"I invited Examiner.com to see firsthand what reading for a film is all about." - Al Quinn
Before the film reading began, networking started at 6:30 p.m. It was followed by a short business meeting.
There were ten in attendance for the film reading. The reading began at 7:15 p.m. with the talent seated around a long table. The script called for 13, so some of the talent took on more than one part.
Each actor had one or more black folders in front of him or her, with "Casting" on the front plus a little paper memo at the bottom right hand corner with the actor's real name and the part he or she was to read for. Inside was the script, with their part already highlighted.
Examiner.com was told that not all the people present for the reading were professional actors, but it was hard to tell who was what, as they all read quite well.
The majority who read were UFTA officers and members. There was one teen guest, Shivani, who also read for a role, and according to members, and Examiner.com, she read very well.
The film's script was read three times.
- The first time included the reading of character "instructions."
- The second time the reading was timed by actor Dr. Joe Reyes.
- The third go around was not timed, but it included blocking of the actors.
In the blocking each actor, not at the table anymore, moved as he would move when portraying his or her character during an actual film shoot.
One of the guests who did not have an acting role turned out to be crew. He was a very important crew member at that. Other crew members will be asked to be part of the film as well.
"Ernest Lasso de la Vega will be the film's Director of Photography.
Our member Cassidy Reyes told us that she will invite some of her high school classmates who study film and television. The students should be a good asset on the set." - Al Quinn
Others at the meeting agreed that such students would be helpful on any film set.
"There will be many positions to be filled to get this film produced. Many of us will wear many hats. Our next meeting will probably be a rehearsal, and soon after that we will begin shooting!" - Carrie Belluso
One of the actors will be working on more than one entertrainment project this fall.
"I have the lead in a play, but I look forward to working on this film project too. The part I read for tonight was Michael May, a film director." - Rick Vorell
Enjoy the video clip on actor Daniel Radcliffe and the new roles he will be cast for.