PSA: extras for the Battle in Seattle

“Battle in Seattle”, an independent film about to go into production in the Vancouver area, is seeking activists with a passion for taking it to the streets when the cameras are rolling. Based on one of the most incendiary political uprisings in a generation, Battle in Seattle takes an in-depth look at the five days that rocked the world in 1999 as tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in protest of the World Trade Organization. The film was written and will be directed by Stuart Townsend and will star Charlize Theron as a pregnant bystander who loses her baby during the riot.

We are offering an incentive of $12 a head to grassroots organizations who can provide us with a group, the hope being that that money can be of benefit to their community and cause. We need a great number of background performers, and would like to have as diverse a group, in ethnicity, age, gender and background as we can find.

The scene that needs the most people will be shooting on the weekend of November 4th and ideally, we would like to have a pool of extras we can call on throughout November. All food is provided, and we will be shooting almost entirely on weekends.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of the production of a film that will tell a story of profound global importance, a story the mass media suppressed and a story that is itself a movement for cultural transformation. We deeply appreciate your participation.

Feel free to forward this poster to all who might want to be included.

Best regards,
Battle In Seattle Productions

Follow up:

At last, I have received the schedule.

We need extras the 4th, 5th, 6th, 25th and 27th of November, The biggest days are the 25th and 27th, with the 27th (which is, inconveniently, a Monday) needing 150 people. Even if you can only get people for one or two days (prioritizing the big ones if possible) that will still get the incentive, and be a great help to us.

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