The Edmond Sun

January 22, 2014

Movie extras needed this weekend in Guthrie

Special to The Sun

GUTHRIE — Have you ever wanted to be in a movie? This weekend, the people in and around Guthrie have their chance as the feature-length docu-drama AMERICA films iconic scenes from our country’s history.

The film is looking for non-speaking extras on Saturday and/or Sunday in Guthrie. All roles will be paid $50 each.

Produced by Gerald R. Molen (Shindler’s List) and Gray Frederickson (The Godfather I & II) and directed by John Sullivan, the film explores what the world would be like if America had never existed. Key points in American history will be examined to determine how those events not only impacted the United States, but also how they impacted the world.

On Saturday, the film needs a number of African American adults, more than 50 total. Scenes will be depicted with actors portraying Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

On Sunday, the film is re-enacting the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates and needs dozens of adult men and women of any ethnicity.

Those working Saturday can also appear Sunday, or they can just appear for one day.

Call times are expected to be around 6:30 or 7 a.m. and filming should last most of the day.

Period wardrobe will be provided, but Civil War-era re-enactors are also encouraged to bring their own materials.

Local casting director Chris Freihofer, who has cast such Oklahoma-made films like August: “Osage County,” “Rudderless,” “You Can’t Win,” “To the Wonder” and “The Killer Inside Me” and many more, said this weekend will be a fun opportunity for everyone involved.

“We’ve been filming for well over a week now and actors and extras are just having a blast,” Freihofer said. “The footage looks fantastic and everyone is having fun doing it.”

The film is expected to have a nationwide release.

If you would like to take part in the film this weekend, email a photo of everyone willing to appear, include the names of everyone in the photo or photos, your best phone numbers to reach you, clothing sizes, and ages of children. Place the day you are available to appear in the subject heading of the email and send to

If you are selected to appear in the film, you will be contacted by telephone by a member of the casting team.