Ashley (background extra - medic - multibody wrangler) is originally from the Endless Mountains of Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. Back in PA, Ashley was part of many productions both on stage and behind the scenes including; “The Night of January Sixteenth”, “Curtain Going Up” (Sylvia), “Ten Nights in a Bar Room”, “The Apple Tree” (Barbara), as well as two children’s productions, “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf” (Red Riding Hood) and “Alice in Wonderland” (Tweedle-Dee). Ashley was most recently part of the original play “Keep it in the Family” (Jamie), in Queens. Ashley left the wilderness for the big city in August of 2005 and is currently attending Wagner College on Staten Island as an art major.
Yo! You may recall the insanely cool work of Brian, our prop master, when I posted pictures of his work on the MultiBodies, the hovering units that provide additional lines of sight and covering fire to the men and women of Division 9. You can now check out his online article of how he made them on his website! Coool stuff!!
By now, all actors have been notified and the Deployment Strategy cast has been assembled!
We're really pumped here because we've got a great group of actors and we'll be posting their bios soon!! November's going to be a busy month for us as we ramp up to production. Watch that production meter in the right of the screen..the green arrow will change in December! More soon!
We had auditions and casting has been completed!! Thanks to all those who auditioned!!
Q: Are you shooting digital or film? And, if digital, are you shooting HD? How did you come to your final decision on shooting format?
A: We'll be shooting on miniDV. The initial reason was simply because I own 2 miniDV cameras and wanted to spend the budget on other things! I own a Sony TRV-900 and Canon XL-1. Since that decision though, I've read about the film, Broken, (www.whatisbroken.com) and seen what they've done with miniDV and it looks amazing!! That totally reinforced my decision to shoot on miniDV. I am curious about HD and want to eventually try it out, but HD's not going anywhere so I'll wait it out a bit...plus there are hardware considerations for HD in terms of my editing/fx studio and really don't have the time to see what upgrades I may need to take. So that's it! Btw, if anyone knows any good sites about tips and stuff when shooting with miniDV, send them over!!!
We just finished a long day of auditions...10:30am to 3:30pm with no lunch break!! We had a great group of people come thru our audition room. A couple of no-shows as always, but it was great because it allowed us to spend a bit of extra time with the actors that did!
Everyone was fantastic and even though we're tired, we're VERY happy with the day's events.
We'll be making final decisions this weekend I think and putting calls out to everyone to let them know. Right now, I'm really really psyched! As we packed up and left the studio, I turned to my co-executive producer and said, "I think we have our cast!!"
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Getting psyched about the auditions that are scheduled tomorrow!! Will let you know how it goes later this week!!
quickie: added new urls to the links section. check them out... they're waaaay cool...
MatteWorld.com - I stumbled upon this site when I was looking for online talent...AMAZING work!! Some day I'll be able to afford them...