Young actors sought for new film

Young actors sought for new film


A casting company will hold open auditions in Kilkee on Saturday for boys from 5-9 years of age for a feature film.

Calm with Horses will be filmed in Kilkee and Connemara in May and June.

The casting session will take place at Kilkee Community Centre this Saturday March 10th from 10am-5pm. This event was due to take place last Saturday but had to be postponed because of the bad weather.

The film is based on the story by Colin Barrett centring on the connection between an ex-boxer and his young autistic son to be directed by Nick Rowland and produced by Daniel Emmerson of DMC Films – Michael Fassbender’s production company.

Casting director Nick McGinley is scouting across the west in search of boys with the confidence and natural charisma to perform in pivotal roles in this drama.

Nick explained: “What we need is a short interview with each boy on camera – with a parent in the room – where he’ll be asked simple questions to find out who he is. We then might ask him to act out some pieces from the film. It will be an informal atmosphere with the aim that it’d be fun too. There is no experience required.”

Parents can contact Nick in advance for an appointment or just turn up on the day. Nick can be contacted by email or by telephone on 086-8239035.

Nick previously worked on The Guard, Kisses, Life’s a Breeze, ’71 and Spielberg’s War Horse.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.