I am in a foreign country and I hardly speak the language. So I decide not to do a traditional casting
I thank Laurent & Sandrine for having introduced Michelle Anton Allen to me. A few days later, without having met other actresses, I give her the role of the mother
The father? I contacted him via internet : Marc Duret. But because he was not available we unfortunately couldn't work together and I will become this disreputable father.
At the San Francisco Film Festival where I present Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro, a man comes to me. His son and my son are in the same classroom. He offers to help me. We will collaborate a few weeks.
He had time to look for actors for several roles; he shows me the picture of Andres Rivera: no doubt, he will be perfect in the role of Hector Hermano, the police officer.
A few weeks later, without having looked for other actors for the same role, I meet Andres et offer the role to him; I never even saw him played before...
Browsing on internet, I see a short movie quite funny in which Rick Daniels is Saint Peter. For him too, one meeting, no audition et Rick will be Ghassan.
We have been neighbors for 10 months. I wrote a scene just for Taj Mahal hoping that he will agree to be in it.
We shot the scene at the end of september. It was a dream! Thank you Maestro!