Posted on: 9th October 2019

The Playhouse is looking for actors for a short film, Ignite. 

Synopsis- Stopped and searched again by the Police, Alan’s life on the state is starting to get to him, but will he follow in his father’s footsteps?

Looking for-

Alan: Male (plays 14 to 18 y ears old) Disgruntled youth who has a rocky relationship with the police, though he’s well-liked by his peers.

Supt Bradshaw: Female/ Male (plays 35 to 55 years old) Senior PSNI officer. Pushing the police's side of the argument (significant speaking role).

John: Male (25 to 35 years old) Youth worker trying to protect Alan from going down the rabbit hole. Well respected in the community (significant speaking role).

Mother: Female (late 30s to early 40s) Strong presence- ensuring there’s food on the table for Alan but has had a lot to deal with.

Grandmother: Female (plays early 60s) Housebound Granny who loves Alan but has seen all this before end badly…

Police Officer 1: Male/ Female (late 20s to early 30s) Beat cop involved with the stop and search.

Police Officer 2: Male/ Female (late 20s to early 30s) Beat cop involved with the stop and search.

Jim: Male (45 to 55 years old) Paramilitary member / recruiting.

Robert: Male (45 to 55 years old) Paramilitary member / recruiting.

Extras needed: number of non-speaking parts for Male and Female youths as friends of Alan (16 years and over only apply) playing age 14 to 18.

Submissions by 5pm on 13th October. Please email headshots, showreel (if applicable), CV, links to previous film/ TV work (if available) and details of representation (if applicable) to Please include the role that you are interested in as the subject heading. If you are shortlisted you will be invited to auditions in The Playhouse Derry/ Londonderry on 15th October from 11am to 6pm. Filming will take place between 22nd and 25thOctober near Derry and Antrim.

Produced by Island Hill Production Ltd in association with The Playhouse. Written by Laurence McKeown. Director Declan Keeney. Executive Producer Elaine Forde.

Funded by Policing and Community Safety Partnership and Youth Justice Agency.

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