Everyday we get closer to production something new and wonderful evolves in Daisy. The pieces are coming together and everyday I get more, more excited by the path we are taking. So far this has been a beautiful journey and it just keeps getting better and better. Here are a few reasons why the last few months have been so exhilarating…
Since we went into preproduction a few months ago, Daisy has won two best screenplay awards and is an official finalist in a third screenplay competition. We only sent Daisy to four competitions therefore to win two of them and to still be waiting on the final results of the other two, is beyond my expectations and I believe is a real good sign that people out there really love the story. Everyone who has read the screenplay, wants to be a part of the project. I am so grateful for all the enthusiasm and support that Daisy is receiving as it’s a subject close to my heart.
In the last couple of weeks we have singed up some great people to the cast and crew. Whilst many of them remain hush hush until the deal memos have be singed and received, what I can say is that I am over the moon by the team we are putting together for Daisy. We have got some truly talented people onboard and this makes me feel so blessed!!!
We singed an amazing cinematographer, Liam Iandoli, who has worked with children and on project with really delicate issues. All of his films that I have watched are truly beautiful and touching – I know he is the perfect choice for Daisy. Our brilliant casting agent has pinned down a well known british actress for the role of Daisy. I’m still not allowed to announce who this is, however I am very excited at her playing Daisy and her enthusiasm toward the script is very encouraging. I know that she will bring Daisy to life and touch all of our hearts by her performance.
We had had a couple of wonderful meetings with debra, who are the charity that we will be donating all of the profits from the film too. We are very excited to be working with them and to be getting their input on how to make Daisy as believable as possible. We want audiences to really understand what it is like to live with EB and therefore we are so grateful for their help and support in this matter. We hope to give an opportunity for a child with EB to be an actress for a few days, and have therefore decided to give a supporting role in the film to a real girl with EB. Debra will be helping us approach the families that they feel would be suitable for this experience. We also hope to give the opportunity to other children with EB and other Illnesses mentioned in the film and are currently working with Debra on making this possible. Knowing that we will be giving an opportunity to people who normally wouldn’t get this opportunity within their short lifetime is what excites me most about Daisy.
Our casting agent has come up with some brilliant actors for the castings we have lined up in the next couple of week for all of the other none EB supporting roles which we have not cast yet. I am looking forward to seeing all of these auditions. I have a feeling that it is going to be really hard when picking the actors for these roles, as all of the actors we are seeing look brilliant on paper and in their showreel. I guess in the end it will come down to how they are on the day. Good luck to all of the actors coming in for the castings and I wish I could have you all in Daisy. If we do not get to work together on Daisy, hopefully we will get to work together in the future on another project : ))) Break a leg!!!