Extras still needed for local courtroom film

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Jury duty has never been easier.

A local filmmaker is still in need of extras for a jury in his courtroom drama. The film, titled “Objects in the Mirror” centers around a manslaughter case involving a county attorney.

“As (the Manhattan Arts Center) is a community theatre with volunteer-only workers, it is not easy to get people together, but we’ve mostly managed to get this project off the ground,” Hal Dace, the movie’s co-director, told KMAN Thursday. “But we need one last push to get more extras to commit to perform.”

Penny Cullers is the other co-director.

In April, Riley County commissioners approved a request by Dace to use the Riley County Courthouse for filming.

So far, Dace says the production has nine people committed to the movie’s jury.

“We obviously need 12,” Dace said.

He added he also needs extras for the courtroom public gallery and extras for restaurant scenes at Della Voce on Monday and Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. till noon.

Courtroom scenes will be filmed Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to roughly 1 p.m. There will be additional filming dates there on June 25 and July 1, also beginning at 8:30 a.m.

“Things have been going very well,” Dace said. “We have one of the best casts that has ever been put together by the Manhattan Arts Center, two very high quality cameras, and a very talented director of photography. The screenplay has been praised by many people already.”

Anyone interested in being an extra can email Dace at hdace@live.com.

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