Production company seeks Okanagan talent and 90s stuff for movie

Actor Cameron Monaghan is pictured in this Wikimedia Commons photo at Nerd HQ 2014's panel for The Giver in July 2014. Monaghan stars in the independent film 'Anthem' which starts filming in Kelowna, March 23, 2017.
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KELOWNA - Another film is preparing to begin production in the Okanagan and the company is looking for local talent and all things 1990s.

Filming starts on March 23 and the Vancouver-based production company Sepia Films says the call is open to all applicants and says experience is not necessary. 

The film crew is also seeking volunteers for walk-on roles in the film, according to a media release. They are also looking for cars, clothing and gadgets from the 90s or earlier.

The independent film is called Anthem and based on Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet, a novel by Joanne Proulx.

The film stars Cameron Monaghan and Peyton List. Monaghan played Ian Gallagher on the Showtime series Shameless. List is best known for her roles as Emma Ross on the Disney Channel series Jessie, and Holly Hills in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies.

"Anthem is a coming of age story that imaginatively captures the turbulence of teenage-hood, the elation and devastation of first love and the true meaning of friendship," Okanagan film commissioner Jon Summerland says in a release.

Summerland says applicants interested in the group casting need to send contact information, a headshot, age and availability between March 23 and April 13 to reluctantprophetcasting@gmail.com.

Applicants with 90s goods must send contact information, a photo of the item, details about whether the item is donated or on loan and availability between March 23 and April 13 to reluctantprophetcasting@gmail.com.

"We are very pleased to be hosting this feature film production in the Okanagan. Sepia Films has brought seven films to the Okanagan, each one hiring more locals and training new crew,” Summerland says. “Sepia has helped the region to become a production hub and has helped build its local infrastructure.”


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