The upcoming feature film is based on the book series by Adriana Trigiani, a best selling author and director of the upcoming “Big Stone Gap” movie.
The feature film will star Ashley Judd and Patrick Wilson and begins filming this Saturday.
Trigiani worked for over 15 years to get the book made into a movie and filmed in Big Stone, Virginia where Adriana Trigiani grew up.
“Every frame of this movie will be shot here in your own backyard,” she told the crowd. “Your town will be very pretty, because I like pretty. And it will be very authentic because I like that. The feelings will be very real; the relationships [in the book and film] were almost manifestations of things I saw [growing up here.] They feel real and that’s important.”
Trigiani said she is aware she is filming the movie during an economic downturn, when small coal-reliant communities like Big Stone Gap are suffering.
“The truth is that potential is all around you here,” she said. “And people are really suffering, and that gets to me every day. The only way out of this is to celebrate yourselves.”
And that’s what the movie will be, she said.
“It’s really going to be about sharing what is so great about this area,” she said, adding that she is like the wire between the outlet and the lamp in terms of making the movie happen and illuminating the community. “I’m just the reporter.”
Now, casting directors are seeking extras to work on the upcoming feature film. If you are interested see the following casting call information below for more details.
Hi please sign up to be an extra !! we start shooting soon- also will be having a meet and greet for those 18 and up very very soon
Hi -We are seeking ages 18 and over to be in a film called Stone Gap -
These are paid extra positions, and some folks may work multiple days-
Our workday is always an entire day- 12-14 hours , so if you’ve got to pick up the kids or walk the dog , please be aware we wouldn’t be able to hire you unless your fully committed.
In a few days, we hope to also MEET everyone in person, for an open call ( DETAILS COMING SOON ) meet n greet we take pictures and book you on the spot for work in the film that day; )
FIRST in your email , Please tell us how far away from the Stone Gap area you are-( within 30 minutes or an hour?) The town you live in please ?
Could you take off a day from work? We shoot SATURDAY thru WED.
Please email the following info to firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE ANY TATTOOS YOU HAVE AND LOCATION OF TATTOOS- can you cover them up?
Please email three (3) RECENT snapshots . NO PROFESSIONAL PICTURES. Make sure photos are well lit and of only yourself. BEST to use a current picture of yourself against a white wall WELL LIT and CLEAR – we like these to be cellphone, as you are pics- we need to see the length and color of your hair.. We want RECENT , not from your cousins wedding two years ago please !
1.) Waist Up picture
2.) Head & Shoulder pictures
We also are in need of pre 1978 vehicles so please include a description of the vehicle and a pic if possible, color year make model
in subject line as an example -if you are real nurse ,cop, or bartender /waitstaff , please put your skill in the subject line- we will be able to sort out our ‘Real ” types sooner
**IF YOU ACCEPT A BOOKING, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT DAYS CAN START VERY EARLY AND MAY RUN 12+ HOURS.*