The Girl with Two Masks – Director’s comment (Let’s catch up 5)

Screen grab - The Girl with Two Masks

 

I had a text chat with Sam (Casserly) about The Girl with Two Masks, just keeping up with the film’s post production progress, and he made a great comment about my performance so I asked him if I could quote him.

He did better than let me quote his text, he sent me a long email to use as a quote and here it is below. There are some spoilers but I’ve put a warning just before the passage – I don’t know when the film will be available for a wider audience as it is only starting the festival circuit, but I wouldn’t want to ruin it for the potential viewers among you readers! šŸ™‚

Without Rachel playing the lead role of Dexi in my debut horror feature, The Girl With Two Masks, the film would have never have received such a glowing review from a former Ā Fangoria reviewer. Rachel is always singled out for praise by everyone who has seen our film. She provided such dexterity and range in her performance in the most difficult role I have ever asked any actor to perform in.

[SPOILER]

 

She was asked to create a hugely relatable loner that you cared for that slowly developed to a psychotic vengeful murderer. One moment she is asked to perform a 5 minute uninterrupted monologue that goes through 3 different conflicting emotions, then I get her to physically torture the person who wronged her.

[SPOILER’S END]

Rachel is professional, asks the right questions, improves the performance of the actors around her, and helped me give better directions. Rachel clearly loves acting and I knew from the moment I saw her perform, she has been perfecting her craft for many years. Rachel will do well in this highly competitive environment and I hope she remembers little old me when she enevitably (sic) makes it. No bullshit!

 

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