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Casting Me... (2012)

Paul is a frustrated but like able Casting Director who has dreams of finally making his own feature film. To get his life on track again and win back his girlfriend he decides to make a ... See full summary »

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Paul Snodgrass ...
Paul Johnson
Roxanne Prentice ...
Chloe Willow
Jonathan Hearns ...
Nic
Raph Kossew ...
Rueben
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Phillip
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Daniella Armstrong ...
Actress #1
Rustum August ...
Nude Model
Simone Cagnazzo ...
Janet
Claire Dante ...
Claire
Michael Everson ...
Michael
Paul Gardyne ...
Paul Gardyne
Lloyd Kandlin ...
Twink
Quinton Lavery ...
Sound Recordist
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Ipad Lady
Jorg Mika ...
Douche Bag Producer, Creepy guy in Cinema
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Paul is a frustrated but like able Casting Director who has dreams of finally making his own feature film. To get his life on track again and win back his girlfriend he decides to make a film about his job, love life and all the funny things that happen behind the scenes at the casting agency. Written by Anonymous

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A film about a guy making a film, about a guy making a film...

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$5,000 (estimated)
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Well executed movie for your black humor enthusiasts
1 April 2012 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

I am impressed with this movie. Went to watch it last night at Film festival. I must give you guys credit for a job well done.

First things first, the casting of actors has been absolutely a plus-point of the movie. From my viewpoint none of the actors were out of sync with their characters. Paul Snodgrass did a decent job as well as the lady lead. Snodgrass' comic timing was from time to time a bit slow, but overall i don't think anyone could've done a better job than him. Lead lady(Roxanne Prentice) did an excellent job(especially the fight scene outside the tax) The supporting cast was actually terrific, the gay guy(Jonathan Hearst), the big guy (Ralph Kossew) was well cast. I don't know if you cast him on purpose but the striking resemblance with Ron Jeremy is uncanny, especially with his crude attitude towards sexual themes. Also excellent move to cast Colin Moss for various reasons. Enough of this.

All right it's a black comedy(romantic)which is supposed to be crude, however overuse of crude language in general conversations is a bit stressed.(I guess you are implying more and more of today's generations talk like that). However, there was also excellent functional use of crude language at various stages with comic results. The slapstick was fortunately restraint and well executed. Out of the 4 sex scenes, only 2 of them were really functional. Those 2 were excellently conveying today's male take on sex as well as women. Very funny! Great use of quicker frames especially the Casting day events were done well.

Using the narrative was a good function as well as shooting it in Black and White(brilliant move!, especially from a low budget perspective. it works beautifully to the movie's overall impact. Although a female narrator could've been used with the girlfriends letter to main character.

The music was good, although in the first 15 minutes it felt like watching a Pop video. Good songs though and quite functional. The guitar guy scenes was a gem! I'd definitely recommend it to people with a like in black comedy as well your average American Pie type of moviegoer who like some gross scenes. Also a bit of Kevin Smith'is at times Again, congratulations on a well produced, well shot, cast and executed movie. Hope we'll see more of these guys. Certainly worth supporting in the future. Go watch it on film festival.


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