Up-and-coming Athlone actor Rhys Mannion is set to take the next step in his career after being named a cast member in a fantasy feature film set to premiere on Amazon Prime next year.
Last week, the Hollywood News website “Deadline” published details of the production, which it said would be filmed soon in London and Dublin.
The working title of the film is Silver and is based on a popular series of young adult novels of the same name by Kerstin Gier. It’s being made by Amazon and German production company Constantin Film, and filming is expected to be in German and English.
Rhys (20), a former student of Athlone Community College in Kiltoom, had his first feature film role in It’s in all of uswhich hits cinemas in Ireland and the UK today (Friday 23 September).
Another production he will appear in is the upcoming RTE series Clean slate. film for Clean slate has taken place in Ireland in recent months. Described as a thriller in six episodes, the series was recently honored during the launch by RTE of its back-to-school schedule.
Rhys stars alongside Cosmo Jarvis in It’s in all of usa tense psychological drama which was filmed in Donegal in the fall of 2020.
Written and directed by Antonia Campbell-Hughes, it had its world premiere in Austin, Texas at the South by Southwest film festival in March.
The Irish premiere took place at the Galway Film Fleadh in July, where Rhys and the film’s makers took part in a Q&A after the screening at the Town Hall Theatre.
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian film critic, presented It’s in all of us on his list of the best movies to see this fall.
He said it was “an ominous meditation on death and fate centering on a car accident on a deserted road in Ireland”.
“It’s about two people: a 17-year-old local played by Rhys Mannion and a visitor from London played by Cosmo Jarvis, whose existence is mysteriously turned upside down by tragedy,” Bradshaw wrote.
Entertainment news site Variety was also struck by the film’s tone.
Her review read: “As a rookie director, Campbell-Hughes proves she has style to burn, creating an atmosphere of dawning disaster of dawning disaster in which the dark beauty of this isolated part of Ireland becomes a character to fully fledged.”
You can watch the trailer for It’s in all of us here: