I thought I would go on a different angle with this blog post, as I would like to talk about some of the amazing actors I have worked with over my years at university, and who are off onto bigger and better things. As a Producer for many of the past short films I have made, I like to think that I have some form of radar when looking for talent and that I am actually good at the whole casting bit. With the work of the teams I have been in, we have cast a large array of actors, all with varying experience. I would like to talk about three actors who were not only a pleasure to work with, but also are hugely talented.
Now I met Michael when we were casting for our 2nd year fictional film as part of our single camera unit. Acting was his hobby and not his course, which made him very interesting and actually very well prepared for short film making. Even though the film turned out not so great (nothing to do with him, but a production team fault) his acting shone through, also with his co-star Dan Willcocks. He is such a lovely guy and after finishing his degree, has been accepted into the TVI Actors Studio Course in New York! He is there right now and seems to be doing extremely well and you can follow his acting escapades at this acting facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/MikeTheActorMan
The director of Forlorn (our 3rd year final piece) had worked with Jay before and he was just what we needed from our main thug in the story. He is such a great guy and has appeared as an extra in a few big films before and he is hugely talented at what he does. After working with us, he has gone onto star as an extra in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and has made the final cut in this huge blockbuster. He also runs his own photography business.