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The Christmas Star Casting Information

Posted on 07th June 2014 | Cinemagic News

Young and budding actors are being called upon to audition at the open castings for ‘The Christmas Star’, Northern Ireland’s first ever Christmas feature film.

Young and budding actors are being called upon to audition at the open castings for ‘The Christmas Star’, Northern Ireland’s first ever Christmas feature film, made by Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People.

Open castings for young females aged 9-12 and young males aged 9-15 will take place on

Friday 6th June from 3.30pm – 7.00pm in The Braid: Ballymena

Saturday 7th June from 10.00am – 4.00pm in The Europa Hotel,

Sunday 8th June from 12pm – 6pm in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry

Young females aged 9-12 and young males aged 9-15 are required to bring a recent, simple photograph to the audition. The details of the roles are below. There will be casting for other roles announced over the coming months and details will be announced through the Cinemagic website. All casting information will come from Hubbard Casting www.hubbardcasting.com

The roles being cast from 6th-8th June are as follows:
NOELLE (9-12 yrs) LEAD: An interesting and different girl - a bit of a tomboy. Loves to play football - doesn’t like wearing dresses. She is sensitive and perceptive. She is inquisitive and this can sometimes get her into trouble. She is fearless and will stop at nothing to restore order and peace.  She is a little heroine.

JUNIOR (14 / 15 yrs.) A brat and show off - has no time for the younger children.  A bit of a snob as he is a rich kid, wealthy and spoilt.   Behind the mask he is an insecure teenager who just dearly desires to please his dismissive and greedy Dad.

SPUD-BOB (9-12yrs) ‘Spud Bob’ is nicknamed the Irish ‘Sponge Bob’ as he looks like him. Spud-Bob is Noelle’s best friend.  He is naturally comical and is always eating snacks. A loyal friend.

BERNADETTE (9 – 12 yrs.) A goody two shoes and a school friend of Noelle’s. She thinks she knows it all.

CUTIE PIE (9 – 12yrs) A school friend of Noelle’s and plays on the football team.  She is the little cute kid in the school. Appears younger/smaller than others.

BUBBLE (9 – 12yrs) Boy or Girl. Daydreamer who has her mouth open a lot of the time. A great friend of Noelle’s at school. Bubble is extremely innocent and seems to miss most things going on around her/him.

IPADDY (9-13 yrs.) A boy who is on the football team and friend of Noelle.  He is a technical IT genius. He is a scientific buff.

THOMAS (9-12 yrs.) Another schoolboy. He questions and disagrees with most things.


Good Luck to all auditionees over the weekend!

Cinemagic Patrons

  • Liam Neeson
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • Dermot O‚ÄôLeary
  • Terry George
  • Brian Cox
  • Lisa Henson
  • Suranne Jones
  • Julian Fellowes
  • Christine Bleakley
  • Seamus McGarvey
  • Ciaran McMenamin
  • Colin Farrell
  • Patrick Bergin
  • Ros Hubbard
  • John Hubbard
  • Gary Knell
  • Rachel Kavanagh
  • Aidan Power
  • Mark Huffam
  • Saoirse Ronan
  • Craig Doyle
  • Robbie Sheehan
  • Bruce Reynolds
  • Marc Mallett
  • Bronagh Waugh