Looking for shoulder season work? Be a Power Rangers extra!

From Facebook.com/thompson.nicola.film.commission
From Facebook.com/thompson.nicola.film.commission

The Freeman Casting Company is casting for extras (background performers) on Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Thompson Hotel in Kamloops. The open casting call is for extras in the new Power Rangers movie, which will be filming in and around Kamloops starting around April 12 to 19.

“We’re very excited to have a movie film in the streets of Kamloops because residents can watch the action. I think it will be a lot of fun,” said Victoria Weller, Thompson-Nicola Film Commission (TNFC) film commissioner.

Filming started in Vancouver on Feb. 29 and the movie stars Elizabeth Banks as arch-villain Rita Repulsa, along with new Power Rangers Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Becky G., and Ludi Lin. The film, a production of Lionsgate and Saban Brands, will use Kamloops as a stand-in for the fictional town of Angel Grove.

“Usually filmmakers are attracted to our open vistas or winding roads through our beautiful scenery. This year, the Film Commission is noticing an increase in attention from production companies looking to film outside Vancouver and in our city streets and in smaller community businesses,” said Robin Smith, TNFC chair.

The casting company is looking for men and women 18 to 45 years of age who are eligible to work legally in Canada. Identification with birth date is required. Successful applicants can expect to be paid an hourly rate around $10.25 to $23.39.

If people are unable to attend the casting session but are still interested in being an extra, they can send photos (one headshot and one full body shot) and all contact information to kamloopsbg@freemancasting.com.

Contact the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission at 250-377-8673 or tnfc@tnrd.ca with questions.