King David mini-series needs extras

Extras are being sought for the King David television mini-series. The story is set in 1,000 B.C. and is based on the life of Israel’s second king. RecordTV from Brazil and Means of Production from Vancouver are collaborating on the mini-series, which will be filmed in mid-September in Ashcroft, Cache Creek and Kamloops.

The producers are looking for people of all ages and sexes to play townsfolk and soldiers. The extras must be either of Mediterranean descent or are Mediterranean-looking with dark hair and dark skin. They also need men who have dark beards or are willing to grown one. People who have horseback riding skills will be useful for those who are applying as soldiers.

There will be two casting calls. One will be held in Cache Creek on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the Cache Creek Community Centre. The other one will be in Kamloops on Friday, September 2 at the Plaza Hotel (Blackwell Room). Both castings will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Rate of pay will be between $80 to $100 per day plus overtime. Successful applicants must be willing to travel to Ashcroft, Cache Creek or Kamloops at their own expense, and must legally be able to work in Canada.

“We’ve been working on 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.

For more information, contact the Thompson Nicola Film Commission at 250-377-8673.

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