- Reliable and local
- Confident on camera
These three aspects we're crucial in our selection process. Reliability was a must as if the actor arrived late to the set, or cancelled last minute, it could have a detrimental effect on our project.
Professionalism was key as we needed to make sure that our shooting process could run smoothly.
Our last criteria was confidence on camera. This is a clear requirement as without confidence our footage would look unprofessional on camera, and thus would decrease the quality of our project significantly.
We chose Olamide to play Layla Ade. She would be perfect for the role as she has had previous performing experience on stage, as well as on camera. Olamide is also part of group 3. This means that she will be not only be reliable for our in-school studio shots but also embody the character of Layla Ade well, as she helped create her.
For our narrative we chose Andy to be our actor, Andy is a close friend of Matts, this meant he was reliable in turning up to shoots as well as acting professional. Andy was perfect as he perfectly matched the character we all had in mind, being a trendy teenage Londoner who is also aware of the issue of oppressive police. With previous acting and modelling experience Andy is confident in front of the camera thus making him ideal for our project.