Auditions are taking place this Friday in Newry for two local boys to fill the part of two brothers aged 12 and 8 in a locally set feature film called 'The Night I Got Shot by Santa'

The film producers are looking for two boys from the north to play brothers, Mikey aged 12 and Sean aged 8 and they're holding open auditions for boys aged 8-13 this Friday August 18th at the Newry Sports Centre from 10am until 6pm.

There is no acting experience required and the film is being shot in the province this winter.

Nick McGinley from the production commented "The part of Mikey is a bolshie wee rapscallion, who’s in trouble with everyone – his school, local bullies and his Mum because of his cheeky nature and anarchic streak. He has a good heart and is just finding it difficult since his Dad left the family home.

"I'm looking for a very confident boy from Northern Ireland who has the force of personality to drive scenes with adults in them. There's no real prescription on look, but he should look 12. I’m happy to see boys from 11-13 for the part.

"His younger brother Sean is a sweet-hearted lad, who has picked up some of his brother’s cockiness but is an innocent. I’m happy to see boys from 8 to 10 for the part."

If you wish to make an appointment for your son, please e-mail Nick at or call +353 86 8239035.

'The Night I Got Shot by Santa' is a comedy action thriller written by Ronan Blaney. One Christmas, Mikey and Sean meet two very different Santas, one of them might just be the real deal and the other one may kill them before the night is out. (Calico Pictures, Director Michael Lennox, Writer Ronan Blaney, Producer Kate McColgan).

Micheal directed the Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning short film Boogaloo and Graham (also written by Ronan) and the forthcoming CH4 comedy series Derry Girls. I've run casting searches on films like ’71, The Guard, War Horse and Kisses. The last search like this I did was in the Louth area in June for Shane Meadows' CH4 drama The Virtues.

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