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Through the development of the short film, The Weaver, I wanted to make sure I found the right actor to play the lead role. In speaking extensively with Owen Daly, an actor I met on the set of another local project, I felt like he might be the right person.
In order to essentially cast him, I developed a video which would test his skills of problem solving with a project that was very near and dear to him. In The Weaver, we deal with a character who has a specialized skill that involves a lot of handy work and attention to detail. I wanted to see how Owen photographed in such an environment.
Owen showed me a zen garden that he maintained weekly outside his house. I followed him through the meticulous process of cleaning and raking one day. Although seemingly routine, Owen went about the project in a very artful and decided way that I felt really honed into the personality of the Weaver character.
Music: The XX -- "Intro"
Shot on the Canon 7D