'Catatonk Blues' Casting Call for Extras in Maine this October

A casting call will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tradewinds Motor Inn in Rockland on Saturday, Sept. 28, for the movie, Catatonk Blues, set to begin filming later this month in Rockland, Rockport, and Augusta.

PenBayPilot, announced the open casting call on their website. Catatonk Blues script was developed and written  by former New York Congressman and part-time Monhegan resident Robert Mrazek. Catatonk Blues tells the story of Charlie Winship, a burned-out Congressman from Maine. As a young marine, Winship survived the battle at Khe San in Vietnam. His anger over the war has led to nearly two decades in the political trenches of Washington and the loss of his marriage. In Catatonk Blues, Winship is accused of defaming one of the nation's most revered patriotic symbols while cut off from communications on an island fighting to save its way of life from international fishing interests. Actor Treat William has been cast to play Winship. Mrazek is co-directing with actor and director Jared Martin. Casting directors are seeking local Maine non-union extras, ages 18-70, are needed to play tourists, Congressional staffers, Congressmen, political supporters, television crew members, and fishermen. Half-day scenes to be shot in Rockland in early October require two hundred extras, all ages, male and female, to play a cross section of Maine citizens including Charlie's constituents, veterans, teachers, lobstermen, and laborers. Compensation for non-union extras is set at $7.50 per hour with mainland filming scheduled for Sept 20-Oct 7. Time and a half will be paid after eight hours in the same day. Performers must be availalble for the full day. Interested parties should be at the Tradewinds Motor Inn, 2 Park Drive in Rockland, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, and available to work thereafter. For more information, email [email protected] and include a cell phone contact.

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