In an ifilm exclusive report, Iran young director Alireza Najafzadeh has explained about actor selection and good script as two determining factors forming at least 50 percent of a director’s job.
Speaking with ifilm reporter at the behind-the-scenes of the series ‘Single or Couple’ the young Iranian director clarifies how actor selection and script are basic factors for a director in the process of film production.
According to Mr. Najafzadeh, if a director successfully selects both appropriate actors and good script for his film project, that director has succeeded to do 50 percent of his job well.
He believes that a director’s job becomes more difficult when the genre is comedy. Actors must be carefully selected for this genre because there are just few actors who have the capability to act as a comedian.
Compared with the scripts which are written for other genres, writing a script for comedy movie or series is very complicated because the words must be written in order to bring about laughter in the viewers.
Alireza Najafzadeh is an Iranian actor, director, photographer, and assistant director. He has directed the series ‘Single or Couple’ aired by IRIB channel 3.