Call For: Cast for Short Film

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The RTE / Filmbase funded short film project entitled The Wake is currently casting for three male lead actors. The film is currently shortlisted as one of the final 8 projects, with two of the films ultimately being selected for funding.

 

The film will be shot on location in Co. Monaghan and will shoot in early summer 2015. The film is written and directed by award winning filmmaker Jonathan Hughes.

 

The Wake, a 12min comedy, follows the story of three young brothers at their grandmother’s wake and the bitter rivalry over who is worthy of saying the Prayers of the Faithful.

 

The film is currently searching for three male lead actors for the film. Actors should be within the playing-age range of 7-16 years. The parts are as follows:

 

Greg (9) – LEAD ROLE – Always the centre of attention; will do anything to get in the spotlight, no matter who tries to get in his way

 

Eric (7) – The youngest brother, innocent, easily upset; the pet of the family

 

Sean (15) – The sensible one, stays out of the spotlight, keeps himself busy elsewhere (like the kitchen)

 

Interested applicants should create a short piece to camera video where they tell a little about themselves.

 

This video should be uploaded privately (with a password) to Vimeo, or UNLISTED on Youtube.

 

A LINK to this video must then be sent, along with the necessary PASSWORD and CONTACT DETAILS to TheWakeShort@gmail.com

 

This will be a funded short film project. Chosen actors will be paid a small amount and all their expenses covered.

 

Deadline for applications: Saturday February 7th 2015, at 5pm.

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Call For: Actors for Feature

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Vico Films is currently casting for a new micro-budget feature project. The film will be shot on location in Cork and will shoot in early summer 2015. The film will be written and directed by award winning, Cork based filmmaker Peter Foott.

They are currently searching for two male lead actors for the film, minimum age 15. Actors should be within the playing-age range of 14-19 years and based in Cork. No previous acting experience is necessary; the director will work with the actors to create their characters.

Interested applicants should create a short piece to camera video where they tell  a little about themselves.

IMPORTANT: This should be unrehearsed, unscripted, and as natural as possible. We are looking for applicants who are natural and comfortable on camera.

This video should be uploaded privately (with a password) to Youtube or Vimeo,

A LINK to this video must then be sent, along with the necessary PASSWORD and CONTACT DETAILS to Jonathan@vicofilms.com

This is a micro budget project, however, chosen actors will be paid a small amount and their expenses covered.

Deadline for applications: Monday February 9th 2015, at 5pm.

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Call for: Cast for Feature

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Open casting day is being organised for 27th Jan for the following:

Adult male and female remaining roles, supporting roles, featured extras and extras.

The venue is Dublin city centre in Filmbase, Temple Bar, 10am to 5pm.

For speaking roles please bring a short monologue (2 mins max).  Producers will provide a short script (on the day) for readings.

Please note that it is adults only who are asked to attend the casting day.

These roles are paid.

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Call For: DJ for Commercial

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CASTING CALL- MALE DJs aged 38- 44

Louise Kiely Casting are casting for a commercial and looking for a DJ aged 38-44.

Casting is this Friday, 16th January so send on a recent clear photo and your DJ CV complete with all contact details and you DOB to casting4louisekielycasting@gmail.com as soon as you can.

Please put DJ in the subject line.

This is a fully paid job if cast.

Places are limited and not guaranteed.

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Call For: Cast for Film Limerick Training Project

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Behind The Scenes in partnership with Limerick City of Culture have announced their production of a trilogy of short films as part of a training programme for local filmmakers.

The idea is the brainchild of Film Limerick Project Manager, Ronan Cassidy who has secured the support and involvement of prominent personalities in the Irish Film Industry. Acclaimed film maker Gerry Stembridge, who hails from Limerick, has been working as writing and directing mentor. The films will be shot by cinematographer Patrick Jordan (Pentecost, Volkswagon Joe) and composer Patrick Cassidy (Calvary, Hannibal) will supervise the music composition.

Announcing the casting call this week, Stembridge, who has been working on the project for several months, is looking for a range of talent, up to 20 roles in total, across a wide variety of ages. “We are looking for actors who can deliver strong performances” he said. “There will be three short films made, all to be shot in Limerick. They will be written, directed, crewed and acted by people living in or from Limerick. The story idea is really creative and interesting and will also showcase Limerick as a location.”

“This is a very exciting time to be involved in film in Limerick,” said Project Manager, Ronan Cassidy. “It is an incredibly ambitious project to be undertaken at local level. We are working on a limited budget, but I know from the enthusiasm of all involved, we are going to produce something very special. The whole idea is to have three films that can be used separately or put together, but that might appeal as a half-hour programme.”

“I would like to express my gratitude to Gerry for coming on board with this project and for the massive amount of work and time he given to us. Having such a prominent figure in Irish Film involved, has greatly increased awareness of the work we are doing. With Gerry’s mentoring the three local writers have produced exceptional scripts”

Film Limerick is presently casting the three training films, and the first casting session is on Saturday 10th January 2015, further casting sessions are to follow. To apply, send a headshot and resume to: filmlimerick@behindthescenes.ie

Film Limerick Training Crew positions will be arranged once the casting process has been completed. Applications for crew should be sent to: behindthesceneslimerick@gmail.com

 

Behind The Scenes https://twitter.com/behinddscenes

Limerick City Of Culture https://twitter.com/Limerick2014

 

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Call For: Open Casting for Boys & Girls

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Open casting for boys & girls aged 12 – 18.
Raphina Productions are holding a casting for extras for a feature film set in Dublin, an open casting on Monday 18 Aug 2014 from 12 – 4 at Filmbase, Dublin.Raphina Productions are looking for boys/ girls aged between 12 and 18 years old –  looking to see lots of faces, and if they have brothers / sisters tell them to come along too.

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InConversation with Louise Kiely

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This episode of InConversation features Louise Kiely, one of Ireland’s leading casting directors. She graduated from University College Cork with a Degree in Law. Lousie then trained at The Gaiety School of Acting. She was an actor for a short period before setting up Louise Kiely Casting in 2005 and has since cast a number of up-and-coming Irish actors in successful films, including Jack Reynor in What Richard Did, the BBC series Quirke as well as the Irish casting on Ripper Street and The Sea.
 


 

InConversation is an ongoing series of personal interviews with people working across the many aspects of the Irish filmmaking industry.

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Call For: Cast for TV3 Soap ‘Red Rock’

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The casting process for TV3’s new Irish soap opera Red Rock will begin this weekend at Dublin’s John Player Factory, where two sessions will take place led by Louise Kiely.

On the day there will be a ticket system in operation, on a first come, first seen basis.  500 people will be seen per day in Dublin. Further casting will take place around the country. Cork and Limerick session take place on August 16, time and venue TBC.  Belfast and Galway run August 23rd, time and venue TBC.

Louise Kiely advises getting there early and added that “if we cannot see you on the day, we shall accept self-tapes in the coming months. We would ask that people prepare a film/TV monologue of a minute in length.”

TV3’s new Irish soap opera Red Rock will be set in a police precinct in a fictional harbour town and is expected to air twice-weekly from January 2015 as a rival to RTÉ’s Fair City.

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Call For: Young Actors for Feature Film

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Following the huge success of the first open casting, director: John Carney (Once, Begin Again) has decided to do it again. If you missed the last one, this is your chance.

The film is looking for Older Teens.

No acting experience is necessary.

Boys aged 15-19 from Dublin and Surrounding Areas.
Music Ability is a plus.

Girls aged 16-21 from anywhere in Ireland

The casting will take place on Sunday, 25th MAY from 11am till 4pm at Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin.

BOYS: If you play an instrument, please bring it along and be ready to play. Otherwise, please have a short song prepared.

GIRLS: No musical ability required.

Please note: if you haven’t heard as yet, it doesn’t mean you haven’t got it! The producers will be in touch as soon as possible. All queries to casting4louisekielycasting@gmail.com

Please note: TEENAGERS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN

 

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Call For: Cast for Short Film

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Auditions will be held on Wednesday, 26th February between 7pm and 9pm in Cluain Mhuire on the Wellpark Road for an upcoming short film, that will be shot in and around Galway. This film is being made as part of the Galway Film Centre’s Film School training course.

There are 5 main parts available for this comic short piece:

  • 3 male farmers (40′s /50′s or thereabouts)
  • A barman (any age)
  • A young man (late 20s -early 30s).

It’s a great and fun opportunity to connect with filmmakers. You will receive a copy of the film after it’s completed.

Contact Ruth at ruth.mcn1@gmail.com for more info.

Location on Google map: http://goo.gl/maps/ub6TA

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Call For: Cast for Short Film

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1 Male Actor & 2 Female Actors required for Film Shoot in Dublin.

 

The Writer is a 6 min Short Film. A comic fantasy. It explores how the world of the imagination can sometimes collide with the more humdrum nature of reality.

 

Brief Synopsis:

Dave and his friend Mary are having coffee in a café. Dave strikes up a conversation with Kate, sitting nearby.

Kate tells Dave about the novel she is writing. Dave’s overactive imagination now takes over – and he begins to see himself as the hero in the novel. The audience sees his ‘interpretation’ of the story on the screen.

A final twist in the tale brings Dave firmly back to reality. He learns how the imagination can play tricks on us. And perhaps he is looking for love in the wrong places.

 

FILM ROLES:

Dave: (late 20’s/Early 30’s)

Mary: (late 20’s/Early 30’s)

Kate: (late 20’s/Early 30’s)

DAVE is an ambitious young writer. He has an over-active imagination which sometimes causes him to confuse fantasy and reality.  He is a little shy, but likes meeting new people, when the opportunity arises.

 

MARY is a good friend of Dave’s. She is a English teacher. Mary is outgoing and confident. She’s known Dave for a long time and they get on great together…

 

KATE is a published novelist. She has traveled a lot in South East Asia previously. She is usually quite friendly and outgoing. Kate has an easygoing attitude to life in general.

 

Shoot Details:

The Writer will be shot in Dublin in Mid March 2014.

 

Application Details:

Selected applicants will be called for audition by email.

 

This is a no-budget production and, therefore, the role is unpaid. However, footage will be available for the actor’s Show-reel. High quality digital still photographs from the shoot will also be supplied to the actor, with a DVD copy of the film.

 

Rehearsals might be needed so flexibility and reliability are essential.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

 

Production: Cantillon Films.

Enquiries: T A Lynch.

HEADSHOTS, SHOWREEL, & CV TO BE SENT TO:   cantillonfilms@gmail.com

 

Auditions will be held in Dublin City Centre between 20th & 25th February 2014

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Call For: Cast & Crew

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Male Actor – 20 to 30 years of age
Female Actress – 20-30 years of age
Camera Operator.

Roles are ideally suited for film students wishing to add to their CVs and filming experience.
Positions are unpaid but travel and food will be covered.
Filming is in March 2014 in the Roscrea/Birr area of Offaly

The film deals with the last 24 hours of a heroin users life with flashbacks over the events that have led to that last day. It is a mature film, challenging and quite dark. It in no way glorifies drug use and is very much about the fatal consequences of drug use
For further information e-mail
winga@uni.coventry.ac.uk

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Call For: Cast for Short Film

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The short film A Particular Chronicle is the bittersweet story of a moment- a moment that may bring two characters, Alex and Simon, together…or a moment that may slip away.

LEAD ROLES:
• Alex: already cast
• Simon: (late 20’s/Early 30’s)

FEATURED EXTRAS:
• Gothic teenage couple:
1 young woman (18yrs-Early 20’s)
1 young man (18yrs- Early 20’s)

• Neighbour couple:
1 “Mediterranean Style” woman (40/50’s)
1 “Mediterranean Style” man (40/50’s)

Brief Synopsis:
Alex’s daily routine (though full of eccentric and interesting characters) has become rigid and claustrophobic. She seems to be a witness to the wonder of life rather than a participant in it.

But all of that may change when, grabbing a quick coffee on her way to work, she notices Simon at a nearby table. He’s there the next day too. And the day after that. Alex resolves to do something about the attraction she feels for him…But will she leave it too late? And what chance have two little particles in a great big universe got of ever colliding happily together?

Shoot Details:
A Particular Chronicle will be shot in Dublin City Centre, in March/April, 2014.

Application Details:
Selected applicants will be called for audition by email.

This is a no-budget production and, therefore, the role is unpaid. However, footage will be available for the actor’s showreel. High quality digital still photographs from the shoot will also be supplied to the actor, with a DVD copy of the film.

Rehearsals might be needed so flexibility and reliability are essential.

How to apply:
Headshots, Showreels, & CV to be sent to: casting@curvedfilms.com
Enquiries: Carl Murphy
Production: Curved Films – www.curvedfilms.com

Please, do not forget to mention what role you are applying for.

Auditions will be held in Dublin City Centre between 27 & 31st January 2014

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Call For: Cast for Feature Film

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The Participants

Feature Film : Still Films
Shoot Dates: July 2013
Location: Co.Offaly
Audtions: BLOCK T. Smithfield, Dublin.
Saturday 27th April 2013.
10am – 5pm

The Participants is a sci-fi film set in rural Ireland.
There are no adults, only children, who fend for themselves in a bleak
desolate location. Their world is a game – a giant board game. The game is
played to survive in the gang, ruled by the eldest boy MIKHAIL. The kids
spend their days dressing up, scavanging, chasing, hiding.
What happens when there are no adults to tell them what to do? Without
adults to refer to, do the kids even know that they are kids?
The Participants will explore the roles and the identities we inherit and
we take on.
Why do boys wear blue, girls pink? How does society shape our identity?
What do we do to fit in? Why do we feel we need to try so hard to conform?
What happens to ideas of age and gender in an world run only by children?
Casting children and teenagers playing 7 – 17.
Emilia
Screen Age: 12-15yrs old.
Appearance: Androgynous.
Emilia is a long haired, pretty, tall, willowy girl. She is sensitive, analytical, a keen
scientific brain, a thinker. Pensive, practical, sharp, reserved and very observant.
Role: Emilia is the lead character in the film. Emilia’s character loses a round of
games, and therefore has to replace another character to survive in the game.
Emilia switches her identity toBoris.
She tie’s her hair back and pretends to be a boy for the second half of the film.
Mikhail
Screen Age: 15-17 years old.
Appearance: Teenage Jock. Well built, burly, strapping lad.
Mikhail is the tyrant of the gang, a bully, the despot. Athletic and physically strong,
he rules with an iron fist. Highly competitive. Mikhail knows his strength, it makeshim superior. Power hungry, he spends all of his time keeping the other kids down,
keeping them scared, he breeds fear to rule.
Josef
Screen Age: 10-15 years old.
Appearance: Androgynous. Waif.
JOSEPH. Small for his age, like a peacock, proud. He can look like a girl, or a boy
dressing up as a girl. He is constantly making necklaces out of things he finds, and
ties colorful bits of cloth to his clothing in ways he finds pretty. He loves to wear
make up. He is fiercely proud, and despite his frail size he is fearless. He is not
competitive like many of the other kids, yet coolly confident and somewhat aloof.
Boris
Screen Age: 14-16 years.
Appearance: Healthy, bright eyed, strapping lad.
Boris is outgoing, gregarious. A handsome boy who loves running fast for the feeling
of it. Instantly likeable and charismatic. A beaming smile. The boy everyone looked
up to in school who was also the teacher’s favourite. Highly athletic, he excels at all
the games. Not a ‘macho’ boy, Boris is the kind who will befriend the underdog.
Curious. Inquisitive. Affectionate. A kind soul.
TOMASSO
Singer, must have a talent for singing solo*
Age 7-10. Similar to Borris.
The film will be workshoped with little written dialogue, so confident
children and teenagers willing to improvise please.
***Ideally looking for older to play younger
***Casting all ethnicities

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Call For: Extras for BBC’s Ripper Street

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If you are Asian or Asian looking and want to be part of BBC’s Ripper Street, come along to the Mount Clare Hotel (4 Merrion St Lower, Dublin 2) between 2pm and 5pm on Wednesday April 17th.

Asian people of ALL ages needed. All work is paid. No experience is needed.

Please pass this onto anyone who may be interested.

If you are Asian and cannot make it along on Wednesday, please send your contact details, date of birth and two photos taken in the last two months MovieExtrasAdCasting@gmail.com

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Call For: Cast for Quincy Films’ debut feature, ‘Gate’.

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Waterford-born writer and director Neil O’Driscoll – known for his shorts Girls and Never Worn, as well as music videos for Katie Kim, Solar Taxi, Deaf Joe and Sam Lee – is currently casting for his debut feature, Gate.

Gate is a supernatural thriller set in the fishing village of Dunmore East during the summer of 2008. Marianne, a 17-year-old local girl, is suffering from nightmares caused by a painful secret she harbours. After a local farmer bulldozes an ancient tomb, something is set in motion that will shake the small community to its core, dragging Marianne, her family and friends into a morbid series of events.

Quincy Films is looking to add to the cast currently in place; including Holly Browne and Mollie Molumby. Mollie, of The Independent Theatre Workshop, will play the lead character, Marianne. Auditions for the wider cast will be held this month, with the film going into production in Waterford later in the year. Please contact us at quincyfilms@gmail.com to register your interest.

Dublin Auditions – 19 / 20th April

Waterford Auditions – 26 / 27th April

DAVE (Marianne’s uncle)

Artistic, amicable and cheerful; he is well meaning, well-liked and slightly shambolic.

Male : 30 – 35

FRAN (Dave’s friend)

Fran shares Dave’s positive qualities, but has more sense and a sharper intuition.

Female : 30 – 35

JACQUI (Marianne’s mother)

Perky and glamorous, but droll; the voice of reason.

Female : 34 – 40

TERRY (Marianne’s father)

Goodlooking and charming, in an off-hand way; a rough diamond.

Male : 35 – 42

EDDIE

A stoney-faced farmer, he has a cool and wary manner; feared by most.

Male : 37 – 45

STELLA (Marianne’s best friend)

Smart, beguiling, and cheerfully self-centred, Stella is the kind of girl that most boys like.

Female : 16 – 19

OMAR

Of middle-eastern descent, he is sporty, decent and level-headed.

Male : 18 – 22

GARY (Stella’s boyfriend)

A tough guy from a nice family; rebel without a cause.

Male : 18 – 22

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Mollie Molumby, of The Independent Theatre Workshop, playing the role of Marianne.

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Call For: Cast and Crew for new Terry McMahon written Short Film

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Writer: Terry Mc Mahon
Director: Jeff Doyle
Producer: Rita Marie Lawlor
Shoot dates: TBC
Unfortunately the production is unpaid.
Interested in people who are looking to donate equipment, experience and time to this project. The film will be sent to film festivals inside and outside Ireland.
Casting for a variety of roles – please read the script on www.terrymcmahon.org to see if you think you are suitable for any of the roles.
Talent is in the shorts/miscellany section on the website
Those interested should email jdoyleactor@gmail.com  for more details.
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Actor and Actress Required for Micro Budget Short

Super Evil Dinosaur Productions are currently seeking both a male and female lead for the  micro budget short film Factor 50, auditions are on Friday 2nd September.

Factor 50 is a dark comedy narrating a middle-aged couples’ domestic disputes against the backdrop of nuclear Armageddon.

We urgently need the following;

Man 35- 50 years old

Woman 35- 50 years old.

Requirements:

Male Lead- A suitable actor should ideally be expressive, comfortable delivering dialogue on camera and possess good comic timing.

Female Lead- A suitable actress should ideally be confident, comfortable in her skin and able to bring physicality to the role.

For more information on the movie & the upcoming auditions, please email your CV, headshots, showreel links & details to;
super.evil.dinosaur.productions@gmail.com

Also you can find us on facebook (search- Super Evil Dinosaur Productions)

Please note- This is a micro-budget short, so unfortunately we are unable to pay any cast or expenses beyond what is reasonable. However anyone who takes part will obviously be credited and receive a copy to add to their show-reel.

This film is being made for entry into domestic film festivals and competition with a view to marketing our short abroad. We are aiming high with this project and you should too!

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The Business of Auditioning Seminar

Filmbase are hosting a Seminar on ‘The Business of Auditioning’ for aspiring screen actors on Wednesday 26th August, 6.30pm–9pm. The session is aimed at new and emerging actors who are looking to learn more about the casting and audition process for film, television and commercials.

The panel for the seminar includes casting director Thyrza Ging, whose credits include Prosperity, George Gently, Savage, Badly Drawn Roy; director Paddy Breathneach (Shrooms, Man About Dog, I Went Down); and actor Hugh O’Connor (Chocolat, The Young Poisoner’s Handbook, Summer of the Flying Saucer, My Left Foot). The panel will cover topics including headshots and CVs, preparing for castings, audition technique, taking direction, and how to be smart in the acting world. The seminar will conclude with an audience Q&A.

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided on the evening along with an opportunity to meet and discuss the trials of auditioning with your fellow actors.

Places on the seminar cost €10 and are strictly limited and MUST be booked in advance. To book a place, contact Filmbase on 01 679 6716 or email info@filmbase.ie.

Aspiring actors may also be interested in listening to a podcast interview with Thyrza Ging on the Film Ireland website. The podcast can be found here: www.filmireland.net/2009/05/21/audition-advice-for-actors-from-casting-director-thyrza-ging/

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The Business of Auditioning Seminar

Panel Discussion in Filmbase

Filmbase are hosting a Seminar on The Business of Acting for aspiring screen actors on Wednesday 26th August, 6:30 – 9pm. The session is aimed at new and emerging actors who are looking to learn more about the casting and audition process for film, television and commercials.

The panel for the seminar includes Casting Director Thyrza Ging whose credits include Prosperity, George Gently, Savage, Badly Drawn Roy; Director Paddy Breathneach (Shrooms, Man About Dog, I Went Down) and actor Hugh O’Connor (Chocolat, The Young Poisoner’s Handbook, Summer of the Flying Saucer, My Left Foot). The Panel will cover topics including Headshots and CVs, preparing for castings, audition technique, taking direction and how to be smart in the acting world. The seminar will conclude with audience Questions and Answers.

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided on the evening along with an opportunity to meet and discuss the trials of auditioning with your fellow actors.

Places on the seminar cost €10 and are strictly limited and MUST be booked in advance. To book a place, contact Filmbase on 01 679 6716 or email info@filmbase.ie.

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Aspiring actors may also be interested in listening to the Film Ireland Podcast Interview with Thyrza Ging. The podcast can be found by clicking here.

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