Following a successful preview at the Cannes Marche, the all media global sales rights Graham Cantwell’s The Callback Queen has been by US Sales Agent Princ Films. We have the trailer and a gallery of images for the film right here.
The romantic comedy, which stars Amy-Joyce Hastings (The Tudors) and Mark Killeen (300: Rise of an Empire), the story sees Hastings play a vivacious Irish actress in the cut-throat London film industry, striving to land a role in an epic fantasy film, directed by Vincent Catalano (Killeen). This film within a film stars Irish actor Eoin Macken, who is currently starring as the lead in NBC army doctor series The Night Shift, which has just begun airing on RTE.
With Australian cinematographer Anthony Bowes behind the lens, the film was shot on location predominantly in London, with additional photography taking place in Snowdonia, Wales. It co-stars an array of recognisable British and Irish talents, notably Seán T. Ó Meallaigh (Charlie), Kate Braithwaite (Gravity), Vicki Michelle (‘Allo, ‘Allo), and Ger Ryan (Intermission). The score comes from two time Emmy nominated composer Joseph Conlan.
The film will have a limited UK and Irish theatrical release, with dates and screens to be announced. The film has also secured a UK and Ireland VOD and TV distribution deal with The Movie Partnership.
[quote title=”Igor Princ, President – Princ Films”]From the first look we felt that this clever, funny and engaging film will perfectly fit into our slate of films for next season. We are confident that ‘The Callback Queen’ will see warm welcome among film buyers and distributors we work with globally. At the same we are delighted that we can work with Stephen and Graham not only on this film but, hopefully, future projects they have in development.[/quote]
[quote title=”Executive Producer Stephen Gibson”]When Igor and I met at Cannes I knew we had found the perfect partner to help implement our distribution strategy. Princ Films have a sterling track record and vast experience in the independent sector.[/quote]
Director Cantwell’s debut short film A Dublin Story was shortlisted for Oscar Nomination in 2004 having won numerous awards. His debut feature Anton, a political thriller, received a three week theatrical release and three The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is an all-Ireland organisation with a Membership of 1,240 individuals across 14 Chapters of Discipline. nominations, eventually selling to over 40 territories worldwide. The Callback Queen marks his second feature film as a director. Executive Producers on the film were Stephen Gibson, Martin Carroll, and Martin Witts.