Through yesterday’s acting rehearsal, I’ve come to realised the importance of how an actor can make or break a character. If successful, the actor is able to play out the traits and qualities of a character, and this becomes believable for the audience. The opposite of this is true too, if a character overplays, it destroys the illusion and the reality of the imagined world.
Disconnected is a film that revolves around mostly one character and his reactions to situations. Through the rehearsals, I felt that it was really very difficult to bring out a natural reaction to a made up situation and that the character is not merely acting out step 1, 2,3 but rather really believe that he is in that situation himself.
I think one way to tackle this, as mentioned by Sebastian, is to have a really experienced actor or another could be that this actor already has a character of his own and is merely just playing out the role.
For my casting audition, I’ll be using the same scene which I used duing the acting workshop because that scene is the climax of the film and how the actor reacts to the situation is integral to the storytelling.
Updates on “Disconnected”//
- Location has been confirmed, two individual rooms in the same apartment will be set up.
- Casting for Amelia has been confirmed.
- Casting call for Joe online as well as in acting school.
- Acting rehearsals / table read on 7 Oct. Shoot date on 8 Oct.
- Will be speaking to Matthew to come up with the workflow for the day of shoot as well as shot list.