Outcast film poster.jpg
UK release poster
Directed byColm McCarthy
Written by
  • Colm McCarthy
  • Tom McCarthy[1]
Produced by
Music byGiles Packham[3]
Distributed byVertigo Films[1]
Release date
  • 12 March 2010 (2010-03-12) (SXSW)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Outcast is a 2010 British supernatural horror thriller film directed by Colm McCarthy and starring James Nesbitt.[4][5]


Cathal (James Nesbitt) is a killer who is pursuing his former lover Mary (Kate Dickie). Mary, a woman who comes from an ancient and magical Celtic race, and her son Fergal (Niall Bruton) hide in an outlying district of Edinburgh and use magic to protect themselves, but Cathal is determined to outsmart them. Local residents begin to die at the hands of an unidentified force, but it is unknown if Cathal is the killer, or if is he trying to destroy the beast.[6]



The film premiered in March 2010 as part of the South by Southwest.[7] It was also screened at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.[8] The film was released as part of the Bloody Disgusting Selects line.


  1. ^ a b c "Photography Wraps On 'Outcast". IFTN.ie. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Doctor Who assistant is unveiled". BBC News. 26 May 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Outcast (2010) - IMDb". IMDb.
  4. ^ "Bankside-Films". Retrieved 14 August 2009.
  5. ^ "New Irish Film Outcast in Production in Galway". IrishFilmBoard.ie. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Official One Sheet and First Hi-Res Still from Outcast". Bloody-Disgusting.com. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  7. ^ "SXSW '10: Festival One Sheet and New Stills for Outcast". Bloody-Disgusting.com. 5 February 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  8. ^ Press Association (9 May 2010). "Thrillers and chillers at Cannes". Google.com. Retrieved 9 May 2010.