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Jolly men, ghostly women sought

Story by Laura Ryder

Friday, 16th August, 2013 1:20pm

Jolly men, ghostly women sought

A film being shot in Offaly and other midlands locations in late August and early September is desperately seeking a jolly man, some ghostly women and couple of scavenger men.

The short-feature non-narrative film “The Pilgrim’s Coat” by Paddy Slattery will be shot on August 30, August 31, September 1 and a few other September dates that have yet to be confirmed. Before shooting however those behind the film need to fill some key roles.

The jolly man being sought should be aged 35 to 55 and of a stout build. He will be required for one day, and work will entail pulling an old style hand cart while singing a jolly old song.

Two ghostly women are needed. Both should be aged 18 to 28 and slim, with long hair. Both roles are non-speaking, but will be required for one day to improvise some interpretive dance in a short scene.

Two scavenger men are also needed. The two should be aged 18 to 40 and of a slim or athletic build. Both roles are again non-speaking, but actors will be required for one day to improvise the actions of a scavenger.

Paddy Slattery said that as the film is being done on a shoestring budget, he’s hoping to cast people from the region in order to cut down on travel expenses.
Anyone chosen for roles will get travel, accommodation and food expenses if and when necessary.

Paddy said he can also promise that the chosen people will enjoy the experience and possibly even lead on to more acting work.

More details and a copy of the script is available by emailing More details on the project can be found meanwhile by visiting and

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