Rehearsal as Foundation

Posted Friday, April 5th, 2013

When a script is finished and you sit back and announce, “done” nodding in jubilation (and relief), there’s a brief moment when you think forward. Someone’s going to be saying these words; a morphing, 3-dimensional breathing person that can only exist because you’ve written them. And first impressions count. [Photo by Lenka Rayn H – www.lenkaraynh.com] Rehearsals are crucial to get the momentum going on your film (or anything performance based to be precise). We can’t simply expect actors to

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Jennifer Lawrence was the best thing about the 2013 Oscars

Posted Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

She fell over, not a good move on it’s own but the recovery impeccable http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAmUw3lMX-s Then, she turned this interview into a stand up routine http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ACQpZW-eTg Then, she met Jack Nicholson.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJmhsJ5T5L  

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Monster of the Sky Q & A with Actor Sumiko Braun

Posted Friday, February 1st, 2013

  I’ve been quizzing actor Sumiko Braun in this Q&A on her next role in the hybrid puppet-animation film Monster of the Sky. Directed by Sam Koji Hale, Monster of the Sky is an eclectic mix of Dark Crystal, Spirited Away and the Count of Monte Cristo. Put those films through a blender and you would get Monster of the Sky, a puppet led sci-fi fantasy about forbidden love, revenge and everything inbetween. 1. Firstly, can you tell me a bit about Monster of the Sky

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Casting In Gold.

Posted Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Why there will never be an oscar for best casting director. Even though I’d like to nominate someone.

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Casting A Spell.

Posted Monday, December 17th, 2012

It’s a bright mid-December day and my breath clouds in front of my face. I’m winding through Soho on my way to the third day of casting for the feature I’m hoping to shoot next year. Soho is not the beast it was. Even when Chris and I started out making films it had calmed from the licentious peaks of legend. Today this is not the seedy underbelly, though echoes of that world remain. My route leads me through the

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Casting Q&A

Posted Friday, November 30th, 2012

Hey Shooters, This week I’ve been on the lookout for the likes of either an agent, casting director or actor ‘know-how’ that would be willing to take part in my first Q & A, and Mark Jermin stepped up to the game. Mark got his foot in the door by starting his own theatre group aged just 15. Following this Mark created his agency: The Mark Jermin Management, and has since booked his clients in jobs alongside the likes of

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