This week...

A busy week for most of you - lots of auditions and recalls and self-tapes so hope they pay off soon.
Dublin Underground Film Festival kicks off August 30th - Sept 3rd. Gerry Cannon has three short films in the festival Dandelion- Directed and Produced by Oisin McFarland (Fri), Malacht -written, directed and Produced by Ryan Darnell - (Sun), Tommy Rot -written and directed by Noel Anger Produced by Ballyfermot Senior College(Sun).
Emmet Kelly has Lost Memories written by Emmet and directed by Eamonn Murphy (Sat), and A Very Irish Family written by Rob and Declan Gill, directed by Emmet Kelly - (Sat). Philip Coffey stars in Topographia Hibernica (trilogy) written and directed by Liza Bolton (Sat)
On Sunday, September 2nd at 7 pm, one of the closing films this year is Stormtroopers written and directed by Michael Fitzgerald, produced by Cork Racing starring the wonderful Carolyn Bracken. Enjoy and hope you all do very well lads!

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Congratulations to Declan Reynolds who won a best actor award at Amsterdam IFF World Cinema 2018 this week for his role in The Gaelic Curse Directed by Jack Conroy.…/

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Delighted to report, Niall Brewster was booked this week for a new supermarket ad shoots 27th, Whilst, Florence Ordesh is booked for an alcohol ad shooting on 29th and, Fintan Phelan's beautiful baby daughter, Amy, has booked her first job appearing in a new dairy ad shoot on the 30th
Well done to Lisa Tyrrell who was booked this week by UK Casting Director, Colin Jones for a feature film FOUR KIDS AND IT - directed by Andy de Emmony and produced by Julie Baines & Anne Brogan. Filming will be in September in Ireland.
Finally, as part of Dublin Fringe Festival, FOR SAOIRSE a new play by Colm Keegan starring Eric O’Brien opens in the Axis Ballymun, on 19th Sept and runs will 22nd - Break a leg, Eric!

August updates

An Irish famine educational short film “The Hunger Times” was launched recently at Dublin Castle by Tile Media, with Eoin playing the father of the young lead Patrick. The short film is available online to schools across the country via Scoilnet and "aimed at 10-13-year-olds, it'll act as a point of entry into this famine period and function as a means of exploring, reinforcing and visualizing the period."

Well Done to Aidan Jordan, Eoin O’Sullivan and Jim Gibney were in Kilkenny last week filming a corporate video with '90 Degrees West' an American Production Company and they all got glowing reports from the Producers. 
Jed Murray is busy shoot every day for an RTE series ‘Mini Mogles' with Tailored Films. While Eric O’Brien has been busy shooting a Bushmills ad for the US Market ad in Belfast for the last few days.

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Watch out for Fair City tonight when Jenny Dixon (Kerri- Anne) delivers her baby with the help of her Nurse - the wonderful Grainne Boyle .. well-done girls!

Kojii Helnwein and her daughter Croi, Andy McGarry and Gerry Herbert were all shooting an ad with Production Company 'Tallerstories' this week. The ad was shot in various locations in Monaghan and Dublin. Following Mum’s footsteps, Croí and little sister Ealá are booked with Kojii on 'Here Are The Young Men’ directed by Eoin Macken Production Co - Fiveknightfilms, shooting is in Dublin later this month. Andy Crook is shooting this weekend, a short film with Director Alessandro Dioguardi.

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Carolyn Bracken starred in a short film -‘Stormtroopers’ shot last year. It’s it's been accepted to Indie Cork and will be closing the Underground Film Festival in September. Carolyn is also part of the panel for it at Comicon tomorrow. The Stormtrooper screening and panel discussion at Comicon starts and 5pm at the Convention Centre tomorrow.


Time marches on .....


Congratulations to Jed Murray who was cast in the role of Macduff | Murderer in Macbeth in Mill Theatre Director - Geoff O’Keeffe, 3 -26th October, Jed is also booked for an RTE project shooting in August more on that soon.
Break a leg to Eoin O’Sullivan is currently in rehearsals for the play "Dolly" by Lipzinc Theatre, which will play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 20-25th August


Actor and comedian, John Colleary is busy currently shooting the new 'Bridget and Eamon' - can’t wait to see the new series!...

Joanne Brennan got good news about her film ‘The limit of…’ which is doing great at the Festivals. It's showing at the 27th Woods Hole Film Festival in Cape Cod (Movie Makers 'Top 50' Festival) 9th Oaxaca Film Festival in Mexico (Movie Makers 'Top 50' Festival) Portugal International Film Festival, 29th Galway Film Fleadh &15th Boston Irish Film Festival.



Well done to the following who are all shoot a new pharmacy ad, Carolyn Bracken, Gerry Cannon, Shane Casey, Aidan Jordan, Krista Hamilton, Andy McGarry, Declan Reynolds & Norette Leahy

Alan O'Neill

It’s with great sadness that I confirm the passing of Alan O Neill, a brilliant, funny, and kind human being.

My thoughts are with his partner, children, family and friends at this time.

I’ll personally miss knowing Alan isn’t sharing the planet with us. Despite the miles between LA and Dublin, Alan was only ever a phone call away.

May he Rest In Peace

Break a leg to Caitriona Ni Threasaigh & Morgan Crowley who are busy rehearsing for ‘The Vaults’ a visitor experience along the lines of The London/Edinburgh Dungeons which plans to open in Dublin in July.  You can also see Caitriona performing ‘Molly’ at the James Joyce Tower this Saturday the 9th of June at 2pm and 4pm  and also she’ll be performing a 5 minute version of ‘The Washerwomen’ on Bloom's Day, Saturday, the 16th. Break a leg wishes  also goes to Gerry Cannon who is treads the boards with Dark Horse Theatre Productions version of ‘Earnest’ in the Sean O Casey Theatre from June 7-9th

Congrats to Brian Roche part of the cast who collected the 3rd IFTA (Best Drama) in a row!

Mark Lavery has been busy filming ‘OUT’ a short film in Tipperary with Revolutions Films and Jed Murray and Emmet Kelly have just wrapped on ‘The Space Between Us’ with Burning House Productions & Dingle Film House Productions, while Kojii Helnwein is busy shooting for the next few days with Nighflyers in Troy Studios

Finally, for all the lucky people out there with Dads (and who are Dads) this is one for you with participation from Declan Reynolds