Would it even matter?
I am sorry, but any time I hear about the oppressive use of cultural appropriation I cannot take it seriously.
While I totally understand why people feel that way, Art is freaking Art and people are totally free to use any influences they want to create it.
To limit Art like that is completely an silly perspective as even regardless of what aspects are taken your audience will always bring more to the table.
I would just contact your local acting agency, what type of talent on set for very reasonable rates
Typically I go for a good type casting when I comes to new actors.
That way they won't have to anything terribly complex, So they don't have to make complex stretches that lead to bad acting.
It's important to spend time with your actors, new actors to spend even more time getting to know them as a person and see how they act and react with in life.
Thanks for the great advice, pretty inspired to make my own $10,000 feature film :)
You are absolutely dead on when it comes to the iso. I don't know what school of thoughts or arrogant elitists out there think that film has and should always have a perfect clean look.
As a Cinematographer it drives me insane that people don't get that film cameras had noise back in the day and nobody cared.
I kind of laugh at myself cause in the editing world I see post processing bringing that grain right back into RED footage... wouldn't you then want to take less light then? You know instead of spending hours on building and breaking what could be a much quicker.