cast A preview of life as a casting director

Most of the time when I get hired as a consultant on an indie film, it's a vanity project of some type, and the first thing I do is suggest that they go through the casting process, instead of just hiring their friends. Of course, this advice is politely declined each time, then later, the movie is bad. Since they don't even try to get it right, they never find out how tough it really is to do a good job casting from a local talent pool, but in short, it's kind of a nightmare job. Here is a fantastic video of actors auditioning that illustrates the ground truth reality of local casting. It's also hilarious.

Thinking about becoming a casting director? If you can make it to the end of this video, I think you have a shot. A special shout out to whatever writer penned the brilliant line "I feel like a deer in the headlights of love"

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