Last Thursday I went to McGregor Casting to screen test for a role in a new feature film The Square, written by successful Aussie actor, Joel Edgerton and directed by his brother Nash: director, actor and stunt man. I met Joel at the test and we played with the scenes I'd prepared. I thought it went well (Joel's feedback was positive "I love what you're doing") and as usual I left putting it all behind me.
I must have done something right as I was recalled to meet with Nash, the director. On Tuesday I returned where I was greeted by Louise Smith, The Square's producer. Louise explained that she had been brought on to produce the post production on Crosslife. She said she "loved" my work in the film. I have to say with all the effort we put into Crosslife, this sort of thing is a pleasure to hear. I met Nash and David Roberts (the film's lead) and we discussed the scene, then I acted it once. Nash asked me to speed it up a bit and I did. I could hear Louise laugh a little at my character and at the end of it Nash said, "That's great. I think you're great. Do you want to do it?" I paused for a moment and then it dawned on me as to what he was saying. "Yeah", I replied as articulate as ever. "Great," he said, "It's yours." He then explained he'd not recalled anyone else, he'd just wanted to see me along side David to see how we'd share the screen. It feels great to get a film role (especially at the screen test) and especially in such great company: director Nash Edgerton, actor Joel Edgerton, producer Louise Smith. Shooting begins in September. AWESOME!
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