actors, editors, music directors and other crew members, should sign a clearance form for the film. Speak to a lawyer in the industry for tips.
Trying to get these signed after the completion of the shoot can be next to impossible, so get them signed before hand.
Cast actors that suit the role:
Casting is difficult on small budget short movies as you may only be able to afford your friends or family who work for free but have no acting skills.
If you approach acting schools, you may find some students who are willing to work just for recognition.
You should at least have a good looking pamplet made, advertising your project to draw some interest.
If you can afford a professional actor you will have someone who may portray the character you envision with the most accuracy.
Put some money on