Open casting call for paid extras for “Touchback”
UPDATED 7/29/10: Producers are looking for extras to fill out the cast of their drama “Touchback” set against the backdrop of football. The movie will be filming for several weeks in August in Grand Rapids and the Coopersville area. The paid extra positions are for a $75 day rate.
The casting call will be Thursday July 29th and Friday July 30th
from 1:00pm – 3:00pm each day at the West Michigan Film Office (741 Kenmoor Ave Suite E, Grand Rapids, MI).
Available paying roles from press release:
Tailgaters with VEHICLES 1994 or OLDER
Factory Workers age 40 – 60
Farmers/ Townsfolk 18 +
Bank Staff “Yuppies” in 20′s
Students 18 – 30
Hotel Guests age 50 +
UPDATED INFO: Also, on Wednesday, August 4th and Thursday, August 5th there will be tryouts
for experienced football players need for “Touchback”
. The shooting dates at Coopersville High School football field will be August 12th, 13th, 16th, and 17th. The filmmakers are hoping for 2,000 additional (unpaid) extras to fill the stands for the night-time filming. August 12th will be filming 9pm-2am, the other three days will be sunset to sunrise (9pm-6am).
Story summary/more info from press release: ”Touchback” is a football story about overcoming life’s setbacks, redemption, self improvement and recognizing the value of life. Public scenes in the movie such as High School Hallways, Football Stadium and the Factory scenes, come alive with the help of Michigan residents who work as background actors. No experience or headshots needed, just come as you are!”
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