Dive into the features you want to see

Abortion alcohol alcohol free america Art artist spotlight awards beer Belfast best best looking Best New Music booze Brexit British Cannabis cbd Cheese chocolate Christmas climate change closure Coffee collaboration College Green Comedy cooking counter culture counterculture Cover Story Covid Culture DC Films Derelict Ireland Direct Provision Drink drug Drugs Dublin Dublin City Council Dublin International Film Festival easter Entertainment Environment equality Fashion feature feminism Festival Film First Listen Food gaeilge Gaming General News gift gifts Gigs Graphic Design guinness harm reduction Harry Styles healthcare Heaters Heatwave heist Hennessy Homelessness Housing HSE ice cream Identity instagram Interview introduction to ireland Irish Irish coffee Irish News irishmade justice Justice League Kanye West launch Leonardo DiCaprio LGBTQ+ List Lists Literature Living Hell Lockdown Index Made by District Made in Ireland magdalene laundries meme Mental Health menu merch metoo Michelin mural Music narolane new menu New Music News nightclub nom non-binary nphet One of everything Opener Openers opening openings Opinion Pairing pancakes Photography Pints Podcasts Politics pop up pop ups potatoes Premiere presents Pride queer Ray Fisher reservations Restaurants restrictions rugby Science Shebeen Shite Talk shitetalk signature dish Skateboarding small batch Social Media soup Space Subset sustainability tacos Taxis Technology Television The Big Grill theatre Thumbstopper tiktok To Be Irish Top 10 Tracks Top Ten Tracks Traffic Trans rights Transport Travellers trends TV Ukraine Ultimate Food Guide vegan Visual Art vodka Weed where to eat whiskey wine Women's rights Workman's youtube
General News / April 5, 2017

‘Hen’ is a new Irish horror film that needs your support

hen short film district magazine
General News / April 5, 2017

‘Hen’ is a new Irish horror film that needs your support

“What we are trying to achieve with Hen is to increase the visibility of women in horror and explore the feminine principle in the horror genre from a different perspective.”


‘Hen’ is a new short film that is ready to begin shooting, however while the team is already assembled, funds needs to be raised for production costs.

According to director Janna Kemperman and writer Lauren-Shannon Jones, women filmmakers are beginning to truly find their voices in horror.

“Films like Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Babadook’, Karyn Kusama’s ‘The Invitation’ and ‘XX’ (Roxanne Benjamin, St Vincent, Sofia Carrillo etc) have demonstrated the propensity of the female gaze to process the genre. We want to explore this too. Horror is a culturally significant way to organise the chaos of the world and interact with it in a controlled way.”

In ‘Hen’ they will examine a group of women “unobserved by the male gaze” based in a similar situation to ‘Lord of the Flies’, where  social hierarchies and interpersonal dynamics are magnified.

“I think we have all been to those parties where things get badly or maybe even brilliantly out of control, and we all leave in the morning in silent agreement never to talk about it again. If we can. If we’re lucky.”

Click here to donate to the film before the deadline.