After going through roughly 75 applicants and auditions for our major project, "Kiwis Can Fly" my Co-Producer, Joshua Tong, and I conducted our final callback audition session with a few child actors. Hosting and directing auditions with child actors was definitely a new experience for me but I am really happy with how it went. There definitely is a knack of communication and patience involved in getting the best performance from the kids. So, I was extremely pleased when we decided on our lead voice actor for Kori the Kiwi.
With this casting process came the responsibility of writing legible contracts and agreements for the guardian of our talent. This has been a very interesting and insightful process that I have learnt a lot from using references from school, guest lecturers, contract law and written content such as the Actors Guild 'Pink Book'. I am grateful to have had such great guidance from one of my tutors from Massey University, Nicci Boucher.
Overall a great experience!