KAMLOOPS - The director of an independent film being shot in Kamloops has issued a casting call for extras.
The Thompson Nicola Film Commission says in a news release that digital animation and visual effects creator and motion picture director Sina Sultani is looking for Indo-Canadian, Indigenous, Middle Eastern, North African and Persian descent persons for his independent film Refuge.
The film will be shot near Cherry Creek, east of Kamloops, from Oct. 19 to Oct. 21. Producer Natalee Rawat and Sultani are Vancouver-based and both work with visual effects, the release says.
Refuge details a devastating alien invasion that sends a young husband and his pregnant wife on a dark and harrowing flight to freedom.
Some roles may be needed all three days and others may not be, the film commission says. Talent will work eight hours per day and be paid a flat fee of $90 per day, be fed on set, and credited on screen.
For children cast, the parent will also be paid and credited but must remain with the minor at all times. All persons applying must be eligible to work in Canada and have their own transportation.
Auditions will take place this Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel Blackwell Room at 405 Victoria St. in Kamloops.
If you're called back, you'll be contacted and a time will be scheduled for you. The date for call backs is set for Oct. 7 at the same location, but the date is subject to change.
People being sought include females age 25 to 30 years old of Indo-Canadian, Indigenous, North African, Middle Eastern and Persian descent, to play Roya, a single mother who makes a weekly journey to trade food and other supplies with the nearest town. She returns to the village as the alien invasion begins.
The director is also seeking a young family of a father, mother, and two children younger than 10 years old. In the film, the family is poor, hard-working and respected in the community. The father is loving and very protective. After the invasion, he desperately tries to lead his family to safety.
Other extras include a husband and wife 30 to 40 years old, male and female villagers age 20 to 50 years old, and families from 5 to 40 years old.
If you want to audition but can't make the date, send a picture of your face and a full-body picture plus your contact information to email@example.com.
Photos will also be forwarded to the casting director.
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