It's an incredibly interesting time to be a filmmaker, but equally overwhelming. Casting is one thing that I feel has blown wide open with the advent of digital technology -- at least it has changed the way I think about casting. Can anyone truly be an actor given the right circumstances? Do we still need stars to garner audiences? This and more questions are explored herein.

In case you missed it, don't forget to check out last week's installment where we talked to these filmmakers about the current state of cinema and making a living.

How do you approach casting and what have you learned from that process?

What are you struggling with most in this moment of your career?

I really appreciate all the feedback from last week's installment, so please, keep it coming! We'd love to hear your thoughts on these topics and this format.

A big thanks to the filmmakers involved:

Fernando Frias
T.J. Misny
Leah Meyerhoff
Jack Lewars

music by Coma Cinema
interviews by Micah Van Hove