Cian Hughes - Actor cast in new short film, THIS IS ME
Cian Hughes - Actor cast in new short film, THIS IS ME

Short film, This is Me, to shoot in Clare this weekend

After a nationwide casting call, the team behind a short film with the working title, This is Me have found their lead actor, a young Clare actor, Cian Hughes and it will shoot in Clare this weekend.

This is Me is a short film project funded by Creative Ireland and Clare County Council. Led by producers, Maeve McGrath and Keith Bogue with a script from Clare writer Sinéad Collopy. Director Roisin Kearney will be responsible for the creative vision of the film. The aim of the film project was to develop films skills in Co.Clare.

The industry professionals will be joined by young trainee participants from Co. Clare who will benefit from hands on experience working with a film crew. Trainee participants will learn how to move a short film into production and give them an opportunity to explore film making skills with the support of the production team.

Open castings were held in Ennis for the young actor roles in the film and after reviewing auditions, the director met with a short list of actors and Cian was selected to play the lead role of Patrick in this film set in the 1970’s.

Hughes is a 17 year-old living in Ennis, Co. Clare. He has had an interest in performing arts since doing speech and drama while attending C.B.S Primary School. He continued his love for music and stage while at Rice College secondary school where he plays piano and guitar.

Costume designer Aisling Wallace Byrne will advise on costumes and Shane Serrano will be the Director of Photography and Sarah Lally is 1st AD. Post production will be carried out in Clare by editor Philip Shanahan. 

Both Maeve McGrath and myself are looking forward to bringing Clare screenwriter, Sinead Collopy’s script to the big screen. The Creative Ireland team and Clare County Council have been outstanding in their support and vision for this project.

Keith Bogue – Producer
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