13 November 2018 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
NEWS IN BRIEF
Features & Interviews
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
IFTN HOME
North American Premiere of ‘The Callback Queen’
05 Feb 2014 : Aisling Newton
'The Callback Queen'
‘Game of Thrones’ novelist George R.R. Martin will present the North American premiere of ‘The Callback Queen’ at his Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, New Mexico, along with lead actress Amy-Joyce Hastings on February 7th.

The film was directed by Irish filmmaker Graham Cantwell, who achieved early acclaim with his short film ‘A Dublin Story’. His film ‘Anton’ (international title ‘Trapped’) was IFTA nominated in 2009 and in 2010 he directed the TV drama series ‘The Guards’ for TV3.

‘The Callback Queen’ premiered last year at the 25th Galway Film Fleadh, and also had screenings at Leicester Square in London and in Luxembourg at the British and Irish Film Season.

The film is set in London’s film industry and features Amy-Joyce Hastings (‘The Tudors’) as unlucky actress Kate Loughlin and Mark Killeen (‘Game of Thrones’) as director Vincent Catalano, and follows the young actress chasing her big break who must maintain her integrity in the face of her director's romantic attentions.

Other cast members include Seán T. O Meallaigh (‘Kings’), Kate Braithwaite (‘Little Deaths’), Morgan Deare (‘United 93’), Eoin Macken (‘Merlin’) and Vicki Michelle ('Allo, Allo’).

Mr. Martin, who is also executive producer of ‘Game of Thrones’, said: “I discovered Amy-Joyce Hastings one day when dozens of readers began sending me emails with links to a reading by a lovely young red-haired Irish actress.”

Hastings missed out on a chance to audition for ‘Game of Thrones’ but through her friendship with Cantwell a narrative hook for ‘The Callback Queen’ arose. Cantwell recalls: “I had been planning to write a comedy about young filmmakers but I lacked a hook to tie the story together, so when Amy-Joyce told me about her experience chasing a GOT audition it all clicked into place.”

The film will premiere on February 7th at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which Martin purchased and re-opened in 2013 after it went dark in 2006.

The trailer for ‘The Callback Queen’ can be viewed below:


BREAKING NEWS
Morgan Bushe, Gary Duggan & Laura McNicholas Have Projects Selected for SeriesLab 2019
Irish Film Festa Open Submissions for Short Film Competition 2019
Cross-Border Connections Post-Brexit Top Agenda at #Agenda2018
Allen Leech Joins Cast of CBS' New NSA Spy Drama Pilot 'Surveillance'

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
NIS Launches Animation Internship Programme
'S.P.L.I.T' Opens October 12th
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
LILY wins Iris Prize Youth Award
26 Oct 2017 
Lily selected for the IRIS Prize
21 Aug 2017 
Short Film ‘Lily’ & Director Graham Cantwell honoured at the Santa Fe Film Festival
21 Dec 2016 
Graham Cantwell’s ‘Lily’ to Screen at Santa Fe Film Festival
05 Dec 2016 
EDITOR'S PICK
'The Meeting' Opens Friday 28th September
Animo's 'The John Pauls' Airs on RTE
Making The Grade Set For DVD Release
Sharon Horgan to Star in 'Military Wives' Film
MORE ON IFTN
Locations Ireland
Search the IFTN Database to find your ideal location
Film & TV Crew
Contact freelance crew avaialble to work in Ireland
Equipment Hire/Rental
The top locations for industry equipment

CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter