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


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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