WFT member’s Directorial Debut: Horror/Comedy Conveyance to Screen at Galway Film Fleadh

Here at WFT, we are thrilled to hear that our member’s work, horror/comedy Conveyance
will screen at the Galway Film Fleadh this year! This short film, set against the backdrop of
Ireland’s housing crisis, marks the directorial debut of WFT member Gemma Creagh.

The film, produced by Maeve McGrath and Dromglen Productions, showcases the talent and
creativity of a predominantly women-led team and features the collaboration of five WFT

The Premise
Conveyance tells the story of a young couple, Brian and Suzanne, who, after years of
enduring sub-par rented accommodation, finally secure their dream home: a stunning, sea-
facing apartment in South Dublin, facilitated by a cavalier real estate agent. When objects
start moving on their own, Brian becomes convinced that Apartment 19 is haunted by a
malevolent spirit. Despite Suzanne’s scepticism, Brian enlists the help of a white witch to
cleanse their home. Even Suzanne’s mother gets involved and drags the local priest in to
bless the place. However, as tensions run high, and their situation becomes increasingly
dangerous, this couple must decide how far they will go to live in the home of their dreams.


A Talented Cast
This ensemble cast deliver knockout performances across the board, and have an
impressive list of credits to date. Chrissie Cronin (Suzanne) has just starred in feature film,
Swing Bout, which premiered at DIFF; Patrick Martins featured in Baltimore and will star in
the upcoming series by Chris O’Dowd, Small Town, Big Story. Real Estate Agent Matty
McCabe features in Netflix Rom Com Irish Wish, while Travis Nelson plays a major role on
the big-budget Amazon series The Lake and Netflix series The Recruit. Fair City’s Aisling
O’Neill brings a subtle later of humour and warmth to the world weary Janet. Biscuit loving
Priest Paul Murphy has just appeared in Kneecap and the film’s producer Maeve McGrath
makes a wonderful cameo having just featured in Bad Sisters.


Behind the Camera
The film’s production crew includes an array of talented WFT members: Emer Regan was
script supervisor; Natalia Witkowska’s work as the colourist added a visually stunning layer
to the film and the camera department featured assistant Lavinia De Vito, who worked under
DOP and WFT Board member Jaro Waldeck. There were women in a number of key roles
including Natasa Paulberg who composed a striking original score and the production design
by creative talents Orla Maher and Róisín Blade.


About Gemma Creagh, Film Director and WFT member

Gemma Creagh is a writer, filmmaker and journalist. In 2014 she graduated with a First from NUIG’s MA Writing programme. Gemma’s play Spoiling Sunset was staged in Galway as part of the Jerome Hynes One Act Play series; she was one of eight playwrights selected for AboutFACE’s 2021 Transatlantic Tales, she developed her first feature play on the Assemble Artists scheme ran by Axis Theatre with the support of the Arts Council. Her play, The Last Trip to Tipp was staged in Kilkenny in 2023 by Barnstorm Theatre. Gemma was the writer and co-producer of the five-part comedy Rental Boys for RTÉ’s first iteration of Storyland. She has gone on to write, direct and produce shorts which have screened at festivals around the world. She was commissioned to direct the micro short film, After You, by Filmbase and TBCT, and she has just directed her first funded short Conveyance with the support of Dlr’s First Frames Scheme which is premiering at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. Gemma has penned articles for magazines, industry websites and national newspapers, she’s the Associate Editor for Film Ireland and she contributes reviews to RTE Radio One’s Arena on occasion.


Conveyance is a timely narrative that reflects the struggles many face in today’s housing
market, wrapped in a story that is both tense and thought-provoking.

Don’t miss the screening of Conveyance at the Galway Film Fleadh at 11:30am on Friday 12th July 2024! You can book your tickets here.