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