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Open Call for Extras as Dublin Oldschool Hits the Big Screen

Talented Tallaght writer and actor Emmet Kirwan is bringing his hugely successful play, Dublin Oldschool, to the big screen – and he wants you to be a part of it!

The Tallaght man has co-written the script with award-winning director Dave Tynan and with filming taking place across Dublin City and Wicklow over the next four weeks, Kirwan is calling on budding actors to get involved with an upcoming scene to be filmed on August 19th.

Extras are required for the climatic rave scene in the film and Kirwan took to Facebook earlier today to encourage people to get involved…

The film, which has been described as a “darkly comedic spoken word odyssey”, has been adapted from the live stage show which won huge acclaim over the last 12 months. Dublin Oldschool will follow Jason, played by Kirwan, during a drug-fuelled weekend in Dublin as he gets more than he bargained for when he stumbles across his heroin addicted brother, Daniel.

Jason is taking a ‘chemically enhanced’ trip through the streets of Dublin, blundering from one unfortunate mishap to the next when he is confronted by a familiar face, although he hasn’t seen his brother in many years the two discover that they have more in common than they realise.

Dublin actor Ian Lloyd Anderson, who also starred in the stage play, will reprise his role as Daniel while plenty of other well-known Irish talent will also star in the film which will be distributed by Element Pictures.

Other famous faces who are set to film roles for the movie adaptation include Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful/Ransom), Seána Kerslake (A Date for Mad Mary/Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope), Mark O’Halloran (Adam & Paul/History’s Future/The Virtues) and Stephen Jones (Red Rock/Love Hate).

There will also be a very experienced production crew on set with JJ Rolfe on board as Director of Photography, Production Designer Mark Kelly and SJ Ffrench O’Carroll as Costume Designer.

Dublin Oldschool is supported by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board, Windmill Lane Pictures, Filmbase along with support from Revenue.

Emmet Kirwan and Dave Tynan on location for Dublin Oldschool. Pic: Allen Kiely

Dublin Oldschool will finish filming later in the Summer and is expected to be released in 2018.

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