I have never seen so many talented actors and actresses in such a short period of time. So, yes, the auditions went quite well!
We saw some amazing Angelas and Dougs today. A handful of great Scotts. But there's more work to be had tomorrow.
I also noticed that I'm a bit rusty with directing. Need to get some oil in the gears. When I find a fellow filmmaker with a passion for characters, I tend to blab on and on...
But a director's whole life is about condensing! So with several talented actors playing Scott, I gave the following intention:
When Angela pulls a gun on you, as a father, your first thought is not of your own life, but to save Kaylie's life. She will have no mother to turn to, you're dead, and she'll wind up in a terrible foster home. So do everything you can to break down Angela's emotional barriers to get through to her and make her put down the gun to save Kaylie's life.And a lot of actors did their best but left the audition confused by the overload of information. My fault. But when I used this:
swallow your pride and beg for your lifeThe actor's performance just came to life. Liz, one of my producers, literally performed a victory dance after the actor left the room.
More auditions tomorrow! Rumors of more locations found. More staying up and working on shot lists and production books!
Well I guess that it makes it two weeks straight of daily blogging! Just 50 more short weeks to go!
Stay tuned tomorrow -- I think we'll find our top candidates for Angela, Scott, and Doug tomorrow! Then it's off to pitching Panavision, callbacks, and more!