AN EXCITING new film production is currently underway at the Murwillumbah Showgrounds this afternoon (May 22), with hundreds of extras converging on the site to help tonight’s apocalyptic scenes come to life.
The Showgrounds are buzzing (2.12pm) with film sets, equipment crews, cameras, lighting, two cranes and of course actors and extras filling through the gates.
Known as Occupation, the film is being produced by Gold Coast production company Spark Films who have spent the past week filming across several Tweed locations.
A mock carnival has been setup on the Showgrounds complete with a Ferris wheel and stalls setup for extras.
Occupation is the film’s title and while the script is under tight wraps, what we do know is a massive ground invasion takes place and the story is told from the perspective of a group of small town folk.
The group band together for survival and the chance to strike back at the mystery invaders.
Producer Carmel Imrie told The Weekly that she wanted to encourage the entire community to get involved especially at the Murwillumbah Showgrounds shoot.
“We need as many extras as possible for the Murwillumbah Showground shoot from 3pm into the evening,” she said.
“We are currently taking as many sign up extras as possible (see below).
“We need a lot of extras, especially for the showgrounds shoot, we need it to look packed.”
Ms Imrie said it was important residents are available for the evening filming at the Showgrounds, which is where the apocalyptic scene will take place.
If you live on the Gold Coast, Tweed or Byron and want to be an extra in a feature film?
Email Sparke Films information and help secure your part in this Australian action film.
Don’t forget to add your name, age, phone number, available dates/times and a current photo. You can also sign up at the Murwillumbah Showgrounds.
Visit http://occupationthemovie.com/casting.php or send your application via email: firstname.lastname@example.org