The Callback Queen is a sparkling romantic comedy set in London’s film industry. Kate Loughlin is a vivacious young actress struggling to get her big break. When she lands an audition for the lead role in a massive movie franchise she passionately seizes the opportunity. However a sleazy agent trying to pimp her to the director Vincent Catalano pushes her to the other extreme. Determined to prove her strict professionalism, she starts second guessing Vincent’s motives. When Kate and Vincent are repeatedly thrown together on the set of a smaller film project, her resolve to maintain her integrity is put to the test as she gets closer and closer to her desires. In the cutthroat arena of showbusiness, Kate stands to learn that her profession is personal, and sometimes friction can create a spark.
The Callback Queen was nominated for two IFTAs at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards in 2016. The film had a successful cinema release in Ireland and the UK and Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin hosted a run of screenings of the film at his Jean Cocteau cinema in Santa Fe.
“Brimming with in-jokes about the business. Cute & endearing, with plenty of sharpness and wit.”
THE SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN
“A rom com on a par with the vast majority of its more expensive counterparts. Cantwell certainly gets his laughs, with an unmistakable brand of Irish humour. An enjoyable piece of light hearted entertainment.”
“Expect giggles, romance and lots of fab antics in this perfect girly flick!”
“Genuinely funny. Genuinely romantic.”
GALWAY FILM FLEADH
A charming romantic comedy. With a host of colourful characters and madcap situations, your popcorn will be left wet and soggy as a result of all the tears of laughter that you’re guaranteed to shed. Highly recommended.”
IRISH TATLER MAN
“A funny, feel-good rom com.”
SCOTT’S MOVIE COMMENTS
“A romantic comedy about moviemakers and aspiring actors that pokes fun at the whole casting carousel. Very enjoyable with lots of laughs.”
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
“A hilarious romantic comedy.”