Caoimhin Coffey is a fourth year student at The National Film School, majoring in his specialised craft area of direction.
Nymph – When betrayal stalks their camping trip, three friends unwittingly conjure up the wild, elemental spirits of vengeful nature, with horrifying consequences. “As I’m still in a formative phase in my filmmaking career, I knew Nymph, as my graduate film, would represent a high-water mark of this phase. Until now, I’ve spent time experimenting with mood, tone and style. With this project I knew story would come first and foremost and ideally be drawn from personal experience. This is why we focus on the story of three teenagers with nothing better to do than go drinking in a field.
Horror is something I’ve always loved. The terror of watching Jaws at the age of six and the revelation of discovering Argento’s Suspiria in first year of film school are the two most important waypoints in Nymph’s gestation. The freedom of expression offered by horror meant we’d be telling a story while still flexing and extending our creative muscles. I was incredibly lucky to work with the crew that we assembled. One of the most gratifying aspects of the four years in film school was watching our gang of like-minded individuals slowly come together. Moving forward, I intend to continue to make movies, telling uniquely Irish stories in original ways.”