Wexford County Council has announced that the feature film The Lodgers will shoot in the Hook peninsula for a number of weeks from late September this year. The Irish Film Board-funded feature film is a gothic ghost story is set in 1920. It will be directed by Brian O’Malley and produced by Tailored Films.
Filming is scheduled to take place in October in the Clongeen area while the legendary Loftus Hall will also be used as a location. The Council has advised that some road closures are likely to be in place in the general area to facilitate production.
Wexford County Council has enjoyed recent success in attracting and facilitating film production in the County – most recently with the highly successful Oscar-nominated Brooklyn, much of which was filmed in Enniscorthy Town and surrounding areas.
Welcoming the news of the filming of The Lodgers, Wexford County Council Development Officer Carolyne Godkin said ”We are delighted to see that Tailored Films have found locations and supports in Wexford to bring this production to life. Film production brings very tangible economic spend into a location and Wexford has benefited from this in the past – most recently with the success of Brooklyn. In addition, the use of some of Wexford’s most iconic locations and buildings as movie sets can bring a long term tourism benefit, which helps promote our county and region and thus maintains employment in the wider tourism sector”.