Janice Owens Lewison, owner of Organic Talent Management and Lewison Casting of Houston Texas, is now the Casting Associate for The Prodigal Film. Janice will be providing Extras Casting, casting supporting roles, and assisting with product placement for The Prodigal Film.
The following is from Michael Walters, Executive Producer and Director of The Prodigal Film on the Prodigal Film Extras Facebook Page- TO ALL ACTORS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN EITHER A FEATURED EXTRA OR BACKGROUND ACTOR ROLE IN THE PRODIGAL PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:
The Prodigal will be filming (DATES NOT SET YET) in the Houston area (Woodlands) and near the San Antonio and Alpine areas. This is a SAG/AFTRA project which Houston and San Antonio fall into the SAG/AFTRA exclusion zones which requires all extras to reside (have an address) within 100 mile radius of filming (in this case Houston or San Antonio), unless the extra has a unique look or talent needed in the film.
COMPENSATION, SAG/AFTRA ELIGIBILITY
Actors will be paid SAG/AFTRA rates currently $139 per day. Snacks, sandwiches and drinks will be provided. Filming days can be 12-14 hours, so extras must be committed more.
As an bonus it is the casting departments goal to try where possible to schedule extras to be on set for at least three days which will allow the actor to become SAG/AFTRA eligible.
We believe in giving credit where credit is due. Unless we are breaking some law or rule somewhere, extras will not be given credits on IMDb but may appear on the closing credits of the film. Featured extras may appear on the IMDb page but not guaranteed.
WHERE TO SUBMIT.
Mail a hard copy of your most current head shot/resume to our Extras Casting Director, Janice Lewison. It does not need to be an 8 x 10, if you do not have a CURRENT one. A 4x6 or 5 x 7 will work. Current is the keyword with all of your stats and contact info as well on photo. Extras Casting is assembling a book to have onset with hard copies. Mail ASAP to: 19811 Wood Walk Lane Humble Texas, 77346-2023. Your efforts are appreciated.
For ongoing Extras Casting Information, https://www.facebook.com/groups/487011424690236/ .
If you have a resume and an IMDb rank, please submit that too. Preferences will also be given to those who LIKE us or FRIEND The Prodigal both on Facebook and our IMDB page.
The Prodigal Film, an updated film version of the classic story, has been creating a lot of buzz in its pre-production stage. It is breaking ground in Texas and beyond, as it is including top-tier talent from around the country. The Prodigal Film chronicles the life of reckless teen Josh Summers, the tragic consequences of his choices, and his painful road back home to redemption.
This epic movie has just begun pre-production as a full SAG indie and is in final negotiations for world-wide theatrical distribution with NBC Universal. With a cast of over 70 for this epic feature, major stars include Gerald McRaney (Red Tails). Currently 15 well-known actors are under negotiation or are currently awaiting contracts to be attached to this film. The Prodigal Film has stars who have appeared in some of the top grossing films including, Titanic, Fast and Furious, Jerry McGuire, Never Ending Story, Back To The Future, Blade Runner, Batman Begins, Total Recall, and Con Air and many popular television series.
Many Texas actors fill supporting roles: Mike Gassaway (W, Friday Night Lights...), Donny Boaz (The Great Debaters...), George Cisneros (Million Dollar Moon Rock Heist...), Jackson Burns (Walker Texas Ranger...), Yankie Grant (Divorce Texas Style...), Janene Randall (Dallas...), Rosa Nichols (Chase...), Roni Hummel (Bad News Bears...), Michael Gardner (Dallas...), Shayla Bagir (Cold War...), Zulema Nall ( Wake Me Up TV Series...), Chanelle Klabunde (Friday Night Lights...), Katy Fulkerson (Under Nitrous...), Eddie Bauer Jr. (My Heart Dies with You...), Johnny Solinger as himself, Brandon Thomas Pentecost (Matt Mercury and his Rocket Rangers...), Carl Bailey (Django Unchained...), Devlyn Tyree (Chance...), Tanner Fontana (Icarus Descending...), Maddie Benbenek (Jake's Song...), Gracie Whitton (The Gates... ), Mckenna Grace (Crash and Berstein...), Landon Brooks (One More Day...), Whitley Perryman (It’s Been A Few Years...), Major Dodson (Alfred Thinks We're Aliens...), Cooper Dodson (Stay at Home Dads), Cameron Laskowski (Commercials...), Drew Waters (Redemption...), and introducing Paula Marcenaro Solinger and Olivia Flowers. The final casting of A- list actors is in process. Watch The Prodigal Film on IMDb for updated cast and crew members from around the nation and world. See http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2194242/ .
The Story of The Prodigal Film is by Executive Producer & Director Michael D. Walters. The Screenwriter is Wendy Casey Mohler. Producer, Veteran Stunt Coordinator, 2nd Unit Director is Jackson Burns. 2nd Assistant Director is Mike Gassaway. Director of Photography and 1st Unit Cinematographer is James Burgess. The Digital Editor is Chris Graham. The Location Sound Supervisor/ Mixer is Teddy Halloran. The Costume Designer is Rona LaMont. Hair and Makeup Supervisor is Andrea Schutter. The Location Manager is Audrey Brooks. Transportation Coordinator is Jack L. Sander. Military Advisor is George Cisneros. Producer and Acting/Dialogue Coach is Dr. Diane Howard. Digital Script Supervisor is Blu Van Zandt. Mark Clark is Gaffer. Boom Operator is Ferrick Halloran. Jon Guiberteau is Set Medic. Joshua Thomas and Hayley Ainsworth are PAs. Roxanne Torres is Assistant to The Director. Balint Sapszon is the Music Supervisor/ Composer. Executive Chef Le May of Epicurean Pleasures is the Caterer. Janice Owens Lewison is the Casting Associate. IMDb (Internet Movie Database) pages for each actor and crew member with their credits can be found on the IMDb page for The Prodigal Film.
The Story of The Prodigal Film is about Josh Summers, a reckless teen from an upper middle-class family who runs his life on high octane, assumes everything, and believes his family and the entire world owes him. Soon Josh's bad choices create a series of bad consequences and Josh's entire world unravels all around him, leaving a path of death and destruction. With family connections severed by his own undoing, Josh begins a four year journey of self-discovery.
Discharged out of the U.S. Army for crimes he has not committed, Josh travels as far away as he can from his troubles and winds up working on a South Texas ranch in the midst of economic hard times brought on by a severe drought and the drug cartel's war along the border. Here trouble still follows Josh; but and through the turmoil and tragedy, Josh experiences the power of redemption and is exonerated by an Army Judicial Review.
This is a classic, universal story with an epic Texas feel, high action drama, and plenty of unexpected twists and turns. It is not a preachy-film, but it is about the following in life: making the right choices, the power of forgiveness, and redemption. Already, test readers have told the producers how The Prodigal Film has changed their everyday lives. Audiences will quickly be able to identify with the character of The Prodigal and other characters as well.
Production budget is set at $12 million. The film will be shot on RED Epic.
Check out The Prodigal Film's Web site at www.theprodigalfilm.net. Please also LIKE the movie on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/TheProdigalFilm?fref=ts, and Twitter, https://twitter.com/TheProdigalFilm. For wonderful, inspirational interviews of the cast with their headshots see https://www.facebook.com/TheProdigalFilm?fref=ts . (Go to Photos.)
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