RecordTV from Brazil in association with Means of Production from Vancouver will be filming exterior scenes for their TV mini-series King David, in Ashcroft, Cache Creek and Kamloops. Filming will take place in mid-September and the production company is looking for extras to work as background in various scenes.
“We’ve been working on attracting this project for several months so we’re very excited to see it finally come about,” said Vicci Weller, executive director of the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission.
King David is the story of the life of David from around 1,000 BC. Some of David’s more famous acts were the slaying of Goliath using a slingshot and the writing of the psalms.
The producers are asking for Mediterranean-looking people of dark hair, dark skin – of all ages and sexes to play townsfolk and soldiers. They’re also looking for men with dark beards or willing to grow one. The ability to ride a horse is a benefit for those applying as soldiers.
Rate of pay is approximately $80-$100 per day plus overtime and extras must be willing to travel to Ashcroft, Cache Creek or Kamloops. Transportation costs are etra’s own responsibility; and must legally be able to work in Canada, minors must be accompanied by parent or designated guardian during filming, and filming will take place during week days and possibly weekends in September and October.
Casting calls are on: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 4 pm – 8 pm Cache Creek Community Center 1270 Stage Rd; and Friday, Sept. 2, 4 pm – 8 pm Plaza Hotel Blackwell Room, 405 Victoria Street, Kamloops.