224500 extras needed for great cause
- Apr 7, 2007Hey folks, email this to as many people as you think
might be interested. Links to respond are within text
body below. It's a project I'll be donating my own
time to as a camera assistant.
1) If you're interested in film it's a great way to
watch how another crew puts it together on a large
2) If you're interested in getting people to look at
war more critically, this is a great catalyst for that
3) If you live out of the area, consider it an
inspirational happening that you wouldn't otherwise
We'd like to invite you to be an extra in a short,
anti-war film called "War Prayer" starring Jeremy
Sisto (best known as Billy--Brenda's crazy brother--on
"6 Feet Under"). All the details are below...if it
sounds like something you'd like to do, please respond
to Karyn Veneklasen asap (casting@...
<mailto:casting@...> ) and I'll get
back to you with more info as we get closer.
Please feel free to forward to anyone else you know
who may be interested...we need the bodies, and want
this to be a fun day for all!
Thanks, and look forward to seeing you there.
Karyn & Noah Veneklasen
Call For Extras
Lyceum Films anti-war short film The War Prayer,
starring Jeremy Sisto (6 Feet Under) and Ed Kerr, is
casting extras for a shoot on Saturday, April 14th,
2007 in Castro Valley, CA.
We need a large number of people (up to 500) of any
age, race or sex to play a church audience in the
films key dramatic scene.
The movie is set in the modern day, in a mega-church.
All applicants must be able to provide their own
Sunday best church-appropriate clothing. Women and
men must do their own hair and makeup.
This is great opportunity to protest war in an unusual
way, spend a day making a difference and (hopefully!)
making new friends. Extras wont be paid, but will
receive a screen credit as compensation.
To apply, please email a brief physical description,
age & gender (attaching a low-rez recent photo is also
encouraged), along with your name, email address and
phone number to: casting@...
The War Prayer is a short film adaptation of Mark
Twains short story by the same name. It exposes the
realities of war and sheds light on the role that
religion plays in justifying and perpetuating war.
The War Prayer takes place in present day, during
Sunday services at an Evangelical church in Any Town,
USA. On the eve of war, our Reverend leads the
congregation in prayer for the protection of our
soldiers. In closing, he makes one last, seemingly
innocuous request and grant us the victory, O Lord.
The service proceeds as usual until the arrival of a
mysterious stranger, a messenger from on high. He
silently ascends to the pulpit and proceeds to explain
the full import of the congregations request, the
unspoken part of their prayer.
What follows is Twains masterful, yet horrifying
depiction of warfare, an unrivaled indictment of the
carnage that man has committed against his fellow man
since time immemorial.
The film will be actively promoted on the festival
circuit, available on our website, through internet
outlets (YouTube, etc) and through partnerships with
progressive organizations. These efforts will be
supported by an extensive schedule of press, public
appearances and discussions. Ultimately we expect The
War Prayer will be submitted for consideration by the
Academy of Motion Pictures for the Oscars in the short
film category, further expanding its reach.
Shooting: Saturday, April 14, 2007. Approximate start
time is 8am, and approximate end time is 3pm,
depending on shooting schedule. An exact info sheet
will be emailed out prior to shoot. A smaller group
of extras may be asked to volunteer stay for
Ample parking is available in the lot or on the street
and is free. Carpooling is recommended. One mile from
Castro Valley BART Station.
As a non-profit production, screen credit will be
given for all extras.
Beverages will be provided. Please bring your own bag
lunch and snacks.
Requirements Must be able to: react to the sermon and
the mysterious strangers message. Provide your own
Sunday best, church-appropriate clothing. Do your
own hair and makeup.
Age: 10 to 80 (younger children are also welcome but
please be aware of the potential seven hour time
Hair Color: Any
Body Type: Any
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