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Extras wanted for Dunkirk movie being made by Sleaford film student

By Sleaford Target  |  Posted: June 23, 2012

PREPARATION: Sleaford's very own Callum Burn will be filming in his home town of Sleaford.

UP and coming actors are being invited to take part as extras in a movie being made by a Sleaford man.

Student Callum Burn, 20, is making the movie as part of his studies at the MET Film School based at Ealing Studios in London.

The film is about the rearguard action by men of the British Expeditionary Force at Dunkirk in 1940.

He is working alongside his father Andy who is joint-producer on the project.

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Andy said: "Unfortunately, one of our lead actors had to pull out this week for personal reasons so we are running auditions.

"We are also looking for up to 10 extras and I thought that local drama groups might be keen to help.

"However, someone who is really interested and passionate about film would be considered for extra work.

"Obviously, these roles would be unpaid, but an up and coming actor will get some fantastic experience, working with industry standard crew and equipment, not to mention considerable exposure when the film is entered into festivals next year."

But before the movie could be filmed in the Sleaford area, Callum needed to raise the £1,500 budget.

Andy added: "We managed to get within £200 of our funding target, which was pretty much what we expected.

"Pre-production is still moving at a pace, with uniforms, props etc arriving thick and fast.

"The script is now at the fourth draft stage and I think Callum is happy with it now.

"Although, there is a tendency to make changes right up to the last minute.

"The MET Film School has agreed to lend the majority of the technical equipment, which is a huge help."

Anyone who is interested in being an extra can go along to a meeting at 52 Southfields, Sleaford NG34 7LB, on Saturday, June 23 at 11am.

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