When I set out on this remarkable journey to write, produce and direct the Wantin sizzle reel, I was adamant that I wanted to have people aligned to me who were passionate about their craft and deserved an opportunity to be showcased for their abilities.
Anyone who has been associated to the development of a film can tell you from their experiences, that it is seriously hard yakka. There isn’t an aspect of any department that’s not integral to the success of the production. Hence, I knew from the outset that it was critical to engage and surround myself with a crew that would not only excel at what they do, but must also be willing to pull together as a team to get the film across the line.
Never stop trying. It’s your dream, so do what it takes to make it happen.
Thanks to the assistance of Ignition Pictures I was already well underway with auditioning for a full cast for the reel. Their willingness to drive the casting call outs and screen tests set the pace for the production.Once the cast were in place I ventured forward on my own to begin executing the rehearsals, location scouting, developing the story boards and creating the preliminary shot lists. Then in my spare time I reviewed all the incoming crew applications from my shout out through Australian filming networks and industry service platforms such as StarNow.