Southern Kentucky’s fledgling film industry is taking another step in its development. A casting call will be held in Cave City on April 11 for the second film to be produced in collaboration with the Southern Kentucky Film Commission.
The movie, called “Mail Order Monster,” is a family film about a young girl dealing with the death of her mother. The cast includes a variety of characters, including middle schoolers, a sheriff and an Italian restaurant owner.
Branscombe Richmond has been working with the Southern Kentucky Film Commission. He says the open casting call signals an opportunity for Southern Kentucky.
“It’s important for Kentucky because we’re going to start to open up an opportunity to see if there is some talent that can ready to be in a motion picture and a television show. A lot of times the actors come from Hollywood or New York or Chicago, or wherever they have a pool of talent.”
Richmond says there’s a variety of characters in the film.
“We’re looking for middle schoolers. We’re also looking for a sheriff. We’re also looking for an Italian restaurant owner. We’ve got a lot of extras that we need as well.”
The casting call will be held at the Cave City Convention Center on Tuesday, April 11 at 7 p.m.
Filming will be done during the summer in Barren, Hart, Edmonson and Warren counties. Producers of the film are Paulina Lagudi, Paul Lagudi and Robert J. Ulrich.
The first project produced in collaboration with the Southern Kentucky Film Commission is a Hallmark Channel movie called, “An Uncommon Grace.”