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Release Date:
10 April 2008 (Ireland) See more »
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 (Series Cast [14])

Susan Ateh ... Herself (6 episodes, 2008)
Annemarie Gaillard ... Herself (6 episodes, 2008)
Mikey Graham ... Himself (6 episodes, 2008)
Cat Lundy ... Herself (6 episodes, 2008)
Audrey McCoy ... Herself (6 episodes, 2008)

Joe McKinney ... Himself (6 episodes, 2008)
George McMahon ... Himself (6 episodes, 2008)
Chris Newman ... Himself (6 episodes, 2008)

Emmett J Scanlan ... Himself (6 episodes, 2008)
Holly White ... Herself (6 episodes, 2008)

Hugh O'Conor ... Himself - Narrator (5 episodes, 2008)
Glen Hughes ... Himself (5 episodes, 2008)

Margie Haber ... Herself (4 episodes, 2008)
Pieter Gaspersz ... Pete G! (3 episodes, 2008)

Series Directed by
Declan Lowney (2 episodes, 2008)
Series Produced by
Billy McGrath .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2008)
Grainne O'Carroll .... series producer (6 episodes, 2008)
Jane Wardrop .... assistant producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Sonia Patterson .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2008)
Series Original Music by
Ray Harman (6 episodes, 2008)
Series Film Editing by
Michael O'Sullivan (5 episodes, 2008)
Series Casting by
Margie Haber (1 episode, 2008)
Ros Hubbard (1 episode, 2008)
Declan Lowney (1 episode, 2008)
Series Production Management
Ciara Bresnihan .... production manager (5 episodes, 2008)
Bridgette McManus .... post-production supervisor (5 episodes, 2008)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maeve Hackett .... dv director (4 episodes, 2008)
Series Sound Department
Graham Bolger .... sound mixer (5 episodes, 2008)
Philip O'Reilly .... sound recordist (5 episodes, 2008)
Series Visual Effects by
Andy Byron .... title design (5 episodes, 2008)
Andy Greaves .... title design (5 episodes, 2008)
Eddie Sheanon .... title design (5 episodes, 2008)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Gillan .... camera operator: polecam (5 episodes, 2008)
Ross O'Callaghan .... lighting camera (5 episodes, 2008)
Joe Edwards .... lighting camera (4 episodes, 2008)
Series Casting Department
Eoin Kavanagh .... casting coordinator (1 episode, 2008)
Series Editorial Department
Ian Murphy .... on-line editor (5 episodes, 2008)
Fiona Starogardzki .... assistant editor / additional editor (5 episodes, 2008)
Series Other crew
Richard B. Jefferson .... attorney (6 episodes, 2008)
Dave Duce .... production coordinator: Los Angeles (5 episodes, 2008)
Karen Fitzpatrick .... publicist (5 episodes, 2008)
Gerry Kelly .... production financing (5 episodes, 2008)
John Murphy .... script editor (5 episodes, 2008)
Fionnuala O'Meara .... researcher (5 episodes, 2008)
Ruth Roden .... head of production (5 episodes, 2008)
Lour Vossilla .... production assistant: Los Angeles (5 episodes, 2008)
Series Thanks
Graham Cantwell .... special thanks (1 episode, 2008)

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Ireland:50 min (including commercials)


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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Good, but with Shameless Nepotism, 3 May 2008
Author: zofos from Dublin, Ireland.

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

The producers of "Hollywood Trials" invited actors in Ireland to apply for this show. 500 did and it was whittled down to 10. Unfortunately, most of the 10 actors selected have already made it as actors in Ireland. New talent was not given a chance.

The acting community in Ireland is small and it was the same old faces from Irish TV that were picked (clearly the selection process was rigged in their favour). The most glaring inclusion is that of Mikey Graham from Irish boy-band "Boyzone." He's not an actor or even a very good singer, he's a chancer who got extremely lucky indeed. He's now calling himself "Michael" Graham in a misguided bid for credibility. At one stage, he was deservedly about to be kicked off the show, when casting director Ros Hubbard (who had clearly been instructed to keep him in), objected that: "He's well-known and everyone loves him!" The show is about acting talent, not how much you're known or loved! I would also dispute her assertion that everyone loves him. (I certainly don't!) Was Mikey Graham really in a selection line with 500 unknowns? Nope. His place was reserved from the start. What a pity that the producers wasted the time of the 500 people who applied. They never had a chance of being on this show.

Once it got to Los Angeles, the show got much better. It was an interesting insight into how tough it is to make it as an actor in Hollywood. None of the actors on the show are good enough to make it in Hollywood and, if anything, it gave them all an overdue reality check on their limited abilities.

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