Community Film Cast - Extras Still Needed

The eighth annual community film "Checking In" will be directed by local filmmaker Connor King who also wrote the script. The film will be made on August 1 and 2 with support from TownePlace Suites of Oxford. Extras are still needed. To participate email: jconnorking [at] gmail.com. 

If interested in being an Executive Producer, contact Melanie Addington at info [at] oxfordfilmfest.com

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Pops - Jaime Adams

Jaime Adams is best known for her work with Theatre Oxford Board. She has also  appeared in Driven (2018) with Supernatural’s Richard Speight, Jr., Forced Move (2016), and OFF’s FireMax, Killer Kudzu, and #fifteen. 

 

 
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Goner - Alex Thiel

Alex Thiel is a local filmmaker and musician. He is also a regular staff member of the Oxford Film Festival. This is his first on-screen role. 

 

Brad - Josh Heylin

Joshua Heylin, a resident of Oxford, is thrilled do be a part of
“Checked In” as well as getting to work with some familiar and
new faces. He attended the University of Mississippi where he
further honed his acting potential on stage as well as on camera.
He absolutely can’t wait for everyone to see the magic that he
and the rest of the cast and crew are bringing to the screen!

 
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Rachel - Olivia Kerns

Olivia Kerns is a 19 year old Theatre Major at The University of Mississippi. She has participated in many forms of Theatre since she was 5 years old. Olivia is very passionate about theatre and works very hard. She is very excited to have been casted and work on this film and hopes you enjoy!

 
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Vanessa - Trish Brummett

Trish Brummett is an artist from Oxford, Mississippi. She has a passion for photography, petting cats, and plays Pokémon Go in her free time.

 
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Tonya - Paula Stack

Paula Stack joins us from Racine WI, having achieved her dream of appearing on both stage and screen here in Mississippi, We'll never get rid of her!  Thanks to John and Nate for Coming here with me, and letting me see the stars, birds, and trees.

 
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Hannah - Michelle Bright

Michelle Bright has spent the better part of her son's teen years saying, "Has anyone seen my son?" so she feels a kindred spirit with Hannah's impatience with the nonsense that keeps her from getting to her child. When not spending hours searching for son, she teaches writing, and enjoys theatre, film, and finding everything else she loses on a daily basis. 

 
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Bellboy - Jake Hall

Jake is a local Oxonian who’s been in involved with theatre and film since his early teens. He’s honored to portray the part of Bellboy in the film and would like to thank his friends and family for the endless support in his pursuit of acting.
 

 

EXTRAS

Marilyn and Dick Frey, Henry Clarke, Toni Coleman, Ray Sizemore, Harold and Joseph Brummett, Edward Parker, Marcus Black, Allyson Alford , Bill Hughes, Maegan Staggs, John Melton 

CREW:
DIRECTOR: CONNOR KING
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: BRIAN WHISENANT
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRISTINA HUFF
ASSISTANT CAMERA: LUCINDA ROBERTS
PRODUCER & CRAFT SERVICES: MELANIE ADDINGTON
LINE PRODUCER: KAYLEIGH GRAHAM
SOUND: MATT WYMER
LIGHTING: ANTONIO TARRELL
KEY GRIP: DAMON BURKS
MAKEUP: WHITNEY FRIDAY
MAKEUP: WHITLEY O'NEAL
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: LEXI PURVIS, CALEB HALL

 

 

Fifteen Cast!

The seventh annual community film for the festival this year, Fifteen, will be directed by Melanie Addington who also wrote the script. Melanie also serves as the Executive Director of the Oxford Film Festival and is excited to direct her first community film. 

Fifteen is a parallel world where everyone is famous thanks to social media but some people are super-famous. Maggie just doesn't want to be one of them anymore. 

Extras are needed for 5 of the scenes and you can email info@oxfordfilmfest.com to take part! 

FIFTEEN FEATURED CAST: 

 The film will star Rachel Adkins as Maggie. 

The film will star Rachel Adkins as Maggie. 

 Paula Stack will play Maggie's Mom.

Paula Stack will play Maggie's Mom.

 Andy Douglas stars as the Clerk. 

Andy Douglas stars as the Clerk. 

 Zuri Brown will play Bookstore Customer.

Zuri Brown will play Bookstore Customer.

 Kaye Bryant will play super-famous Kaye.

Kaye Bryant will play super-famous Kaye.

 Makenzie Clark will play Hannah.

Makenzie Clark will play Hannah.

 Brian Whisenant will play Hannah's Dad.

Brian Whisenant will play Hannah's Dad.

 James Powell will play Waiter.

James Powell will play Waiter.

 Joshua Theus will play the chef.

Joshua Theus will play the chef.

 Jonathan Orange will play customer in restaurant.

Jonathan Orange will play customer in restaurant.

 Jacob Hall will play customer at restaurant.

Jacob Hall will play customer at restaurant.

Extras needed for Community Film "FireMax"

 Max McDonaldson blows fire as FireMax. Jake Hall stars as Round About. Photo Courtesy of Melanie Addington

Max McDonaldson blows fire as FireMax. Jake Hall stars as Round About. Photo Courtesy of Melanie Addington

OXFORD FILM FEST COMMUNITY FILM LOOKING FOR EXTRAS

The Oxford Film Festival is producing its newest addition of the community film, FIREMAX, and will need extras for a large scene on Saturday, August 13. Taking part in the Art-Er Limits Fringe Festival, the experience is designed to allow for people in Oxford to take part in the creative process of making a movie.

Firemax is directed by Rory Ledbetter and produced by Melanie Addington and the Oxford Film Festival. The movie is about a superhero that must save Oxford from villains. A light-hearted comedy, the movie is family friendly. Extras of all ages are needed. If a minor, an adult must check you in during filming.

Extras are asked to email Melanie Addington by Thursday, August 11th to receive more detailed instruction at Melanieaddington@oxfordfilmfest.com. Extras will be part of a scene on the Courthouse Lawn on Saturday, August 13, filming at 9 a.m. and ending before noon. Extras must wear comfortable clothes that they would wear to an arts fair and clothing should have no logos on them. Check in on Saturday will be Shelter on Van Buren beginning at 8 am and no later than 8:30 a.m.

WARDROBE: Please wear comfortable clothing that would be suitable for walking around an Arts Festival (a la Double Decker Arts Festival) in the hot summer. Also, please wear tops/shirts/dresses that are either Red, Yellow, Orange, Purple, Black, or Green, or a combination of these colors. We would like everyone to avoid wearing Blue and White. However, blue jeans or off-white shorts are fine.

Artists are also needed to take part to showcase their art in the fair. Contact Melanie Addington if your artwork could be loaned for the scene.

The movie will premiere on Wednesday, February 15 as part of the 14th annual Oxford Film Festival to be held February 15-19, 2017.

ABOUT OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL

The Oxford Film Festival was founded in 2003 to bring exciting, new and unusual films (and the people who create them) to North Mississippi. The annual five-day festival screens short and feature-length films in both showcase and competition settings, including narrative and documentary features and shorts; Mississippi narratives, documentaries and music videos, and narrative, documentary, animated and experimental shorts. The festival is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.  

 

Be part of the crew for the community film!

 

Want to learn how to make a movie or be part of the Oxford Film Festival? Then join our one-day shoot for the community film, Once a Month, on August 22. We will film in Lafayette County and could use people who can help with the set, can donate food or help with craft services and more!

Sign up today! 

https://oxfordff.wufoo.com/forms/community-film-crew/