Retro epic “1977” needs you!

We just received word from our friends at Kill Vampire Lincoln Productions that they are in search of all-around help this weekend when they shoot a big discotheque scene for the final installment of their “sci-fi Seventies” trilogy, ONCE UPON A TIME IN 1977. Returning leads Jonathan Harden, Maggie Gottlieb, Thomas Nicol, and Stephanie Swearingen will square off against “pimpbots” and other assorted malcontents under the watchful eye of creators Chris and Anne Lukeman.

Here is the pitch courtesy of Anne:

“Local independent film ONCE UPON A TIME IN 1977 is looking for additional extras and crew for a disco scene this weekend. The film is a science fiction period piece and the scenes will take place near [the University of Illinois] campus in the old White Horse [Inn] building.

“Great experience and a fun set. Meals and film credit will be provided. We also have crew openings for production assistants, a 2nd assistant director, assistant camera operators, set photographer, grips, and puppeteers.

Extras needed 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both Saturday [October 6] and Sunday [October 7]. Even if you can only come for part of the shoot, preferably in four-hour chunks, let us know! Please bring some vaguely 1970s disco clothes if you have them; we will have some costuming on set but more is always better.

“For more information about the project, please e-mail chrislukeman [at] gmail [dot] com.”

At this point, we’ll presume some of the roles behind the camera have been filled, but indie projects can never have too many extras to fill their sets. Feel free to hit them up and offer your services! More information about the first short, ONCE UPON A TIME IN 1972, can be found on Facebook and you can watch its trailer below; the middle episode, ONCE UPON A TIME IN 1973, has yet to appear on-line.

~ Jason Pankoke

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