, digital downloads, PLUS a walk on part in our film!*

An Bean Sidhe is already listed on IMDB so you'll get your credit instantly! 

Now you have to admit, that IS cool!

If we don't reach our entire goal then the funds will go towards set dressing, costumes, make-up and effects, distribution and marketing and making the film as awesome as it can be!

If you are unable to financially help us with the funding of An Bean Sidhe then Spread the Word through social media and share our videos & indiegogo campaign with your family & friends!!

·  Tweet #banshee #anbeansidhe

·  Follow us on Twitter @Anbeansidhefilm

·  Share our videos!

·  Follow us on Facebook 

·  Use the Indiegogo share tools!

*You must be able to travel to Waterford, Ireland for the walk on part. Date TBD

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    Thank you for your support. Along with all of the above, you will receive: * A film credit thanking you for your support * A limited edition "An Bean Sidhe" crew T-Shirt.

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    Thank you for your contribution. You will receive: *A film credit thanking you for your support, *A Facebook and Twitter shout out *A Digital download of An Bean Sidhe once it has premiered PLUS *You will also receive a limited edition signed poster by the cast and crew AND *A custom made DVD signed by the director.

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    Thank you so much for your generous contribution! * You will receive a film credit thanking you for your support, * A facebook and twitter shout out, *A Digital download of An Bean Sidhe once it has premiered, *A signed copy of screenplay by writer Eoin O'Sullivan AND * A very special limited edition A2 silk screen print PLUS *A custom made DVD package including 4 film stills from the very talented

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