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Casting Opportunities in two dramas

20 June 2017

MG ALBA, Solus Productions and Sorbier Productions are searching for new acting talent for two dramas aimed at children and young people.

Solus Productions will be holding auditions in Skye, Benbecula, Glasgow and Stornoway between 19-24 June looking for two young male actors to take part in an international drama-documentary series Small Hands 2, produced by LOOKSFilms. The series will features stories based on letters and diaries from the WW2 interlaced with documentary and archive for transmission on BBC ALBA in 2018/19.

Jim Webster from Solus said “Solus are delighted to be involved in Small Hands 2 and we look forward to seeing what talent the auditions yield. Anyone unable to attend an audition can get in touch via our email address and we can look at submissions online”.

Sorbier Productions have also been busy in the last few weeks auditioning for a lead young female actor and young male supporting lead actor for a children’s drama that is also part of an international project operated through the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) aimed at children aged 6-9. The Gaelic film will be seen across Europe and beyond and in exchange children’s films from across Europe will be available for transmission on BBC ALBA in 2018.

Patsi MacKenzie from Sorbier added “It’s exciting to embark on production of an original Gaelic film for youngsters, within a European framework, where the cinematic legacy is so rich and inspiring. Sorbier aims to produce a highly crafted, stand-out story that will resonate beyond Scotland. We’re especially thrilled by the enthusiastic response we’ve had during the casting process, from primary aged Gaelic speakers interested in performance. Lots of fresh, young talent is coming to the fore”

Margaret Cameron, BBC ALBA, said “To have not one but two short drama productions with opportunities for young Gaelic actors is such a fantastic piece of news. We hope young performers come forward and help us put our Gaelic dramas on the map in Europe”.

Small Hands 2 is produced by LOOKSFilms with production support by Solus Productions. The EBU drama film is produced by Sorbier Productions.

Further details on auditions are available at or 0141 353 2502.