Unlike the storm, which has dumped more than 9 inches on us in five days and crippled my web connection, everyone who came to our first casting session shone. There were surprises too – dark horses emerged from the least expected places and after only one session I’m already in the initial stages of Director-Guilt / Subsection – casting.
If I hire person A (who might best suit the intended demographic of the movie) then person B (who might be a better actor) will be ignored. Person C (who was very good and needs a break) will be gutted if I hire person D who already has some decent credits and might help me get financing later on. If I hire person E then my friend, person F, might never talk to me again. Needless to say when I hire person G, people A through F will band together, hire a hit-man, and have me rubbed out on a dark street corner in righteous vengeance for not picking them. What ever I do I’m screwed.
After a long chat with the nice man at Birns & Sawyer I think it’s going to be the Canon XL-2.