Shane Serrano and Shane Byrne setting up to film on Sparrow for the Wolves and below right, Michael Quinn
A PRODUCTION team is to host an open casting session this weekend to find male and female actors ahead of the filming of a drama feature film in Limerick.
Written and directed by local film maker, Michael Quinn, A Sparrow for the Wolves, tells the story of a boxer who attempts to return to his sporting career after leaving prison. BAFTA nominated DOP Paul O’Callaghan is attached to the project and has visited Limerick to scout locations, including the Southside Boxing Academy.
“It’s exciting, we have this team of really committed and talented people getting behind this, and I think we have one of the best cinematographers in Europe behind the camera, so we are giving ourselves every chance of creating something beautiful," said Michael.
“Something raw and real. Something that will shake the Irish film industry, remind it that Limerick is still here, and still has great stories to tell," he added.
The open castings - seeking both men and women, with no experience required - will be followed by street castings, "where we go into the community and actively look for the people who can authentically portray the characters in our story," Quinn said.
"I am conscious as the director of A Sparrow for the Wolves that we portray and represent the people from the Limerick community in a manner that accurately and honestly reflects their unique spirit and struggles. It's a huge responsibility but I have the faith that we have both the integrity and intent necessary to do so," he added.
For more information on the film, visit www.asparrowforthewolves.com.