GEORGE RR Martin, the creator of the phenomenon that is Game of Thrones, has called described new Irish film The Callback Queen, as a "romantic comedy about moviemakers and aspiring actors that pokes fun at the whole casting carousel...very enjoyable with lots of laughs."
The film, starring Oughterard born actress Amy-Joyce Hastings (The Tudors, The Guards ) in the lead role of Kate Loughlin; along with fellow Galwegian Seán T Ó Meallaigh (An Klondike ); Mark Killeen (Game Of Thrones ); Ger Ryan (Fair City, Family, Stardust ), and Vicki Michelle ('Allo 'Allo ); directed by Graham Cantwell (Anton, A Dublin Story ); and produced by Stephen Gibson, will be screened in the IMC Cinema Galway, starting tomorrow and running for one week.
Struggling actor Kate Loughlin lands an audition for the lead role in a massive movie franchise based on the Prince of Chaos novels by legendary author Horatio King, but her sleazy agent pushes her in the direction of dubious film-maker Vincent Catalano. Dáithí Carroll, meanwhile, is an earnest young filmmaker studying in London. Chosen to direct one of his college’s graduation films, he needs a crew.
Enter Joanne Webber, a hard-nosed Londoner with a penchant for role-play and an eye on this vulnerable Irishman. Together they recruit a motley crew for their film, and Dáithí enlists Kate to star. A restless Vincent inserts himself on to their set through his friend and casting director Deborah Whitton, who is tutor to the young filmmakers. Kate’s resolve to maintain her integrity is put to the test as she finds herself drawn to Vincent when they are repeatedly thrown together.
The Callback Queen received its world premiere at the 25th Galway Film Fleadh. For more information and booking contact 091 - 566771 or see imccinemas.ie