Since 2008 or so, movie-making season has tended to hit Pittsburgh in the spring. Last year was an exception when movie-making season (for pay) didn't start until late August.
But, this year anyway, with the start of production of Fathers and Daughters, movie-making has returned to Pittsburgh with the robins. Fathers and Daughters marks Russell Crowe's return to Pittsburgh. He make The Next Three Days here five years ago. In Fathers and Daughters he plays a novelist who has a difficult relationship with his daughter, played by Amanda Seyfried.
Nancy Mosser is handling extra casting and put out a general call for extras for this week:
Extras needed for upcoming scenes on Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Aaron Paul film, Fathers and Daughters next week. Pay is minimum wage for the first 8 hours and time and a half after that. MUST HAVE A CAR TO GET TO SET AND LIVE IN OR NEAR THE PITTSBURGH, PA AREA. Calltimes could be early morning or could be overnight. We have no way of knowing yet so please don't submit yourself for a certain day unless your 100% available.
EVERYONE SHOULD BE OVER 18 YEARS OF AGE
WEDS. MARCH 19 -
- Upscale restaurant patrons - 20-40 years old
- Blue-collar Bar patrons - 30s-70s
THURS. MARCH 20 -
- VARIOUS NYC STREET PEDESTRIANS - 20-40 years old.
- people who can jog or skateboard. Please denote if you can do any of these)
SATURDAY MARCH 22 -
- VARIOUS NYC STREET PEDESTRIANS -18-70 years old.
- Artsy looking couples - 20s/30s
If interested in submitting yourself to be considered, please email a recent picture to firstname.lastname@example.org. You should put your name, age, phone number, location and car make, color and year. Also put in the subject line which role you'd like to be considered for.
Fathers and Daughters is due to be shooting through the end of April.
If you've never done extra work and if you love the movies, you may really enjoy these opportunities. You have nothing worse to lose than a day, for which you'll be paid. If you find it wasn't for you, you don't have to go back. But, if you enjoy being on set, meeting other filmworkers and watching the being-the-scenes workings of movie-making, it can be loads of fun.
One of the great things about being on set is hearing about other movie-making opportunities. So it turns out the Fathers and Daughters may not be the only flick being shot in Pittsburgh early this year - Antoine Fuqua's next directorial effort, Southpaw, may be shooting in Pittsburgh in June (though this may be on the level of "unconfirmed rumor"). Fuqua is probably best-known for directing Denzel Washington to a Best Actor Oscar in Training Day. Fuqua is a Pittsburgh native, and Southpaw's reported star, Jake Gyllenhaal, shot the wildly entertaining flick Love and Other Drugs here a few years back. So I hope this moves beyond "fascinating rumor" soon!