Who hasn’t wanted to be in a movie? Er, no one! Well if you’re aged between 18-22 now’s your chance!
Here’s what you need to know:
WHAT RICHARD DID is a low-budget feature film to be directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Adam and Paul, Prosperity, Garage) this September and October. Shooting takes place for 5 weeks in Dublin 4, Dublin City Centre, Brittas Bay and County Wicklow. The film will be produced by Element Pictures (The Guard and The Wind that Shakes the Barley).
The story follows a group of friends over the course of the summer following their Leaving Cert exams, in particular “Richard”, a popular, school sports star with great prospects until one night his life is changed forever.
The ensemble main cast, aged between 17 and 20, have been workshopping the script since last November with Lenny and writer, Malcolm Campbell.
We are seeking enthusiastic volunteer film Extras with availability during September and early October 2011 for a number of party and large group scenes in the film. These roles are unpaid.
(EDIT: I know this is unpaid but I’ve been to Q&A sessions with Lenny Abrahamson and this a great opportunity to see how a great director works – nessy)
Apart from making a valuable contribution to this low-budget film, volunteering as an Extra is a great way to meet new people, see the inner workings of the film industry and be part of the film’s success.
As a low-budget feature film, we appreciate the support and dedication of all of our volunteer film Extras. Volunteer briefings and social gatherings will be arranged pre and during the production, giving Extras an opportunity to meet members of the WHAT RICHARD DID cast and crew and a chance to chat to fellow 18 22 year old Extras before shooting begins.
Catering will be provided during filming and transport will be provided from Dublin to scheduled shoots in County Wicklow.
All Extras will receive a thank you gift and will be invited to an exclusive screening of WHAT RICHARD DID, allowing you to see the feature film before the general public.
If you are between 18 and 22 years old and are interested please send a recent photo with your contact details to Shell on firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 7th September 2011.
How to apply:
Enquiries should be referred to: Shell Holden
Mobile: 086 152 2200
Facebook group: ‘What Richard Did Extras’ http://on.fb.me/oAoDrI