Rhys set to be a Christmas star with Cinemagic

Ryan Lawlor.
Ryan Lawlor.

Rhys Lawlor has come through a gruelling audition process to win a role in Cinemagic’s new movie.

Rhys, an 11-year-old pupil at St Patrick’s Primary School, Aghacommon, is a member of Moyraverty Arts & Drama Society (MADS).

Over the past few months he has come through various auditions and callbacks for Cinemagic’s movie ‘A Christmas Star’.

Around 5,000 children auditioned for this production and Rhys made it to the last 14 and ended with a part in the movie.

Dad Sean said: “This is his first time in a movie, and hopefully not his last.

“Rhys has already gained lots of experience as a stage actor recently playing the role of Gavroche in MADS successful production of Les Misérables in Portadown Town Hall.”

His father added: “We are all excited to be invited to the red carpet premiere next autumn.

“Even though it’s a minor role we feel it’s such an achievement to get there as so many turned up at various auditions in various areas in Northern Ireland.”

Rhys is photographed taking a break from filming at Rockport School, Holywood.

Cinemagic is an award winning festival that embraces the magic of film, television and digital technologies to educate, motivate and inspire young people through film screenings, industry workshops, practical masterclasses, filmmaking projects and outreach activities.