Casting About (2007)

Casting About
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 26mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords filmmaking, showbiz
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Marilyn Johnson Casting Director n/a 157 10000005
Rachel Tenner Casting Director n/a 157 10000004
Michelle Lewitt Ward Casting Director (The Casting Company) 157 10000006
Matt Bouldry Casting Associate n/a 160 10000007
Alex Wilson Jones Casting Associate n/a 160 10000009
Leslie Sellers Casting Associate n/a 160 10000008
Mickie Paskal Casting Director n/a 157 10000003
Carolyn Pickman Casting Director n/a 157 10000002
Allison Humenuk Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Lewis Wheeler Producer n/a 3 3000001
Marc Grossman Editor n/a 172 7000001
Linda Cohen Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000001
Sabine Schroth Casting Director (Berlin) 157 10000001
Barry J Hershey Director n/a 2 2000001
Synopsis
In late 2000, filmmaker Barry J. Hershey set out to cast actresses for a dramatic film that he had co-written and intended to direct. The plan was to incorporate some of the casting footage into the fiction film, an idea arising from Hershey's first experience with casting at film school more than 20 years earlier. After reviewing the more than 70 hours of casting tapes, a decision was made to shape this rich material into a film of its own. The film presents footage of 184 actresses--from audition sessions held in Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, and Los Angeles--many of whom perform monologues from the work of renowned contemporary playwrights such as Eric Bogosian, David Hare, Richard LaGravenese, Susan Miller, Keith Reddin, Nina Shengold, and Alfred Uhry.