EDISTO ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) — The latest production from Hallmark is still searching for locals to appear as extras in an upcoming film directed by Keisha Knight Pulliam.
“Girlfriends’ Getaway,” starring Tamera Mowry, follows a group of women at a retreat and will film in the Charleston and Edisto Island areas.
Production begins Monday and features a predominately African-American, female-led cast and crew. It is expected to finish filming in mid-May.
Other familiar faces in the film include:
- Brad James: Best known for his role as Todd in the sitcom Tyler Perry’s ‘For Better or Worse’
- Krystal Joy Brown: Broadway actress best known for her portrayal of Diana Ross in Motown: The Musical
- Chelsea Tavares: Best known for her roles on Nickelodeon shows ‘Unfabulous’ and ‘Just Jordan’ and Patience Roberts in The CW series ‘All American’
“There’s definitely a strong female presence in the film, so a lot of women is what I’m looking for,” casting director Karlie Loland-Ringer said.
There have already been more than 600 applicants from the Charleston area, but the casting company still needs more. Loland-Ringer said they are mostly looking for women aged 25-50, but men are encouraged to apply as well.
“I’m looking for stand-ins, background actors, people to play multiple days,” Loland-Ringer said, adding that the stand-ins are needed the most.
The casting company promises competitive daily rates for all involved in the project, some up to $150 per day.
“It’s a good opportunity to come have some fun or just simply make some money,” Loland Ringer said. “We’re just looking to create a really great project, do something really cool, and breaking [sic] into a new area.”
COVID-19 testing is required for participation. The cost will be covered by the production.
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