Casting for our Trailer

With about a month and a half to go before we head off to Greece to shoot our trailer, there are a million details needing attention. One of the keys is casting. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been receiving emails from interested actresses responding to our online postings and collecting recommendations from friends and colleagues of ladies with whom they’ve had good working experiences.

It’s always an interesting process. Personally, I love the experience of seeing performers come together at an audition and seeing who has chemistry with whom, and which combinations really make scenes exciting.

Of course, this project has us looking at actresses from all over Europe. There’s no way we can get them in a room and compare, so today we put together a video audition packet… I’ll let you know how that goes.

Have you ever been part of an audition? I’d love to hear your audition story in the comments.


Questions and Research…

Today was one of those days where I did a lot of research but didn’t find many definitive answers. Time is getting short before our film shoot on Lesvos, and I’m trying to pull all of the details together. Pulling details together isn’t necessarily my strong suit, but I keep pressing forward. 🙂

How much exactly will our trip cost per team member? Well, it depends on exactly how many people come.

Who is coming? Depends on the day, how their fundraising is going and what role they’re filling on the team.

Who will fill what role? Depends on who is going.

What about plane tickets? It looks like the best option is to fly to Athens and take the ferry to Mytilene. But I need to confirm with someone local who understands the complexities of getting a crew from the Athens airport to Piraeus and what we should expect from the Ferry.

You get the idea. Another day where my to-do list doesn’t get any shorter, but I spent the whole day working. I feel like I have a lot of them.

As you think of our project, please pray for all these pesky details. I’m also working on casting and planning what we’re going to shoot, so… your prayers are appreciated.