Casting call for movie extras is Saturday
Producers will hold a casting call for a feature film titled, “Sequoia National Park” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Tulare County Library, Main Branch, 200 W. Oak St., Visalia.
The movie tells the story of 21-year-old Reilly MacGrady — a teenager left unsupported in the face of cancer who decides to take her own life in Sequoia National Park. On the way, she meets Ogden, a boy who disrupts her plan while her family races against the clock to reach her in time.
The movie is written by Andrew Rothschild, directed by Andy Landen, and produced by Ashleigh Phillips, Giles Andrew and Jessica Latham.
Landen said that the scenic beauty of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the Sierra Nevada mountains made shooting this film on location in Tulare County the logical creative choice
“Not only is Sequoia National Park a gorgeous setting cinematically, the park has an ethereal, magical feel to it," Landen said in a news release issued Wednesday. “There is an energy, a pulse amongst those giant trees. I can see why our protagonist Reilly ultimately finds her salvation in Sequoia.”
The film has already found local support from the Tulare County Film Commission.
“We are interested in this production for several reasons,” said Eric Coyne, Tulare County Film Commissioner. “While still considered a fairly low-budget production, a significant amount of that money will be spent here locally on lodging, meals and other supplies.”
“This film also specifically calls out where it takes place, and showcases Sequoia National Park, the community of Three Rivers, rural Tulare County and Visalia,” Coyne added.
The film is in its final stages of pre-production and needs a number of key essentials:
- 30-40 local actors, males and females between the ages of 18 to 70 from all walks of life, willing to be in the film and act as extras.
Producers plan to hold casting auditions from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Tulare County Library, upstairs in the library’s Blue Room.
Those interested in auditioning, but who either can’t make Saturday’s casting call or don’t want to wait until then, can submit a digital head shot and their resume by email to email@example.com.
According to Coyne, producers will consider people who are not formally trained as actors to appear as extras in the film. Those interested can email a picture with their name, address and phone number, and a brief statement about why they want to be in the film and why they should be considered for a role. While extras will not be paid for appearing, they will be credited in the film, Coyne said.