In this film, we are offered a glimpse into the work of casting directors, as unsung as it is indispensable for the making of a film. They are the iconoclasts whose keen eye, peculiar taste and intuition helped redefine Hollywood. The film highlights veteran Marion Dougherty’s part in valuing this profession from the 1960s onwards. Over 240 interviews were conducted, but only 57 made the final cut – among them, statements by stars such as Robert de Niro, John Travolta, Diane Lane, Al Pacino, Woody Allen and Clint Eastwood. Toronto Film Festival 2012.
An editor since the early 1990s, he has split himself between works for television and cinema, always privileging the independent documentary format. As a feature-length director, he made the fiction feature The Wake (1993); the Antiheroes segment of AFI’s 1000 Years… 100 Movies (1998); and co-directed Guest of Cindy Sherman (2008), with statements given by the likes of John Waters and Danny DeVito.