"IT'S AN ORDINARY HOUSE - BUT WHAT WAITS INSIDE IS ANYTHING BUT" Now available on digital from Dark Sky Films, we have an exclusive clip from Gateway just for Daily Dead readers, along with comments from director / writer Niall Owens.

"Mike is a low-level drug dealer in debt to a ruthless supplier. When he and his gang set up shop in an abandoned house, he thinks his problems are solved. But a mysterious locked door inside the house and growing discord within the gang brings old feuds boiling to the surface. As friendships unravel, the house begins to enact its own plan, using the gang’s own deepest dark thoughts against them.

Like lambs to the slaughter, the men are lured one by one into the room and there they are confronted by the evil world that lies within themselves. The once-locked door is now open, and what lies beyond has its own desires."

  • Directed & Written by: Niall Owens
  • Country of Origin: Ireland
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Distributor: Dark Sky Films
  • Produced by: Niall Owens
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Cast: Tim Creed (Vikings, Dominion Creek), Kevin Barry (Michael Inside, Bridget & Eamon), Laurence Ubong Williams (Peacock's The Capture), Fiona Hardy (Axman), John Ryan Howard (Beyond the Woods), Jimmy Smallhorne (Dead Still, Who We Love)

Niall Owens sets up the scene below, commenting on the importance of context: "Context is everything when it comes to violence, two men fighting outside a bar would usually elicit nothing more then a glance and a possibly a shake of the head in disapproval. But if their children are watching, it becomes so much worse. 

I wanted the audience to see Mike's reaction to Hannah's name being said and the anger it draws from him, but then I wanted to immediately confront him with the consequences of his actions. This positioning allowed for two things: to show Mike's ability to commit violence but also his human side. Upon seeing Leo, he freezes realizing what he has done and then he quickly leaves as if running away from judgement. Tim and Lucius de Brí (Leo) did a great job in this scene and I think it works really well."