Brandon Burlsworth "Greater" Casting Call for Background Actors
Casting directors are Needing extras for the film "Greater" in Fayetteville and Little Rock, Arkansas. Email them at [email protected] if you are interested in being an extra. Please include your gender, age, and a photo. Thanks!!!
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"From now on we get to tell people, 'once upon a time, we actually knew somebody like that.'" -- Coach Tommy Tice, speaking about Brandon Burlsworth The unlikely career of Brandon Burlsworth is perhaps the greatest walk-on story in the history of college football. Known for his distinctive thick black glasses and resemblance to the 1990s incarnation of Drew Carey, the small-town Burlsworth had always dreamed of playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks, but was considered too small to play Division I ball. Undeterred, Brandon ended up taking a big risk by walking on to the team in 1994. Written off by fellow teammates and coaches alike, Brandon displayed dogged determination in the face of staggering odds. By 1999, Burlsworth was not only a star player in the toughest conference in college football, but he was also an All-American and taken as an early draft pick in the NFL by the Indianapolis Colts. But as amazing as Brandon's athletic achievements were, he was more known in the state for his remarkable character. Extremely religious, Brandon never cursed or drank. He was genuinely humble and low-key. He went home to see his single mother every single weekend. He also worked harder than anybody, on and off the field, becoming the first Razorback in history to earn a bachelor's and master's degree while playing football. The overly-fat kid who was once considered an embarrassment by teammates and an annoyance by coaches ended up becoming the most respected player in the history of the program, changing the lives of all he touched. This made what happened next all the more difficult to bear... eleven days after being drafted into the NFL and before he was able to sign the contract that would change the financial status of his struggling family forever, Brandon tragically died in a car accident, stunning the state and crushing all who knew him. How could something like that happen to this guy? Brandon was "too good to be true". He was known as being the best person anybody could ever meet. He did everything right, and yet here he was, snatched away before he or his family could enjoy the fruits of his efforts. Signs reading, "Lord, help us understand" sprang up all over the state as an age-old question slammed down upon all with terrible force: "Why do bad things happen to good people?" Brandon's story is more than mere football. It is the ultimate expression of the question "Why?" Told through the eyes of those who are struggling to deal with the tragedy of Brandon's passing, Greater will provide hope and inspiration as it strives to wrestle with this challenge and find reason to trust despite it. It is Rudy meets "It's a Wonderful Life".