2018-01-18 / Outdoors

‘Frequent visitors’ sought for Sleeping Bear Dunes movie

A Virginia-based production company is in search of extras for a movie currently being filmed at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

According to an email from Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, the production company, Orange Frame, plans to “highlight the park’s winter beauty and diversity of recreational activities.” The film will be played “many times” at the Philip A. Hart Visitor’s Center.

Orange Frame prefers “frequent visitors to” the park, “whose enthusiasm and familiarity with the park will appear genuine on camera.”

Shoots are scheduled for Jan. 27 (snowshoeing and sightseeing), Jan. 28 (cross-country skiing, hiking and sledding) and Jan. 29 (ice fishing).

The first “talent group” on Jan. 27 will be one parent and two 12-and-under kids snowshoeing and sightseeing at Good Harbor Trail and Port Oneida. The second talent group will be two middle-aged parents and one teenager snowshoeing at Empire Bluff Trail. Up to 10 additional extras are needed for the Good Harbor Trail and Empire Bluff Trail snowshoeing segments.

Three talent groups are sought on Jan. 28. The first is a male-female couple cross-country skiing at Alligator Hill Trail and hiking along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The second talent group is two women (age 20-35) crosscountry skiing on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. The third is a family with two parents (age 30-45) and three kids (two age 4-6; one age 9-11) sledding at the Dune Climb.

A one-person talent group is sought for Jan. 29. The adult will be filmed ice fishing at Narada Lake.

Those interested are encouraged to email both clockerby@bigorangeframe.com and merrith_baughman@ nps.gov no later than today with the following information: role(s) of interest, name(s) and age(s) of candidates, experience of candidate(s) with on-screen activity required, recent photo of candidate(s) and confirmed availability on the required shoot date.

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