Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Casting and Posting Comments

Well I've narrowed down the 60 applications to 27 for auditions, which are taking place on October 16 in Brisbane. For six hours straight I will be auditioning these beautiful women in the hopes of finding the four characters.

I've also got the support of a iconic nightclub in Brisbane for my location!

It's an exciting time, getting closer to filming the next step in the concept trailer. My other short film is on hold while we await the schedule of a licensed armourer who is currently on a feature film set for a Hollywood project. Once he's free, it's game on and I can finish 'For Amy' (working title)

The concept trailer is in full swing to be made and we're progressing, step by step as funds become available. (ie, I earn it and then spend it on this project)

It seems a lot of people want to be commenting on my blog, but for some reason, only some get through, so if you want to leave a comment, email redeemedfilm@gmail.com and I'll post it on your behalf. Don't know why it works for some people and not others. Thank goodness it worked for Catherine Haridy when she said to contact her about Eskimo Joe!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Casting applications explode


I have posted the casting call on every professional casting site that would have me, and these are the best of them.

I wasn't expecting the flood of response, and suddenly I have had nearly 60 actresses apply! I had honestly only expected half that number for a concept idea, so I am very pleased.

At the moment I'm sifting through the applications to narrow it down to a group of people to interview face to face. I've even had applications from Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, all willing to pay to fly themselves to the shoot if they are successful in their application! So skype will come in handy too.

It is important to have an interview or audition to get a read on a person, as the headshots can only convey how they look, and not how they act. I'm currently organising a performance space to conduct this critical part of the process. I need to know if I can work with these actors, and if they can convey the emotions I'm looking for...I'll soon find out.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

CASTING CALL: For Redeemed Concept Trailer

I am looking for 4 female models/actors in South East Queensland/Gold Coast to film for a concept trailer of a feature film idea. It is high/alternative fashion, with stylised make up. Looking for two blondes and two brunettes aged between 25 - 35. Specifically looking for one Asian brunette.
Only one speaking role for a blonde character. More shoots for this character may be scheduled at a later date.
Please supply head shots and CV, please supply a showreel via online link or DVD.
The single scene shoot will take place on one Sunday during the day, on a date to be advised in a Brisbane location TBA.
The budget is limited, but I am allowing for $100 per actor in total. They will have to arrange their own transport to and from the location. The High Definition footage of the models can be given to the models as part of their own self promotional purposes/showreel for a reduced rate.

The concept trailer has a license to use Eskimo Joe's song 'Foreign Land' as a backing track, and will make the release high profile. I have been a professional camera operator and editor in the TV industry for over eight years.
Send expressions of interest, CV's and headshots to redeemedfilm@gmail.com

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Time passes slowly somedays

It may be an overwhelming need to constantly be doing something that makes the time pass slowly for me. I want to be at step 1000, and I'm still taking the opening strides of proving myself. Perhaps, when I'm at the 1000th step of my journey I can look back and say, "What a ride" but knowing me, I'll be saying "Why can't I be at the 2000th step". Very Luke Skywalker of me I know, and not even knowing Yoda's words (All his life has he looked away... to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing.) or even a multitude of proverbs and sayings like 'rome wasn't built in a day' etc etc can give comfort to those looking to the horizon.

An impatience to get on with it, to make a splash, create magic, get out there and make stuff. But making stuff is not easy, there are so many things in the way, namely mundane life. There are times I walk up the hallway at work and I can feel myself pushing against the miasma of time trickling by, a tangible effort to place one foot in front of the other knowing that the day is passing. It's heightened by the fact of not seeing sunlight when on an edit shift.

I would happily give up the sun and sit in an edit cave, carving and cutting a block of vision into an experience...if it were my own. But the needs of the majority of creatives, working to stay alive, pay bills etc, can pull at the creative fabric of your life, and so I forego the sun for someone elses concept.

A head full of dreams, a fight to see them realised. Just.Keep.Going. Got to remember that.