This weeks news…

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Congrats this week goes to Garrett Phillips who has been booked to play the role of Jim Laurel in the short film ‘Aretha’ a film about an inspirational young girl with Down Syndrome starting out in life. Director - Dave Thomas - Actually Films.

Congrats also to Sean Hammond who was booked for the role of Omar in 'Hygge’- Director - Rachel McGill. It's a short film being made with the Fresh Film Festival in association with RTÉ. The film is about an Irish and a Syrian family living as neighbours in a community housing project.

Well done to Graeme Coughlan, his opening night for The Collector (New Theatre till Feb 4th) got off to a flying start with one review in.. The Reviews Hub - Reviewer: Laura Marriott quote.. "Daniel Wade’s new play is not shy of tackling the big issues, however it is also funny. Set in a dingy and unwelcoming Dublin pool hall it is a powerful snapshot of a life lived always trying to catch up, to pay off debts owed. Graeme Coughlan gives a stand-out performance as Oren Collins, a young man struggling to find his way in life. This is a difficult character for a young actor to take on and he pulls it off with aplomb. Coughlan was perhaps given the role with the most surprises involved, however, the rest of the cast all work as an ensemble that allows each other to play to their strengths."

Fred McCloskey was busy his week shooting with Midas Productions while Florence Ordesh is busy shooting today with Bold Move for an online video.

New to the fold, Eoin O’Sullivan featuring in a short extract of the play on RTE Radio 1 Arena programme, next Wednesday at 7pm he is also shooting 'Pernicio' (Short Film) with Dave Fox, IADT Grad, shooting 6-12th Feb and in rehearsals for ”Nightshift", Smock Alley Scene+Heard festival, Main space, 8pm on weekend of 18th & 19th Feb.