Dreamotion Studios concludes the audition process for the three teen roles on the 'From Under The Bridge' film project by officially casting the wonderful and talented Sara Wolfkind in the role of 'Stacey'. Sara's audition path actually began with her application for the role of 'Clare'. And we absolutely loved the quality of acting and the high level of dedication in her self-tape. But we could not ignore the gut feeling rumblings, which were saying, "let Sara read for the role of Stacey."
There was just something about Sara which made it easy for us to ride the instinct train, and so we asked her if she would pursue the role of 'Stacey' instead of 'Clare'. And what we then discovered in Sara was the perfect representation of the character vision for 'Stacey'.
'Stacey' is a high-school teenage girl, who acts like a bully in an effort to impress and attract 'Kyle'... but who transforms into a vulnerable bullied child inside her own home. And Sara portrayed and projected this 'split personality' aspect of 'Stacey' perfectly and effortlessly. She also brought unique characteristics to the role, which slowly but surely began to make it her own.
Sara is a fantastic fit for the role and both elevates and feeds off her co-stars (Piper and Luc) to establish the highest quality results. Where her perfect character balance, she also ensures the scenes featuring Stacey's mother ('Julie') will achieve their intended contrasting vision. Lastly... Sara's appearance allows the audience to believe 'Stacey' could indeed be 'Julie's' daughter... which is of course, an added bonus.
Some things in film-making are just 'meant to be'... happen by chance... or are perhaps orchestrated by fate. Whatever the reason is here, we feel elated and fortunate Sara found the role she was meant to play in this film.
Congratulations and welcome to the cast, Sara! Your inclusion presents the production with the strongest possible teen role trio, and I am excited to see you energetic and unique portrayal of 'Stacey' on set.
We would also like to take a moment to praise Corinna Wagner-Smith and Kendall Cato (who made it to the final live auditions) and all actors who submitted for this role. We truly feel very fortunate to have been in the enviable position to see so many talented actors during the audition process. Thank you!