Today for the first time in a while, I spoke to someone outside of the main team of Lost Project, we were discussing short film scripts and casting options on a project that is being planned to fit around an upcoming show.
It did lead to some really interesting points in terms of who we cast for the roles, yes its a stills shoot but in the usual format we use it will be a story concept. Naturally this will be done with our site and possibly another online publication in mind.
When it comes to the casting, we have three distinct options:
Mainstream or fresh talent
Each one has advantages and disadvantages in terms of the actual concepts we are planning. It is to be a male grooming/character styled shoot on location. Which will allow us as a team to play with different elements of scarring and character work integrating them into a more fashion stylised concept.
With either agency models and actors there is a level of skill involved that will bring in the fashion element or even augment the character side but it also removes the realism of the idea.
It really has given us something to think about as we move forward and start pushing ourselves creatively.