Be an Extra in Short Film about PTSD soldier

Latest from the Producer:
1. Thank you for the followup.  We definitely need background extras for both night, Friday and Saturday so if your crew of about a dozen people can make tonight we would love to have you.  Call time is 9:30 pm at Bill Batemans Bistro in the glass room to the right.  (a PA or I will be there).  566 Governor Ritchie Hwy severna park md.  That is the holding and we will be shooting at Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse. We also need the same extras on saturday and if you all can make both, the more the merrier.   Michael Garvey Producer[masked]

2. I am very happy that you all can make the shoot on Saturday.  The wardrobe is casual attire for a Japanese Steakhouse (Shorts, casual pants, etc), preferably yellow, green or blue or combination is fine too. Basically we will be shooting a scene at a table and you all will be restaurant goers at different states, some arriving some in the middle of dinner, some leaving, etc.  We will explain more on set, thanks.  Please report to: Bill Batemans Bistro at 7:00pm ,  http://billbateman.com/bill_batemans_bistro_severna_park_maryland_md.php.  There is a room to the right of the entrance which will be extras holding.  Looking forward to meeting everyone.

TWO separate Meetup events have been created so people can help me give the Producer an idea of how many from our Club may be attending each shoot. Please RSVP to each one that you plan to attend.

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From SP Patch:
Severna Park filmmaker Don Hutcheson, of Liftoph Productions, is shooting a scene for his upcoming movie For Love of a Fish at Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse on July 19 and 20, and is looking for extras to fill the restaurant.

For Love of a Fish is a short film aimed to bring awareness to the issue of soldier suicide, Hutcheson said.

The goal of the film is to entertain and inform the general public about Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, military and veteran suicide and the real-life trauma many family members face when their loved ones go off to war.

The scene that will be shot at Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse, features a dramatic reunion of friends.

When the veteran and his wife meet with friends at Kyoto, “conversation heats up with potentially deadly consequences scraping the couple’s raw nerves and exposing the fragile but durable nature of love,” Hutcheson said.

The scene requires that Kyoto’s be filled on July 19 and 20, The scene will be shot after the restaurant closes at 10 p.m., and will finish at 5 a.m.

“There is a bonus, food at the restaurant, and of course, your 15 minutes of fame,” Hutcheson said.

I just spoke with the listed contact. She told me that the date and time changed and just show up on Saturday at 6:30. I think the aim of the movie is noble. I imagine Shannon and some others may be interested...

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  • Carol

    Latest FB update:
    "We may be making changes and can use new extras too-so please email me at [masked] if you can make tonight's final shoot at 9pm at Kyoto Japanese steakhouse in Severna park md"

    July 21, 2013

    • Kevin J. K.

      I'm very unimpressed with their professionalism, especially considering that it's a local company dealing with locals.

      1 · July 21, 2013

    • dennis d.

      I really got confused with all this so I didn't go.... however I do have an interest in the film and the idea PTSD.... especially from the Civil War

      July 21, 2013

  • Carol

    For those of you that showed up on Friday... entry in For Love of a Fish FB page (https://www.facebook.com/ForLoveOfaFish):
    "Calling all extras, due to unforeseen and foreseen circumstances we need everyone that were sitting in the restaurant on Friday night to come out for a final shoot at Kyoto restaurant tonight. We will be calling people, however we need to make sure we alert everyone and hopefully you will be able to make it out. Thank you! Please email me at [masked] with your availability."

    Nothing was accomplished at last night's taping. I sent an email letting them know I have work tomorrow and could only do it if it was earlier... that I couldn't just sit around and wait again. I'll keep you posted.

    1 · July 21, 2013

    • Carol

      "We are shooting the inside scene at 9pm and there is no time to waste-we will be using extras the entire time" I told them I have a two hour limit.

      July 21, 2013

    • Kevin J. K.

      WOW. Nothing accomplished in all that time. Incredible.

      July 21, 2013

  • Carol

    For those of you who signed up for this event when it was originally for Saturday's taping, Saturday's taping is now this event:
    http://www.meetup.com/annapolismovieclub/events/130384412/.

    July 20, 2013

    • Carol

      And note that it is at 7:00, not 9:30.

      July 20, 2013

  • dennis d.

    Oooo...thought I signed for saturday....

    July 19, 2013

  • Carol

    Are we meeting anywhere in particular?

    July 19, 2013

  • dennis d.

    Since I work with trauma and some ptsd...this could be interesting

    1 · July 19, 2013

    • Kevin J. K.

      I'd mention it to the Producer when you arrive. You might even consult a bit!

      July 19, 2013

  • Carol

    How late will they be shooting tonight? Not sure how late I can stay awake after getting up at 5:00 for work.

    July 19, 2013

  • July 19, 2013

  • Kevin J. Kohler changed the date and time from Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 6:30 PM to Friday, July 19, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    July 19, 2013

  • Kevin J. K.

    Kevin, Thank you for the followup. We definitely need background extras for both night, Friday and Saturday so if your crew of about a dozen people can make tonight we would love to have you. Call time is 9:30 pm at Bill Batemans Bistro in the glass room to the right. (a PA or I will be there). 566 Governor Ritchie Hwy Severna Park Md. That is the holding and we will be shooting at Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse. We also need the same extras on Saturday and if you all can make both, the more the merrier. Michael Garvey
    Producer[masked] ----
    I never found where the email was posted, but many thanks to Carol for helping me make the connection and solidify what's going on.

    I have no idea why I received such incorrect information as I did from Amy, the person the Patch says is the Casting Coordinator.

    As the famous dramatist said, All's Well That End's Well.

    July 19, 2013

  • Carol

    FB page says:

    "ATTENTION extras! Whoever has been confirmed as an extra for Friday or Saturday night please email me at [masked]. with your name phone number and the days you've been confirmed for. We need to get a final tally and if you have not been confirmed and are interested in being an extra for our film please send your name phone number to the same email
    Please respond as soon as you can."

    Have we been confirmed?

    July 19, 2013

    • Kevin J. K.

      And thanks.

      July 19, 2013

    • Carol

      I found the article in SP Patch and clicked the link for the film... I think. I can't verify from work.

      July 19, 2013

  • Kevin J. K.

    Amy and everyone:
    No, you should still be able to attend, Amy. The one time I've been able to talk to someone, I was told to "just show up" at 6:30 Sat. I think she said filming would start at 7.

    The above copy up to "I just spoke..." is what was originally published by the SP Patch. I was told radically different:
    "The plans have changed--show up Saturday at 6:30 p.m.", was pretty much it. I'm disappointed that my messages about the group attending have gone unreturned so far. I will be more available today to try and try again to reach someone. I will also try the restaurant directly...

    I hope no one will be disappointed, but information is scant--you guys know everything I know. I think the big thing to keep in mind that this is a short film, not a Hollywood feature.

    Hope this helps...I look forward to meeting all of these new faces and all of having a unique experience and perhaps helping a film with a noble "mission" get made.

    July 19, 2013

  • A s.

    Sorry I and my guest. Won't be able to make it Did not realize filming started at 10PM Wish it had been at 6:30. Hope you all have fun

    July 18, 2013

  • Matt

    I would love to do this, but I'll be playing a show in Annapolis that evening. Best of luck!

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • David J.

    Had a friend in Richmond, did the same thing, got in a scene.

    July 16, 2013

  • Kevin J. K.

    Left a VM for the contact letting her know about our group...

    July 16, 2013

  • A s.

    What should we wear?

    1 · July 12, 2013

    • Kevin J. K.

      Kimonos.
      Seriously. It's a little Japanese restaurant. Where whatever you would normally wear when you're going out for dinner. If it help, give yourself a back story--like you're meeting a date or celebrating a birthday. I doubt it will matter.

      July 12, 2013

    • Kevin J. K.

      I like the dress in your picture!

      July 13, 2013

  • Kevin J. K.

    As we're already starting to get a nice-sized group of interested folks who plan to attend, I'll call the contact next week and give her a heads-up.
    I see we have some +1s. That should be beneficial.
    I'll continue to keep you all posted. I'm glad it occurred to me to share this with the gang. Always got to think about your best audience for things...

    July 12, 2013

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