As mentioned before, the film “Lof mer ad falla” (Let me fall), has gotten very positive feedback, both in country and abroad, for good reason, as it is an extremely well made film on a difficult subject. Among the films staff there are a number of graduated students from the film school, one of them being the Casting Director Vigfus Thormar Gunnarsson, a graduate of Acting.
Vigfus has been a part of many great films since graduating, among them “Rams” (Hrútar) and “I remember you” (Ég man þig). We contacted Vigfus to ask about his experience working in “Let me fall”
You always learn something new on each project you work on, but working on “Let me fall” was like going to university. Firstly Baldvin Z, director, is an amazing man to work with and I am incredibly lucky to be a part of his projects. “Let me fall” was a rather complicated casting assignment and we approached it with attention to detail and gave ourselves a fair amount of time for the whole process and there I want to compliment the producers for allowing us to tackle it that way. I could not possibly be happier with each and every actor in the film, they were all fantastic and I want to thank them for a job well done. I of course think everything from the standpoint of choosing the correct actors for the roles and I am extremely happy with the choices, but I also must compliment the costume designer and makeup designer for their great accomplishments, because those two departments are crucial in helping me make endless items come to fruition when comes to casting. Then of course the director Baldvin Z is some sort of freak of nature when it comes to the actors work and it just sort of clicked between all the departments.I was also so lucky to be a part of the set as second assistant director with my friend Halfdan Theodorsson assistant director and was therefor a part of the project for a long time. When I think back to my work on “Let me fall”, it is probably gratitude above all else that I remember for getting to work with all those wonderful and talented people in making the film.