Busy week for Shorts!...

Good News this week for ..

Ray Reilly ‘No Party for Billy’ a short he made with Shane Connaghton (who co-wrote My Left Foot) and Kevin McGahern (Republic of Telly) has been accepted into Galway Film Festival this year. Also good news for Sophia Adli, as her short film"Monkeys In The Garden" has been selected to and last but not least Joanne Brennan’s film‘The Limit’ also secured a top slot at the Galway Film Festival 


Today, Kerry Film Festival are hosting a symposium celebrating Thomas Ashe which includes a film screening of "Fingal's Finest", which featured Brendan as Thomas Ashe and Eoin O’Sullivan as William O'Connell. It also screens in Chicago next month.

Michele Burton found out this week that ‘The Ladies’ written and directed by Jake McKone in which she was Aunt Bettywon the audience award at9th Oddalenia Film Festival in Dublin, http://filmbase.ie/short-film-festival-oddalenia-distances/#.WU0CrxPytLA 😊

Delighted to hear that ‘The Boring Diary ofFrances Noone’ starring Popper Caraher as Frances, Joanne Brennan, John Colleary and Jill Sartini won Best Producer at the Lady’s First International Film Festival Cork 2017 for Edwina Forkan Zanzibar Films. http://zanzibarfilms.net/

Finally ..well done to Lisa Tyrrell booked for a series of sporting on-line stings which was shot this week.

Where it all began..

This week its back to treading the boards.

Congrats goes to Graeme Coughlan appearing as Joe Haines
in ‘The Cyclops” New Theatre, directed by Peter Reid http://www.thenewtheatre.com/tnt_php/scripts/…/whats_on.php…

Caitriona Ni Threasaigh performing as Molly at the James Joyce Tower in Sandycove this Saturday the 10th of June at 2pm and 4pm a 30 minute piece. Caitriona is also doing a shortened 5 minute extract from it on Bloom's Day itself, the 16th of June between 11 and 2p.m

Mark Lavery is James in ‘James and the Giant Peach’ 14th-25th June at the Mill Theatre http://www.milltheatre.ie/ev…/roald-dahls-james-giant-peach/

Whilst last but not least… Michael Mullen is appearing in ‘Common’ in the National Theatre, Southbank, London Directed by Jeremy Herrin, Written by DC Moore https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/common

June News..

Congrats to Ama Addison who had filmed last week again with Fair City

Well done to Graeme Coughlin who wrote and shot - ‘Feathers’ last week. It's a short story which follows a day in the life of a young girl and her struggle with kidney disease. Her life is dictated by this harsh illness until a brief encounter with a young man in a cemetery changes everything.  

Busy times for Emmet Kelly & Anthony Moriarty, they are shooting this weekend the pilot for a TV Drama series, ‘A Very Irish Family’ which has been in development for a some time, more on that at a later stage..
Joanne Brennan was booked this week for a short film ‘The Limit Of’ directed by Alan Mulligan.

Well Done to Kojii Helnwein, Maghnús Foy & Amanda Stuart-Heaney who are all have been booked for ‘Supervized’ Directed by Steve Barron. The film is shooting over 4 weeks from June 12th between Dublin and Galway, attached already to the film is Tom Berenger Beau Bridges and Louis Gossett Jr.

Delighted this week with the news that Neil Sheehy was booked for a Airport on-line ad, whilst Muireann Ryan & Dermot Ward were booked for an Elect ad, and last but not least, Michele Burton was booked for a phone ad.

Theatre news ..
Niamh Walsh appears on stage in Mill Theatre’s ‘Spring Awaking’ based on the original play by Frank Wedekind, you can still catch Niamh as the play is on tonight and finishes tomorrow nighthttp://www.milltheatre.ie/events/spring-awakening/ and Eoin O Sullivan takes to the stage with ‘Imagining Liam’ by David Scott Teacher Club from May 29th -June 10th. Break a leg guys..

Finally .. a big welcome to newcomer to Castannettenow Eva O’Connor. Fresh from her amazing play (which she wrote and starred in) 'Mazs and Bricks' which I had the pleasure of attending in The Projects Arts recently, Eva is in the UK for the next few weeks filming her award-winning play ‘Overshadowed’ (it premiered at the The Tiger Dublin Fringe in September 2015 and won the Fishamble New Writing Award). It's about a young woman battling anorexia, and has now been adapted for BBC Three television and stars Eva. http://www.irishplayography.com/person.aspx?personid=45053

Here comes summer...

This week …Festival de Cannes and Marche du Film begins Friday, May 17th, and runs until May 28th. http://scannain.com/irish/abroad/cannes-marche-du-film-2017/
Congrats to all who were involved in the films listed below..
Coming to Market - Kissing Candice - Maghnús Foy
Selling at Cannes- Handsome Devil - Mark Lavery
Selling at Cannes- I Kill Giants - Amanda Stuart Heaney
Selling at Cannes - The Man Who Invented Christmas - John Colleary
Selling at Cannes- Muse - Cally O’Connell
Selling at Cannes - Song of Granite - Gerry Herbert
Selling at Cannes -The Professor and The Madman - Shane Noone

Congrats also to, Gerry Herbert who is shooting for two days next week on an on-line ad for a large home improvement chain and to Kojii Helnwein who flew to Berlin today to shoot an corporate in house video tomorrow.

Theatre news …Eoin O’Sullivan played a role in “Between the Dawns” http://smockalley.com/the-new-irish-playbook/ as part of The New Irish Playbook (6 short plays), in Smock Alley, which ran from Monday 15th - Wednesday 17th and he will also appear in "Imagining Liam", by David Scott, opening May 29th in the Teachers Club Theatre for a 2 week run until June 10th.

Everyman Theatre Cork present Dancing at Lughnasahttp://www.everymancork.com/2017/08/dancing-at-lughnasa/
Starring Jeanne O Conor who will be appearing in the role of Agnes. Rehearsals begin for Jeanne in July just as she arrives back from her Honeymoon, as Jeanne is marrying her favourite man on the planet… Cathal Mac Donncha on May 27th in Kerry! 
 Congrats to Jeanne and Cathal from everyone in Castannettenow.

April reign...

Festival Awards first …
For Gilles Guillain - ELEVATION INDIE FILM FESTIVAL - The Spotlight Award - Short Film: ‘Another-man’. The feedback was wonderful and Gilles is delighted with it .. great opening track and sequence, fine acting from the lead players, very intriguing film with a nice unexpected ending. Congrats to Gilles and all the crew.

FASTNET FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - Delighted to say that 'Fragile', starring the amazing John Colleary, written and directed by the very talented John Corcoran, shot by Paddy Jordan, cast by Annette Walsh - CASTANNETTENOW and edited by Jeff Quinlan at Digitalpost.ie has made it through to the competition stage of this year's Fastnet Film Festival. The Festival in May, in Skull, Co Cork has a huge following and we wish all involved… many broken legs!

On to TV - ‘Assassins’ will be show ion TV3 in May, (date tbc) looking forward to seeing Claire O’Donovan and Nigel Mercier in demanding roles. Good News this week for Phyllis Carty and Amanda Stuart Heaney who were both booked for ‘Hardy Bucks’ - new series, whilst Brian J. Roche continues his run on ‘Red Rock’ as ‘Little Barry’.


Our week...

ˇCongratulations goes to the following this week ... 
to Florian Zapra who shot an on-line ad, to Nigel Mercier, who was cast in Director Stephen Hall's first feature film 'The Night Shift' shot in Limerick produced by Greenflash Pictures. 
Shot last July, “Anotherman" starring Gilles Guillain - is showing in its first festival in London - The London Independent Film Festival - wishing Gilles great success there.
and finally.. well done to Emmet Kelly, the beautiful short film he wrote and stars in ‘Lost Memories’ is showing at The Discover Film Awards in London this weekend. This festival is
voted one of the top 100 festivals out of 4,000. 'Lost Memories' is screening on Sunday alongside a film directed by Danny Devito ...and... its are up for a few awards.. fingers and toes crossed Emmet from everyone in Castannettenow!

.. as we march on through March.

Super news this week and congratulations to all listed..

Anais Rizzo shot a new TV food commercial in Dublin on Monday last - more when it's released.
Breid Morris has been filming a short film funded by the Arts Council for the last 4 days.
Jenny Dixon is a guest on a celebrity cookery programme shooting tomorrow and she is delighted to be listed in the Newcomers VIP style awards 2017. 
Brian J Roche is shooting again in 'Red Rock' Monday 28th March, whilst Graeme Coughlin is booked for 'Blow In' (2nd series) RTE later in the week. Sophia Aldi is booked for a short film shooting in Belfast on 1st and 2nd April. 
Jeanne O’Connor was booked today for an Insurance TV ad shooting mid-week and hat trick for the agency, and I'm delighted with this … Graeme Coughlan, Meg Healy and 11 year old Poppy Caraher are all shooting in a new Telecommunication ad next Tuesday and Wednesday in Ardmore Studios.
Break a leg to, Joanne Brennan who treads the boards in ‘The Cowboys’ opening tonight in Monaghan and Nicole Banim and Eoin O’Sullivan who have an opening night in 'A Theatrical.5' opening in the Civic Theatre on Thursday 30th - Sat April 1st