If we have a big increase in Italian visitors to Donegal this summer, it could all be thanks to Louisa and Mark!

Image: Tourism Ireland/Failte Ireland

Louisa Harley and Mark Forrester from Letterkenny have been revealed as the star models in a new Tourism Ireland ad campaign in Milan.

Their striking photoshoot set against the Wild Atlantic Way at Fanad Lighthouse is appearing on some 250 billboards in Milan metro stations. As Italian commuters travel to and from work, these fun ads could be just the ticket to attract them to visit Donegal.

Ireland on Track in Italy

Louisa and Mark are clients of Karen Gorman Casting Letterkenny, and talent clearly runs in the family.

Karen said: “We are absolutely ecstatic to receive this fantastic news. Louisa and Mark are parents of three Speech and Drama students, it’s always fantastic to have parents involved in castings too!

“Their job was shot in a number of locations around Donegal which are available to the Tourism sector. We are very grateful to Joan Duffy, Failte Ireland, for giving us this amazing opportunity!”

Image: Tourism Ireland/Failte Ireland

Karen’s students and clients are looking ahead to even more exciting projects on camera and screen.

Karen said: “Students of the agency have been selected to attend auditions for an upcoming TV series today. The renowned Louise Kiely Casting Directors visited them in Letterkenny a few weeks ago and we’re delighted with the talent on display.

“LKC have cast a wide array of films and TV series including TV3’s Redrock, Singstreet, What Richard Did, Handsome Devil, The Lobster etc. Indeed, one of the tutors Eva-Jane Gaffney had just finished filming Roddy Doyle’s latest film Love, Rosie the day she travelled to Letterkenny!,” Karen said.

The Robb Family feature in an Agri Aware advertisement campaign

Meanwhile, Karen’s students Scott and Bethany Robb are currently featuring in a TV and cinema advertisement campaign with their mum Diana and Dad Stephen. The adverts for the agricultural sector in Ireland were filmed in a Dublin restaurant earlier this year.

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