Locus of Control

Stuck repeating the same pattern of mistakes again and again, Andrew Egan reluctantly accepts a teaching job to support his floundering, stand-up comedy career. As an increasingly anxious Andrew grows accustomed to the droll institution and its occupants he suspects that one of the students may be his downfall and that the previous teacher may not have left of his own accord. His life slowly unraveling, Andrew's lessons fall on deaf ears and he soon becomes part of a larger cosmic joke.

Seamus O'Rourke as John Lance D'Arcy in Locus of Control

Seamus O'Rourke as John Lance D'Arcy in Locus of Control

Headstuff Interview with Writer/Director Sean Clancy by Peter Morris                                                                                                                                                                                                          Film Ireland Profile on Locus of Control                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Locus of Control Review                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

"Locus of Control is a hazy dreamlike dark comedy, with sharp satire and a humanist touch" - Stephen Porzio, Headstuff

"The Irish horror renaissance lives on" - Hot Press Magazine

"Sean Clancy’s outstanding debut feature is a surreal and unnerving mixture of dark comedy and disquieting tension. Featuring top class performances from its main cast, Locus of Control is a fine example of budget filmmaking reaching far beyond its economic strictures.” – David Desmond, DSFFF Festival Director

"Locus of Control, is a squirmy and appealing black comedy with a bleeding heart." -  Luke Maxwell, Dublin Inquirer                                                                                                                       

"Clancy’s film talks more to the Irish experience over the tough years of the recession, and ponders on whether we control our lives or not. Locus of Control is wonderfully realized and blends these dark elements with a unique tone as the main character descends into the bowels of institutionalized bureaucracy and questions his own place in the universe."         - Peter Morris, Headstuff

"Locus of Control is a clever and insightful dark comedy. This is a bright and intriguing debut feature, from an exciting filmmaker who seamlessly blends a nightmare landscape with contemporary issues. Brooding dreams are dashed to make way for tomorrow." - IndieCork Film Festival

John Morton and Ciaran McCauley in Locus of Control

John Morton and Ciaran McCauley in Locus of Control

John Morton, Seamus O'Rourke, Ciaran McCauley, Peter McGann, Gus McDonagh, Margaret Kilcoyne,
Ciara Manning, Pamela Devaney, Eddie Murphy, John Doran, Anthony Brennan and Padraig Thornton.

Camera - Sean Clancy & Anthony Barry
Sound Recording - Irene Harte
Editor - Sean Clancy

Writer/Director - Sean Clancy

Original Music by Callum Condron

2018 - Disappear Here Film Festival - Official Selection                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
2018 - Dublin Sci-Fi Film Festival - Official Selection
2018 - Silk Road International Film Festival - Winner - Jury Special Recognition Award                                                                                                                                                                   
2017 - Stockholm Independent Film Festival - Nominated - Best Feature Film                                                                                                                                                                                     
2017 - Polish International Film Festival - Official Selection                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
2016 - IndieCork Film Festival - Official Selection

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