Filmmaker seeks hundreds of extras for Saturday shoot in Columbiana
About 500 people have a chance to attain a few moments of fame on the silver screen as a film production company seeks extras this weekend for a movie being filmed in Columbiana.
Menning Films has been in the city since January shooting the picture “Christmas Angel”, a movie about a town where residents are not allowed to celebrate Christmas.
Christmas Angel" will star Karen Abercrombie, who also starred in the 2015 film, War Room.
The Christmas tree in Downtown Columbiana remains up for production as various holiday-themed scenes are being filmed.
This coming Saturday, on the evening of February 12, moviemakers are recruiting between 500 and 1000 people to take part in a Christmas Eve scene.
Producers say there may be opportunities to be upgraded to a featured extra in some scenes.
Go here for more info about all the scenes extras are needed and to sign up: https://forms.gle/RCq1ee4YfTNP18vQ8
In addition, the producers need volunteers to help with transportation, production assistants, set decorating, and food preparation.
Those wishing to hele can email Wende at [email protected].
Anyone with photos from previous Christmas parades or Christmas celebrations in the city are being asked to email them to [email protected]
There may be opportunities to be upgraded to a featured extra in some of the scenes. Details and information will be emailed prior to filming.
The filmmakers also need parents and children, as well as veterans and their families for scenes being shot on Wednesday, February 9.
Firefighters and “townsfolk” are also needed to take part in scenes being shot on February 14.
Producers say “Christmas Angel” will be distributed on the Pure Flix platform to a half-million subscribers as well as other video on demand platforms like iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, VuDU, and others.
Once the film is finished, it will be shown at the historic Main Street Theater.