Casting for Unwound will begin this week!
Directors Michael Marabella, Dan Bello, James Berry, and Brendan Steere will be holding casting calls for the four roles of K.R., and we've already received a ton of submissions from young actresses in the New York area.
To kick off this crucial phase of production, we sat down with our friend, actress Alyssa Kempinski, to give you an inside look into the director/actor relationship. Alyssa came in to do a cold read for us, and director Michael Marabella walked her through a scene from the tape (which you might recognize from this blog entry). Michael worked with Alyssa to discover the intention and emotion in the scene, and the drive behind K.R.'s character, in order to craft a performance that captures some of our impressions of K.R. Also on hand to help light and shoot this short monologue was cinematographer Nick Stango, who will be working with director Dan Bello on his segment of the film.
Check it out below:
This screentest was a brilliant opportunity for us to see how the K.R. tape might translate to the screen, and how an actress can really bring this character to life. "This is something I've never done," Michael reflected, "but I think it really helped us know what to look for while we are casting, and what works and doesn't work in trying to recreate K.R." Alyssa gave a wonderful performance, which makes us even more excited to see what the auditioning talent can bring to the table in the weeks ahead.
We encourage you to watch (and share!) the video above, and to keep spreading the word about our Kickstarter. We want you to be a part of this project—we can't do it without your help.
All of the love,
The UNWOUND Archive Team