Saturday, December 12, 2015

Casting call for 8 - 10 year old child actor

House Films are currently in pre-production with the short film RED, a thriller set in the underground world of illegal organ trade. It's the directorial debut of Branko Tomovic (24: Live Another Day, Fury, The Bourne Ultimatum) and stars Francesca Fowler (Doctor Who, Rome, Closure) and Dervla Kirwan (Ondine, Ballykissangel, The Silence, Doctor Who).

For a crucial scene we are looking for a child actor, could be boy or girl, any ethnicity, age 8-10, with set experience.

Filming for this role would be one day only on January 10th 2016 in central London.

More info on the film can be found on:

Please email submissions to

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

First look at young star of The BFG

Here's a first look at eleven year old British newcomer Ruby Barnhill from Knutsford who last year landed the lead role in Steven Spielberg's adaption of Roald Dahl's The BFG.

Ruby (represented by David Daly Associates), who was cast after a world-wide casting search, stars as young orphan Sophie, opposite Mark Rylance in the title role.

She can also be seen as Isobel in the fourth series of CBBC's 4 O'Clock Club.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, The BFG tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.

Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG (played by Mark Rylance) is actually quite gentle and charming, and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country.

Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, the Big Friendly Giant is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumbers and Frobscottle.

The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams.

Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows. But Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.

Spielberg is bringing the film to the big screen with a screenplay by Melissa Mathison (E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial), based on the best-selling novel by Roald Dahl.

The BFG is due to open in cinemas on July 22nd 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.

Check out the teaser trailer below!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Ayda Field joins cast of Fresh Meat Series 4

American actress Ayda Field joins the cast of Channel 4's award-winning student comedy series Fresh Meat for the fourth and final series, which will be broadcast on Channel 4 in early 2016.

The end of University life is drawing close for the residents of 28 Hartnell Avenue as the housemates face their finals and the prospect of Graduation. All except Josie (Kimberley Nixon), who faces her final year being alone without her friends!

The last series saw Oregon (Charlotte Ritchie) striving to become Student Union President, and her campaign was successful. Now planning her legacy she seeks the support of Support Officer Rosa, played by Ayda Field.

Rosa is a strong minded, no nonsense woman, and when Oregon’s ambitions and self-aggrandizing plans start to overshadow her responsibilities, tensions rise between the president and her aide! While Oregon and Rosa’s working relationship starts to deteriorate, Kingsley (Joe Thomas) is drawn to Rosa’s complicated, mature sophistication but how long before she sees beyond the apparently carefree student?

Ayda Field, who is married to British pop star Robbie Williams, has starred in a number of films and television programmes in the USA including Aaron Sorkin’s NBC series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Fox sitcom Back to You.

Fresh Meat launched in 2011 and has won several awards including; a British Comedy Award for Best New Comedy Programme and RTS Awards for Best Writer (Comedy) and Best Scripted Comedy and a South Bank Sky Arts Award, amongst others.

Fresh Meat is written by Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong, Tom Basden, Penelope Skinner, Jon Brown and Tony Roche, and produced by Objective Productions.

Filming took place in Manchester during spring 2015 and the series will be broadcast on Channel 4 in 2016.