Cast: Barry J. Hershey
Inspired by filmmaker Barry Hershey's attempt to find an actress for a student film he was making at USC School of Cinema over two-decades prior, Casting About allows those unfamiliar with the sometimes arduous casting process the opportunity to experience firsthand the intensity of choosing the right actress for the right part. In the fall of 2000, Hershey assigned casting directors in five cities the task of finding actresses for his dramatic period film "Moving Still." Having remembered the profound affect that the casting process had on him as a young aspiring filmmaker, Hershey intended to incorporate clips from the various auditions into the fictional film. It didn't take long for Hershey to realize, however, that the stories shared by 350 actresses in the seventy hours of casting tapes were enough to merit their own feature film, and in the months that followed the director worked with editor Marc Grossman to edit the key moments down into an eighty-six minute film. Now, for the first time ever, industry outsiders can bear witness to the remarkable dynamic shared between actress and filmmakers in this documentary that offers an impressionistic montage of the casting experience.
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Cast & Crew
|Barry J. Hershey||Participant|
|Barry J. Hershey||Director|
|Richard Bock||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Robert Fernandez||Sound Mixer|
|Lewis D. Wheeler||Producer|
1. Opening [2:51]
2. Jennifer [2:31]
3. Susanne [1:11]
4. Home [1:15]
5. Accents [2:50]
6. Monologues [5:53]
7. Nervous [2:06]
8. Anastasia [7:27]
9. Hands [2:27]
10. Experience [5:07]
11. Song [1:18]
12. Jockstrap [2:24]
13. Movement [3:31]
14. Nudity? [4:13]
15. Cooked [2:54]
16. Expressions [2:06]
17. Amanda [7:30]
18. Stills [1:17]
19. Eva [2:53]
20. Posing [2:09]
21. Scene [1:58]
22. Nun [4:27]
23. Naomi [11:08]
24. Slates [4:36]
Laura Tonke - "It Just Happened"
Sarah Hankins - "My Father and I Keep Bees"
Linda Gillum - "I Can Roll Out"
Amalie Bizer - "A Vivid Imagination"
Shelley Minto - "I Was A Real Tomboy"
Negaar Sagafi - "All Covered Up"
Helen Zellweger - "Actually, I'm Playing a Nun"
Mika Simmons - "It Was Astroturf"
Molly Flynn - "It's Sort of For Fun"
Anna Shemeikka - "I'm A Farmgirl"
Nina Franoszek - "It Was A Big Illusion"
Jennifer Winters - "A Few Nude People In The Room"
Lily Shaw - "Hang On For Dear Life"
Anne-Sophie Briest - "I'm On The Cover Right Now"
Laura Rogers - "We Do A Lot Of Singing In Wales"
Naomi Krauss - "Three Sisters" By Anton Chekhov
Jennifer Kern - "Still Life" By Emily Mann
Sue Gillan - Improvised
Rachel Romanski - "Nuts" By Tom Topor
Jillian Peterson - "SubUrbia" By Eric Bogosian
Sarah Wellington - "The Secret Rapture" By David Hare
Danica Ivancevic - "The Secret Rapture" By David Hare
Stephanie Childers - "Vegetable Love" By Tammy Ryan
Megan Kellie - "Up, Down, Strange, Charmed, Beauty and Truth" By Edward Allan Baker
Katherine Place - "Lives of the Great Waitresses" By Nina Shengold
Hemmendy Nelson - "Coaster" By Adam Langer
Darra Herman - "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" By Alfred Uhry
Solveig August - "The Virgin of Orleans" By Friedrich Schiller
Claudia Vogt - "Don Carlos" By Friedrich Schiller
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