Here Before: New NI-Shot Psychological Thriller Is Touring Across the Country

A new psychological thriller filmed in Northern Ireland is set to tour the country.

Here Before will be touring Northern Ireland in May and June as part of Film Hub NI’s collective program which brings local films to local venues.

This taut psychological thriller which was written and directed by Belfast talent Stacey Gregg tells the haunting tale of a mother’s love.

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Laura (Andrea Riseborough) becomes obsessed with Megan (Niamh Doran), a little girl who moves in next door, believing Megan to be her reincarnated child Josie who died several years ago.

It also stars Jonjo O’Neill as Laura’s husband Brendan, Lewis McAskie as her son Tadgh and Eileen O’Higgins and Martin McCann as new neighbors Marie and Chris.

Stacey Gregg was born in Dundonald and her credits include Here Before (2021), The Innocents (2018) and Mercy (2018) – she is currently directing a block of The Baby for HBO and in development for a second feature with a film from the BBC.

She said: “It’s such a pleasure to share the film with audiences across Northern Ireland and I’m delighted that Film Hub is presenting Here Before. There’s nothing quite like working with our own Extremely talented cast and crew, to see our landscape and hear our voices on screen. I look forward to meeting audiences around the world and enjoying cinema together.”

Eight community theaters will be showing Here Before as part of this collective FHNI tour which will cross Northern Ireland, starting in Fermanagh and ending in Portstewart.

Sara Gunn-Smith, Head of Marketing and Audiences for Film Hub NI, said: “Following our recent successful tours of Nowhere Special and Wildfire, we continue our role of bringing amazing local films to audiences across Northern Ireland. Nord with the tense thriller Here Before.

“With a great cast of local actors, alongside Andrea Riseborough’s pitch-perfect performance, the film will have you on the edge of your seat. We’re delighted to have the very talented Stacey joining us on some of the dates for a screening. Q&A with a special audience.”

Here Before will be on tour at:

  • Fermanagh Film Club – Wednesday 4th May
  • Roe Valley Arts and Culture Centre, Limavady – Thursday 12 May
  • Nerve Centre, Derry – Wednesday 18 May
  • Ormeau Community Cinema, Belfast – Thursday 19th May
  • Underground Community Cinema, Omagh – Friday 20th May
  • Portrush Film Theater – Thursday 26th May
  • Newcastle Community Cinema – Saturday 11th June
  • Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart – Thursday 23rd June

Winner of the Galway Film Festival 2021, Here Before is produced by Pia Pressure, Rooks Nest Entertainment, Northern Ireland Screen and BBC Film and distributed by Wildcard Distribution.

Film Hub NI is part of the BFI Film Audience Network, a UK-wide project to ensure the widest choice of films are available to diverse audiences across Northern Ireland. The initiative is supported by funding from the National Lottery, distributed by the British Film Institute.

For more ticket information, visit: https://www.filmhubni.org/now-showing-tags/collective/

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