Over the past year, I have submitted my children's meditation short "PeaceTime: A Royal Frog" to dozens of film festivals all over the world. In early April, a festival in Moscow accepted it, and wanted me to send a screening copy. Given how things have gone out there in the last few months, I opted to blow it off.
While doing yard work a short time later, it struck me - "I should dub PeaceTime to Ukrainian."
Gardening came to a sudden stop.
I must do this.
How do I do this?
I paced around a bit, as if to coax the details out of hiding. How do I find a Ukrainian actress?
I starting texting industry friends - most had no leads. But good ol' Trace Konerko, who left the industry 15 years ago, connected me with her friend - casting agent Jon Beauregard. We talked. Jon loved PeaceTime, totally got what I was trying to do, and offered to put out a casting call - no charge!