And now … time for some Quarantine Fun!

Carrots is done!

This was the most fun ever, running the casting of this short film as a contest during the 2020 COVID19 quarantine periods.
 
Over 180 actors entered the contest. We had a hard time judging and (after delays related to COVID19, cranky computers, lack of funds, and the general depression that is 2020) eventually 3 winners were selected. 
CONGRATULATIONS to:
Janice Lee Horn for the role of "Kim Vinneti"
Tatiana Marie for the role of "Max Whittles"
Nautic Von Horn for the role of "Dr. Jones"
Oh, boy. Running a contest of this sort is exhausting. I sent the script to everyone interested, asked that they self-tape themselves doing one (or more) of the roles, coordinated all of the email responses (hundreds of emails!), gave instructions on how to self-tape, collected footage, edited the film, and then put together my first ever "making of" film to document this wild ride.
As I said all along, I played the doctor. Only one other actor (shout out to Werner Jauch!) was brave enough to attempt the role, but he was clearly at a disadvantage not being able to see the other contestant's work and adapt as necessary. I ended up changing the doctor's scripted lines to fit the best footage we received for Kim and Max. For example, during the footage for Kim the actor's cell phone rang; we needed to either work that into the script or disqualify her entry. 
Getting so many responses has been exhilarating. Of course, I saved all the email addresses so that I can contact these actors directly for the next contest! Yes. I definitely want to do this again!
Love ya!
~Brent  ("Nautic Von Horn" on IMDb)
 
email: nauticproductions@yahoo.com

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