We could never hire an actress and say, "Be available for the next three years while we shoot little pieces and think about it.
So get ready to fire up the TV or computer and settle in for an exciting evening at home—either alone or with a partner.
But we thought for our story, since it took place for so long and over several countries, if we could play these parts, we could have something really special.
In the film, Mary meets a fellow paleontologist played by James McArdle , who asks her to care for his sick wife, Charlotte Saoirse Ronan.
Our story had to take place over an extended period of time and [more exotic] locations, so if we could play the parts, we would have the advantage of going to Montenegro and film for weeks on end and then take time and edit it, because we can give up our apartments and live down there.
Pictures, videos from their own reality became elements of fiction in the film as their own story and that in the film evolved together.