The casting process for TV3’s brand new soap ‘Red Rock’ will get underway this weekend with two Dublin casting sessions at the John Player Factory. Casting will take place under the directorship and watchful eye of Louise Kiely and people will be seen on a first come, first served basis.
Louise Kiely has built her reputation as one of Ireland’s leading casting directors, and has cast a number of up-and-coming Irish actors in successful films, including Jack Reynor in the critically acclaimed ‘What Richard Did’, the BBC series ‘Quirke’ as well as the Irish casting on ‘Ripper Street’ and ‘The Sea’.
Over the next three weeks a casting team made up of Louise Kiely, Thyrza Ging, Eva-Jane Gaffney, Allen Kiely, Karen Scully and Jane Barry will see over 2,200 people across key casting sessions held in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Belfast and Galway. The team are hoping to represent the diversity of contemporary culture and ethnicities in Ireland as well as different age groups.
Hinting at what they’ll be looking for from the scheduled casting sessions, Louise Kiely said: “We are super excited to get started. There will be a ticket system at each of the venues, on a first come, first seen basis! We can see 500 per day in Dublin and 300 per day in the other cities. In order to get seen, I would advise getting there early. If we cannot see you on the day, we shall accept self-tapes in the coming months. We would ask that people prepare a Film/TV monologue of a minute in length. We are creating a whole town, cast-wise, from the ground up. What a cool challenge! For more details check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/LouiseKielyCasting.
The ‘Red Rock’ casting team are unlikely to cast anyone still attending secondary school outside the Dublin area as it uneconomic and impractical for them to travel outside of school hours.
Limerick’s Casting day is August 16th. For more information on the casting process visit www.louisekiely.com or www.facebook.com/LouiseKielyCasting.
Red Rock will go into production this autumn and will be produced by Element Pictures and Company Pictures. The series creator and chief writer is Peter McKenna.