“Nice To Meet You” is one of the films in the Hollywood Short Film Program showing as part of the “Cinema Museum” special fall screenings hosted by Asia’s largest and only Academy Awards® qualifying international short film festival.
“Nice To Meet You” stars Jamie Dornan of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” While Dornan played a character with very particular tendencies in “Fifty Shades of Grey,” in “Nice To Meet You” he appears as a young man who seduces a mother and daughter. Though the film was made six years ago Dornan’s charm is clearly evident. We interviewed the film’s director Will Garthwaite, asking him about the highlights of this film and the casting of Jamie Dornan.
– Why did you cast Jamie Dornan in this role? (How did you meet him?)
Will Garthwaite: Because Trudie Styler was involved we were lucky to have a stream of top talent come and audition for the part (including Kit Harrington from Game of Thrones). Jamie was cast because he was the most likely of all the actors we auditioned to be a convincing sexual attraction and danger to the characters played by Trudie Styler and Mickey Sumner. Its a hard balancing act to find an actor who would reasonably appeal to both mother and daughter.
Nice To Meet You (2009)