Have you ever wanted to watch a Hollywood movie being made? How about actually appearing in that movie?
You’ll have your chance on Sunday. The producers of “One Square Mile” are in need of a crowd, quite literally, for the movie staring Kim Basinger, Richard Jenkins and Auburn’s Cam Gigandet. It’s being filmed at an undisclosed stadium between Tacoma and Seattle. The film, directed by Charles-Olivier Michaud, has already been under production in Seattle for the last couple of weeks.
Let me be clear up front: there’s no pay, a lot of sitting around and there’s no guarantee that you’ll even recognize yourself in the final product.
That said you will get a free lunch, door prizes, an educational day on film making and the chance to rub elbows with Hollywood stars.
In the movie Basinger plays the mother of a troubled son (Kelly Blatz) who is at a difficult and violent junction in his life. Jenkins plays the boy’s neighbor, a reclusive track coach who becomes the young man’s reluctant mentor. Gigandet is Claire’s older son.
I had a chat with Cash Brian, the owner of Be in a Movie – a company that specializes in getting crowds for movies. He has a long resume but if you’ve seen the latest “Dark Knight” film you’ve seen his work. He filled the football stadium the villains destroyed. (No extras were harmed.)
“We don’t cast,” Brian said. “We give people the chance to be in a movie without quitting their job or (needing to have) head shots.”
The scene being filmed at the track is a turning point in the film, Brian said. The company only needs 200 to 250 people Brian said. The crowd will be moved around so you’ll be cheering for both track teams in the film.
Entire families can make of day of it but the minimum age is 14.
So, here’s your chance to be in a movie. Maybe. Brian said, you will have “a pretty good chance of catching yourself but I can’t promise it.”
For more information and to register go the company’s website: http://www.beinamovie.com/. Scroll down almost to the bottom of the page and you’ll see the movie listed. When you register and are accepted you’ll receive the location of the stadium and everything else you’ll need to know.