Film crew looking for actors, autos and more

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 15, 2006

Want to make your car a star? See your John Deere on the silver screen?

If you have vintage cars, trucks, tractors (or not-so-vintage horses and mules), then the &uot;Honeydripper&uot; team just might have a spot for their use in the period film being shot this fall in Butler County.

The film crew is looking for 1950s-era and older models of vehicles to use in the movie, which is set in 1951.

Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce Director Carol Lee is compiling a list of contacts for such authentic items.

Want to get your face in film?

The filmmakers are also looking for plenty of talented people, particularly African-Americans, to fill speaking roles and to serve as extras.

&uot;If you interested in being in the movie, please submit a photo you don’t want returned, along with your name, contact info and any special skills or acting experience you have, and give it to Carol,&uot; Maggie Renzi, the film’s producer, said.

Anyone willing to work behind the scenes on set design, et al. should also submit their names and contact info to Lee at the Chamber Depot.

&uot;We hope to get a lot of our young people in the county to be part of this process. It is a wonderful learning experience,&uot; Renzi said.

A local accountant will also be needed, the producer said.

Since some of the movie people will be in town for several months, housing is an additional need, one local citizens may be able to provide.

&uot;We are still looking for furnished houses – one, two, three, four-bedroom – that we can rent. If you have something, please contact Carol,&uot; Renzi said.

&uot;We want to use as many resources as possible right here in Butler County.&uot;

For additional information or to &uot;get on the list,&uot; contact Carol Lee at 382-3251.