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How to become a background actor in a movie being filmed in Winston-Salem

The drama “Space Cowboy” will be filmed over three weeks in the Twin City.

People standing around a front porch with filming equipment.

The production company’s film “Days of August” was shot last summer in Winston-Salem.

Photo by Syd Long via 1716 Digital

Here’s your chance for your big screen debut. You can be a background actor in the coming-of-age drama “Space Cowboy” that will be filmed in Winston-Salem.

The feature-length film from NC-based production company 1716 Digital is about two friends on a high school soccer team who struggle with addiction and loss. The cast and crew, many of whom attend UNC School of the Arts, tell WStoday they chose the Twin City as the location because of its embrace of filmmaking, drama, and the arts.

Filmmakers are looking for talent of all ages and ethnicities who are available July 22 through Aug. 10. You won’t receive payment and you probably won’t see your name in lights but you’ll get credit on screen + on IMDb. Interested? Here’s what you need to email producers by Thursday, July 18:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Pronouns
  • Headshot
  • Availability on filming dates

Background actors chosen for roles will be notified by Sunday, July 21. A release date for the film hasn’t been announced yet.

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