Call For: Actors/Actress/Dancers/Performers Wanted for a Silent Short Film


Workshop and casting on 15th Feb 2015 in Limerick for a short film – The Clockmaker’s Doll.


Date: 15 Feb, 2015 (Sunday)

Time: 10am – 6pm

Location: Limerick City (details to be announced by email)

Requirements: Male and female: experience in dance and mime would be beneficial. Good body movement is highlighted.

The workshop will be conducted by Simon Thompson to explore mask and mime techniques, and will be cast by director Cashell Horgan.

Background: The filming is scheduled on the second week of April 2015. The film is a legacy project of “Film Limerick” to promote Limerick as a film destination for Ireland. Once completed the film will be presented in international film festivals and competitions and as part of the bid for Limerick as European Capital of Culture 2020.

How to apply: please register your interest with a bio or CV at by Friday 13 Feb 2015.

There is small payment available for the job depending on experiences. Travel and food expenses will be covered. Filmmakers mainly looking for local talents around Limerick region.


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:

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


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Film Limerick Deadline Approaching

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Limerick City of Culture in partnership with Behind the Scenes have announced details of their 2014 Bursary Award, ‘Film Limerick’.

With less than two weeks remaining, entries are still open to compete for the bursary and opportunity that Film Limerick presents. The award will be given to two successful applicants who will each receive €15,000 towards the cost of their production. This funding initiative aims to foster creative and resourceful filmmaking in Limerick. They are looking for original, entertaining stories by talented filmmakers, who, if selected – must set and shoot their project in Limerick City or County.

Project ManagerRonan Cassidy explained, ‘These productions will showcase the fantastic resources Limerick has to offer to both established and emerging filmmakers and help to cement Limerick as a film producing hub. I look forward to working on the production of the two short films with the successful applicants. In addition to the funding of the two short films we will be providing training, talks and workshops to help nurture and encourage local film talent to flourish. This project offers a chance to continue to develop a creative industry that Limerick can be proud of.”

Application forms and guidelines are available at the Behind the Scenes website:


Closing dates for receipt of applications is: 3pm Monday 1st September 2014









Call For: Entries for Film Limerick

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Limerick City of Culture in partnership with Behind the Scenes have announced the creation of Film Limerick. This project presents an opportunity for new and emerging filmmakers to have their short films produced with both funding and industry support.

Two successful applicants will receive up to €15,000 towards production of their short film. The only stipulation being that filming must take place in Limerick. Each production will also receive advice and support for making the films. The first screening of the two films will take place in Limerick as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014, and the successful filmmakers will be encouraged to submit their films to festivals both in Ireland and abroad.

Film Limerick is now open for entries. The closing date for applications is: Monday 1st   September 2014.


Anyone interested in applying should check out the Behind the Scenes website or contact Ronan Cassidy at