August 03, 2008
Auditions turned out to be MUCH more eventful than expected. Much more. I had an initial instinct that we should hold casting at a neutral location, not in anybody's house.
I was right.
Let's just say that Rebekah, the female lead, was quite a trooper today. We had some people show up who took the role VERY seriously... and were actually, let's say, borderline dangerous. Don't get me wrong, these people could act. But, I think they somehow missed that the film was a comedy. They managed to make even the funniest lines creepy beyond compare, and in the end there is no way in the world I'm willingly putting a chainsaw in these people's hands.
It was actually a blast, and I think we found our lead. It was an experience we'll never forget, and I'm so glad that we have it all on tape because there were so many moments that were so crazy that you might be tempted to think, wait that didn't really happen, did it?
But they did.
Posted by jason on August 3, 2008 02:02 AM
that's so crazy! How many people came out? And that's awesome that Rebekah is doing it--she'll be great! I would love to sit on the other side of auditions for once--that must have been very enlightening--both on what to do and on what NOT to do!
Posted by: jessica on August 3, 2008 04:22 AM
I was there. I can attest to the fact that this audition was so much fun! I had the time of my life. And I was pretty impressed (in one way or another) with the people who auditioned.
Posted by: Anonymous on August 3, 2008 08:37 PM
show us the tape!
Posted by: snakeman on August 5, 2008 09:03 AM