Casting Call – Paperboy feature film

We’re delighted to be working on the feature film of Tony Macaulay’s fantastic memoir about his life as a paperboy in Belfast during The Troubles. The film is being directed by Hollywood director Donald Petrie, and will shoot in Belfast in October.

We are looking for…

Boys to play age 12/13

Boys to play age 16

Girls to play age 12/13

If you’d like to be considered, please send a short video (ideally no longer than two minutes) to In the video tell us about yourself, and why you’d like to be a part of the project.


The deadline is 6pm on 6th August. Good luck!

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  • Sheena kelly
    July 28, 2020

    Any Lee way on the age guys?
    Have a 9 year old nephew interested

  • James Huish
    July 28, 2020


    Just a quick email to say lots of my students sent in self tapes for this casting. I didn’t hear anything after they were sent in. I hope you received them ok.

  • Kris Sweet
    July 29, 2020

    Hi, I’ve just sent my audition, I’m very interested in this project!

  • Lloyd
    July 29, 2020

    Do you need anyone to play “Oul Mac”? I’ve lots of experience as a grumpy newsagent as I bought the Eagle from Mac. Lloyd Spence aged 69 3/4. 😠

  • Danielle Bingham
    July 29, 2020

    My sister was in the paperboy play last year but turn 14 in May what a pity, would loved to do the film.

  • Philomena jerome
    July 30, 2020

    My 12year old grandaughter has cerebral Palsy x could she be considered x she can walk unaided but at her pace

  • Jack Carney
    July 31, 2020

    Hi Georgia, just wondering if the casting is open to the Republic of Ireland too, or is it just Northern Ireland? Thanks.

  • Pamela Mccormack
    July 31, 2020

    Hi it’s saying the video file is too big to upload is there anyway to upload it to Google drive or something. Thanks

  • Darrelle shields
    July 31, 2020

    How do I send the video

      • Joanne Connolly
        August 3, 2020

        Hi, my daughter currently has braces but they will be off by October should she mention that in her video?.

  • Joanne O’Neill
    August 2, 2020

    Hi Georgia
    I have sent a video to Lisa email address, i hope that is correct.
    Kind Regards Jo

  • Grace Rogan
    August 2, 2020

    How many parts are needed for girls 12/13, and what exactly are you looking for.

  • George bristle
    August 2, 2020

    How long should your audition be?

  • Liam crooks
    August 5, 2020

    Hi Georgia, when do the kids find out if they have got a part?

  • Liam crooks
    August 6, 2020

    Sorry to bother again but how many rounds of auditions are there and do the kids get paid.

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