Recently we shot a couple of scenes or sections of scenes from Late Splitters, a script I have been developing as a writer-director for the past few years. Based on Into the Silent Land, the 16mm short film which we sold at Cannes Film Festival back in 2012.
It is always a fascinating process seeing your words come to life and seeing actors embody the characters you have written. Characters that I have on this occasion spent a very long time with. I had worked with Cara and Mia, the identical twins who play Rachel and Sarah, just once before. We workshopped some scenes from the script, as a route into the audition process, which I really enjoyed. We also worked with the Meisner technique which encourages an actor to put their focus on their partner (fellow actor) to lead to a less self-conscious performance. [Read more…]