Today, braving the wild and blustery weather, we did a last minute check of the open call audition space -- the Kitsap County Regional Library in Port Orchard. I suppose it isn't really the last minute. The audition is January 24 but we completed our professional postings online and in newspapers so responses are starting to roll (pun intended) in for the 29 various roles :) Actually, the rolling in is more of a charging in and we've been thrilled and a bit startled with the powerful response.
The interesting thing is, we haven't yet gone into the local high schools or drama clubs to talk about the auditions. We really thought we'd have to work like puppy dogs to get even a decent turn out so it has been a delight to see all the interest from actors all over Washington.
The other stop on today's wintery adventure was a meeting with the owner of the dance academy where Faith (DiMarco, not Faith Forge) attends real-life ballet classes with her brother on- and off-screen, Maxwell. We wanted to talk with Faith's academy about two dance-centric episodes in Season 1 before we approached other academies to avoid any hard feelings. Though Faith's academy graciously offered to allow us to shoot in their space, they did have to pass on taking any of the dancing roles because of their existing performance schedule just didn't mesh with a show like "Ghost Sniffers" that shoots so furiously!
What does this mean? It means that our fabulous EP and composer, Cris, will be contacting academies first thing tomorrow with the goal to secure a troupe for the all-important Episode 4, "Skin & Bones," before the end of the week. Can she do it? Of course she can!