Casting (2006)

Casting is a short documentary about the person behind the personality. Through a regular casting session, we witness the daily reality of actors – full of hope, dreams, humor, drama and tears.

As if in a psychiatrist’s practice, we become part of the daily struggle required to be selected for a part. In just 15 minutes, 35 actors impress us with stories about their lives in theatre, film, and as waiters or waitresses…. Casting is an homage to the actor, with a special nod to those who always stand in the background.

This short doc, one of my first projects as a director, was nominated for a Spanish Academy Award (Goya) in 2007 and went on to win numerous other prizes. Have a look for yourself below.