For most film makers/ film producers the casting process and conclusions for their project are crucial.
There are the obvious method of finding the perfect actor or actress for any role i.e. auditions: where you get a taste of an actor’s/actress’s talent for your self. But the other, less-obvious, methods are often overlooked and untapped into.
1. Acting agencies and acting schools
A lot of film productions have in-house casting directors who already have existing relationships with agents and managers.
At independent film level this can vary more. A lot of the time independent film produces will cast directly. Which can save much expense.
A lot of acting schools are eager to get their students casted or experienced in the industry it is a good idea to contact local acting schools and ask them to promote your independent film.
2. The Script
Any good actor has an appreciation for their art. Whether they’re famous and successful or not. The script will help an actor or actress identify a good potential film and a bad. If you truly believe in your project- which if you don’t your set to fail- then send out your script to any acting ideals. Social media can also be used to get a desired actor/ actresses attention. Think of ways to make them see and act on your interactions and you’re half way there!
Your script should be:
2. Open to who you are casting. Don’t just cross any one whose not 5’8 with ginger hair and one eyebrow thicker than the other off your list. Stay open-minded to what an actor will look like or sound like etc.