So you wanna’ be in pictures? Here’s your chance. Aspiring actors are being recruited this weekend in Cedar Falls. Los Angeles-based director Adam Brooks is a Cedar Falls native who’s returning to town to shoot a movie starting in August, set on an Iowa farm.
Brooks is holding a casting call Saturday and Sunday and acting experience is not required. He says experience doesn’t matter as they’re casting for type. “We’re not going to have a 45-year-old guy play a 20-year-old girl so as long as he’s good at being a 45-year-old guy, he’ll have all the qualifications he needs.” The parts range from people 20-years-old to 80-years old and they hope to fill most of the lead actors from people in the community.
Brooks describes the film, to be called “The Season,” as a horror movie. He says it’s a 1970s-style scary, nail-biter, more of a cousin to the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” not like some of the “schlocky” horror movies from the 80s. Brooks has directed several films and was chosen as one of the Top 250 Directors in last year’s Project Greenlight contest headed by actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
The 37-year-old Brooks says “They say you should write what you know and since I grew up here in eastern Iowa and I wrote a film about the Amish, I figured most people in L.A. have never seen a cow, let alone a cornstalk.” The casting call will be held Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8 P.M. at U-N-I’s Strayer-Wood Theater. For more information, surf to: “www.theseasonthemovie.com”.
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