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'The Devil's Pool' 30 is'a short film funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.
'The Devil's Pool. Madness, melancholia and the artist', premiered in 2014, examines the long held public belief of a connection between creativity and madness.
It combines a dramatised section with interviews with artists, researchers and academics. Over the course of the documentary Brennan compares the intellectual and measured observations of the experts, their words controlled and thought through, with a description of the descent into chaos and madness of a young artist, played by Irish actor Marty Rea, ending in overwhelming depression and stasis. The interviewees include Dr Simon Kyaga from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Professor Patricia Waugh of Durham University, the playwright Frank McGuiness and the poet Paul Muldoon.
Running time: 30 minutes