Choices, choices, choices…
Somewhere out there, there is an actor who is the perfect choice for a character. Your mission is to find that one actor from the (very possibly) hundreds who’ve answered your casting call. They’ve sent you CVs, headshots, showreel links, and after wading through all that maybe you find someone. Then they become unavailable. Or you’re down to the last 5 and they’re all great. Or maybe you just don’t know where to start?
Our partners have a lot of experience in casting. We know where to find actors. We know how to phrase a casting call so that you get only the most suitable submissions. We know how to pick ’em!
A successful casting call will almost always end with a tough decision. You’ve got a shortlist. Now it’s time to make a decision on who is the perfect match for that all important character. We hope it’s as easy as that. We really do. Sometimes it is. Sometimes, though…
Well, sometimes, it isn’t. Sometimes you end up with a difficult, sometimes seemingly impossible choice. These two, or three, or five actors are just right and how do you decide between them? That’s where we can help. If you’r really stuck, we can show you how to make nuanced decisions about who is really, really, really exactly right for your role. Book a Final Casting Analysis with one of our partners and get that decision right.
It happens. You’ve cast the perfect actor. You’re ready to start rehearsals, maybe you’re already rehearsing – and then, calamity. An actor drops out, and now you need to recast and you don’t have time to go through all that again! If you’re lucky, you’ll have someone ready to step into the breach (once more, dear friends), and we sincerely hope you do!
But if you don’t, then what do you do? That’s where we come in. Our partners have extensive casting experience and contacts within the industry. We can help you find the right replacement quickly so that your project doesn’t derail.
Even better, we can show you how to go about preventing this happening in the first place, with guidelines and advice on strategies you can put into place during your casting process to ensure that if the worst happens and an actor has to drop out for any reason, you have a structure in place that will allow you to cope with the siuation with as little disruption as possible. Book an Urgent Recast session with Polymorph now, and get some peace of mind.
Sometimes, this is what casting feels like. It’s like you’re being pursued by deadlines, pressured by the producers, and you’re stumbling around in the dark, unable to see the forest for the trees.
You need a strategy. A methodical way to go about this, some structure to the process that leads you in a logical and unhurried way to the right casting decisions. Most of the casting process is really about being organised in the right way, and knowing at any given time what the priorities are.
We can give you that. Our wide experience in casting means that we know what works and what doesn’t. We know how and where time and resources get wasted, and how they can be targeted properly on fulfilling the purpose of the exercise. Book a Casting Essentials session with Polymorph, and get yourself on the right track.