Monday, August 17, 2015

The Trick that Time Played

OK, quick catch up blog post, it just gone midnight, so expect typos... I'll fix it tomorrow if I find the time. Time, there's a funny word. Time is playing tricks on me lately. In particular a very good disappearing trick. Each time I think I have some, poof! It's gone!

Right now work is hectic. We're in full production and I'm pulling in 12 to 14 hour days. On top of that I decided to try to produce 2 films. I Am Ireland and One Day in December. Both of which require a great deal of time. It's also school time, and both my kids are starting school tomorrow (for the first time) My daughter in Kindergarten, and son in Day Care. It's a big day all round.

So life is in over-drive right now, it's mad, I'm not really sure how I'm going to get it all done, except that I know I have to. Don't have a choice. And hopefully it will all have been worth it in the end.

One Day is going really well. I've been flooded with Reels and auditions I'm delighted to say. Try to get through them all, well over 100, and starting to get back to people. Note: If you sent your stuff in and I haven't got back to you yet, have patience, I will (read above for reasons on delay!). I Am Ireland... less so.

On the left are two posts I put on Film Network Ireland, you can see the reaction to One Day, and then the reaction to I Am Ireland. I don't know if people just don't like the idea, or what it is. I don't think that the case, in fact, dozens of people have told me what a great idea they think it is and that they'd love to be involved. It just has translated to actual involvement unfortunately.

The deadline is in 2 weeks and I haven't had any submissions. So I'm going to extend the deadline until the end of September. I think I have so much going on I can't really give it the push it needs. So I'll give myself and anyone who's interested a bit more time. Hopefully it helps. I think if it doesn't it might be time to put it to rest for good this time. This is my third attempt in the last 3 or 4 years to get this idea off the ground, and it's never quite caught fire. It almost did this time. But not sure what happened.

In the meantime I have a lot of trucking to do. One Day is steaming ahead and I'm putting as much energy I have after a 14 hour day into that. I'm very much looking forward to shooting it.

Once the cast is assembled I will begin raising the money I need to shoot it. That should be at the end of September. I will run that through October and hope to be back in Ireland shooting at the end of December this year, if everything goes according to plan... which of course it always does ;)

OK, so that's me, I'm zonked, time for bed. I'll fix typos tomorrow. Gotta sleep, get up, take the kids to school, work a day, an evening and a night and then come home and look at showreels tills midnight!!! Living the dream baby, living the dream!!!

Sure I wouldn't have it any other way.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

CASTING CALL for "One Day In December"

CASTING CALL: One Day In December - Short Film.

One Day in December is a short film about two people from different worlds who fall in love one Christmas Eve. A romantic tale of love, laughter and friendship, set to the backdrop of Christmas in Ireland - pubs, parties, drinks, live music, family, friends, cold winter days and warm winter nights.

This film is a proof of concept for a feature film entitled 10 Days in December, which I hope to shoot December 2016. But it will stand alone as its own film. Though remaining open ended, my hope is to leave the audience satisfied, but wanting more.

The film will shoot in Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland in December of this year (Possibly early January of 2016 - Dates tbc). The shoot will be one week long. Leading cast are required for entire week, days and nights. Supporting cast for two to three days and nights during the week of production.


Will (29)
Lucy (24 - American)

John (28)
Dan (28)
Tadhg (22)
Kieran (32)

Wendy (28)
Fi (27)
Lorraine (24)

Bartender (30/40)
Chip-Shop Owner (50s)

Please contact me with your reel, headshot and resume if you are interested in auditioning. You can hit the contact button on the right of this page. Or message me at

If you do not have a reel, please send me a taped monologue (filmed on your phone is fine - send a secure link via youtube). It is important that I see some footage of you, as I am in California I cannot audition in person. First round will be asked to submit a taped reading from the script. Second round will meet on Skype. Last round will be cast.

Parts are paid, accommodation and some expenses will be provided, where needed. This is a low budget independent production being funded by the filmmaker, Me! So it will be a small production, but I've done this a few times before, so we should be alright!

Once post production is completed the film will be used to help gather interest and raise funding for the feature film, but it will also be rolled out to film festivals around the world. I will also seek a sales agent to represent the film and look to sell it to broadcast.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and for your interest. I look forward to seeing your reels!!!