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Casting begins for TV3’s new Soap ‘Red Rock’



Casting begins for TV3’s new Soap ‘Red Rock’


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.

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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

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 or

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.



After nearly a year already since I last worked with Simon, we were filming again this week at the UL Arena in Limerick City.

Simon appeared on TV3’s Ireland AM on 19th july with his trainer Jason Kenny of Forever Fit Promotions, where a series of shots of him training that we shot were played back in studio.

Last years project was all about the Flexifoot ferrel product but this year sees Simon promoting ‘out on a limb’ and just from filming its hard not to be inspired by the guy.

Here is the full Ireland AM (TV3) spot.

Tv3 goes HD

Posted: August 19, 2011 in media
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TV3 Goes HD.
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