Senegal for IBM

One of my favorite international scouting/casting jobs was for IBM in Senegal. I leapfrogged around the world for the director Lenny Dorfman and a crew from Radical Media. I flew into Dakar, Senegal in the middle of the night, after flights from JFK and Paris, and started scouting locations and casting friends, family and coaches of the captain of the Senegalese womans’ Olympic basketball team. A few days later, the crew flew in from NYC, and we quickly shot the spot in the streets and basketball courts of Dakar, in 100 degree heat and humidity. We had a blast! When we finished, I flew off to do the same thing in Montreal and Australia, while other people handled Ireland and Harlem.