Walt Disney Pictures in association with Mayhem Pictures are set to begin shooting the feature film “McFarland” in the San Joaquin Valley, California area beginning in September, 2013. The casting director will be auditioning athletic Hispanic men ages 17 to 23 with running experience to recreate an authentic realism of McFarland High Cougars’s 1990’s cross-country team, who became unlikely 9-time California champions. This film was originally scheduled to begin shooting in June, however production was pushed to September.
On May 2, 2009 Mine That Bird pulled off the second-biggest upset in Kentucky Derby history by winning the 135th running of the race. Now the true story is being told in a biopic feature film titled “50 to 1”. The movie is in production in Louisville, KY and over 500 extras are being cast to work on the film. The shooting days are likely from October 12th through the 21st. These are fully paid positions with overtime likely, as film shoots commonly run 10-12 hours and longer. No prior experience working as a background performer is necessary, and there are no fees whatsoever to be considered.