Thursday, May 6, 2010
Sometimes actors frustrate me. One of the girls I auditioned on Sunday has given me nothing but problems since then. First was during the audition. I running the girls through a “parkour boot camp” so I could see what their physical level was and how trainable they are. It didn’t matter what I asked, she insisted on doing everything her own way. It’s a shame to see a good actor that can’t take direction. Yesterday, I received an email from her that basically came off as she knows more than I do about parkour because she’s studied how the body moves in school. I’m sorry, but sometimes experience means more than a degree. Today I get another email from the same girl saying that she’s talked to her friends about “what happend” (still trying to figure out what that means) and they don’t think she should do the movie. Honestly, I could’ve told her she shouldn’t do the movie after the first audition when she couldn’t take direction. I’m not trying to be bitter, but it just puts a bad taste in my mouth that she thinks she knows better.
Life goes on.
On the plus side, I added some of the ideas Alex and I had been talking about to the script. I’ve added some stuff at the beginning that takes us from Leap to Leap 2 and shows why Shane has a new crew, how he met Olia, and why they’re in hiding. Then, towards the end, I changed how Shane meets Crystal. Rather than meeting on a roof, they now meet in a holding cell and have to escape together. Hopefully this leads to a more epic film.
Also, another actor from “Wulf” (my first film) is interested in coming back to audition. And Jon Jordan (Wulf himself) said he’d come back for a day too. It’d be great to work with all them again. Hopefully they do well with the boot camp.
On the money front, I’m praying that God will bring me the people, funds, and locations to do this film the way I see it done in my head. Knowing God, He’ll come through, just a matter of when.