I never thought I would be telling a tragedy a year ago, but after a couple of years of coming of age dramas I wanted to do something different. This month's casting call had over 170 submissions and through the tireless work of our casting director, James Wilson, we screened 50 of them yesterday. I'm looking at the possible cast with fresh eyes this morning, and it's still a challenging choice to make. I have to consider how each actor plays off the other actor, their ability to take direction, the qualities they inhibit with respect to each characters' backstory and where they "fit" in the fictional world created. For the first time, I may have to do a call back. Call backs are good problems because it means we some great talent out there and it's very competitive. That's why I do this as often as I do, to get better, and sample the great talent that's available in our community.
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