Illustration: Adeline Pericart
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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.