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Open auditions for new film ‘Wildfire’ to take place in Dundalk on Saturday

Open auditions for new film ‘Wildfire’ to take place in Dundalk on Saturday

Open auditions for a new film set in Newry and Dundalk will take place in the Town Hall at the weekend.

The auditions for ‘Wildfire’ will take place at An Táin Arts Centre from 10am to 5pm this Saturday.

Dundalk man Nick McGinley is the casting director and explained the background to the film.

“Auditions would be for local adults of all ages and teenagers over 15 for a Newry-set feature film called Wildfire. We’re looking for all ages, shapes, sizes and ethnicities, Irish-looking people but also African, Asian and Eastern European people living in the area. Men and women in their mid-teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and indeed 80s.

“No experience required. I just want to see people as they normally are. It’s a short chat on camera with each person.

Wildfire is a feature film written and to be directed by Cathy Brady set in Newry and to be shot around Newry and Dundalk. Cathy’s the award-winning film-maker of Small ChangeRough SkinMorning and the first season of Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope. The film is produced by Carlo Cresto-Dina and Charles Steel for WF Films and Flame Film Productions. We start shooting on October 22nd,” said Nick.

The plot of the film is: “A missing woman returns home, igniting an intense bond with her sister. United, they unearth their mother’s past but the truth has devastating consequences.”

Nick added: “We’ve already cast the child parts. So far, only three lead roles have been cast. All other adult roles will be found through a mixture of auditioning local non-actors and professional actors from Ireland.”

For further details contact nick@nickmcginley.com or call 086 8239035.

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