Feb 19, 2021
Castille Landon is an actor, screenwriter, and director who
wrote and directed the psychological thriller
Fear of Rain,
starring Madison Iseman, Harry Harry Connick Jr.,
Israel Broussard. Before directing Fear of Rain, Castille wrote
and directed Albion:
The Enchanted Stallion and Apple of
My Eye. She recently directed two films in the
After series, based on
What you will learn:
- How Castille began her career
as an actor, entered academia, and transitioned into screenwriting
- Why Castille prefers
screenwriting and directing over acting, due to the emotional toll
of the audition process.
- How her experience as an actor
has made her a more empathetic and effective
- The benefits of her liberal
arts education, and why aspiring filmmakers should study
“everything but film” in college.
- How Castille approached casting
Fear of Rain.
- The importance of “name actors”
in certain roles, and lesser known actors in other roles; and the
risks directors take by casting name actors without
- The hurdles Castille faced as a
result of last minute casting changes.
- Why the themes in Fear of Rain
resonate with a broad audience despite the specific challenges
faced by the protagonist.
- The research Castille did on
schizophrenia and mental illness while writing the screenplay for
Fear of Rain.
- Advice she has for aspiring
- Why, despite having degrees
from Harvard and Oxford, she still longs for the world of