Welcome back to the mind of Georgia!
Apparently we had so much fun with the last set of auditions … we’re doing it again!
Actually there’s a little more to it than that. Let me explain.
As a team we want to be open with those we work with, so we have continued talking with various cast members and other interested folk about the spirit of Sacred, and where we are going with it. We don’t want to give too much away. And we’re making a film to carry an explosive message, so we don’t want to defeat the purpose by blogging the message away and detonating without the film to carry it safely into hearts and minds!
But we are honest with our collaborators, which makes things fun and sometimes a little scary.
Well, when one of our cast members (lovely bloke he is), realised the extent of our dedication to our core message, he couldn’t quite handle it. His differing beliefs made it untenable for him to continue with us, although we keep in touch and respect each other regardless.
This meant we had a rather notable role suddenly empty – Kyle!
Of course we loooooove this role. Kyle is an incredible character, and he deserves an incredible actor. Our last set of auditions gave us some great talent, but we really want the perfect fit for this role, so we’re holding another set!
Some of the guys we met at our last auditions will be auditioning again. I am really looking forward to pushing them even harder this time! Can’t wait to see what they bring. Others will be new faces to us, and I’m excited by the potential I’ve already seen in the new applicants.
Meanwhile, I have been inundated with extras! I love extras. As a rule, extras are easy-going, eager to please, and all-round nice people. When I’m casting, a few extras parts under someone’s name is something I love to see. Many of the extras for Sacred are our lovely country folk; a number of them are providing their own horses as their mounts for certain scenes. Facebook is a fantastic place to source extras – there are a lot of people out there who love the idea of making movies, but just don’t know how to get involved. An indie director pops up out of nowhere and the primal film-making urge kicks in!
Well, OK. The primal need is to be seen, to be known to exist, to have a story. And there’s nothing wrong with that. We all need others to recognise that we exist, and film making is one notable way to do that. (I firmly believe that much of the ‘teenage’ behaviour we bemoan stems from young people simply trying to prove to themselves and others that they exist. If society won’t provide positive ways for young folk to do that … it’s a basic human need and they’ll resort to negative ways to do it. But that’s a whole ‘nother topic.)
It’s late and I’m rambling.
However, if you, dear reader, are interested in the role of Kyle or know of a talented young man who might be – check out the link HERE. If you’re interested in an extras role or a smaller part, or partnering with us as crew, contact us from the ‘Contact the Filmies’ page. A casting call for these parts will be going up soon.
And let’s bring this thing to life!
PS. Yes, we recently took a couple of days to gather promotional footage for Sacred. Photos – and a clip we’re pretty excited about – to come!