THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURE FILMING
IN THE DFW AREA
LOOKING FOR FOOTBALL PLAYERS AND EXTRAS
One Heart movie to hold open casting call in North Texas
September 9, 11-12th.
Dallas, TX (September 5, 2012) – Eterné Films will host an open audition for the cast of the theatrical motion picture, One Heart, September 9th & 11-12th with football player interviews to be held at the Hilton Southlake, in Southlake Town Center on September 9th. If selected, players will be invited to an on-field tryout September 11th and 12th, at Dragon Stadium. The Producers and Director of One Heart will conduct auditions for football players for the movie, which will be filmed in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area beginning in October 2012.
Based on real-life events, One Heart tells the amazing story of a 2008 high school football game between Grapevine Faith School and the Gainesville State School, a maximum-security juvenile facility. They were two groups from diverse backgrounds whose paths crossed to create life-changing hope and inspiration for those on both sides of the ball. Two teams, two cultures, One Heart. The movie is being produced by Eterné Films in association with Birchwood Pictures.
“One Heart is a powerful story that is already impacting troubled kids right where we live and all across America,” said Jason Witten, All-Pro tight end for the Dallas Cowboys. This event has changed the lives of all of those involved, including, David Armas, who is trying out for a role in the movie as well. “One Heart has given me hope and a real second chance that has already made a difference in my life”
One Heart director, Mark Ellis, and producers Steve Riach and Larry Frenzel, will hold the audition to fill the roles of high school football players. Additional roles including cheerleaders, prison guards, football coaches, “extras”, etc., will be casted by One Heart’s local casting director, Beth Sepko. Interested participated can also register at www.oneheartmovie.com.
Interested players and extras must pre-register by logging on to www.oneheartmovie.com. Deadline for registration is September 8, 2012.
PLAYER REQUIREMENTS: Male players between the ages of 18-25 with extensive football experience. Players must have completed their high school football eligibility and should NOT be seeking NCAA eligibility through a college or junior college football program. Those selected for player roles are paid positions.
Registration, screening and interviews will be held on Sunday, September 9th,
at the Hilton Hotel Southlake Town Square, in Southlake, TX, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
On-field tryouts will be held on Tuesday, September 11th and Wednesday, September 12th at a Dragon Stadium located in Southlake, TX.
Those interested in participating that do not meet the specific requirements for football players can still tryout for the movie. Information on other roles can be found at www.oneheartmovie.com.
Mark Ellis, Director, has been a leader in scripted sports action for Hollywood productions for over 20 years. Mark has directed Oscar winning actors and Hall of Fame athletes in over 40 movies grossing more than one billion dollars at the box office. Films he has worked on include The Rookie, Miracle, Invincible, The Longest Yard, Radio, and We Are Marshall. He’s also collaborated on multiple TV projects and commercial development. Mark played college football at Appalachian State and graduated from the University of South Carolina. His company, Sports Studio, LLC, is the industry leader in directing, coordinating, equipping, and casting for sports action films, television, and commercials.
Steve Riach, Producer/Screenwriter, is a veteran filmmaker and award-winning producer and writer. He has over 25 years experience in film and television, working with some of the most prominent names in sports, and has produced and written numerous award-winning documentaries.
Larry Frenzel, Producer/Screenwriter, is a producer, writer and attorney, with extensive experience in development, production and distribution. His producing credits include The Lightkeepers(producer) and Grace Unplugged (producer), coming 2013.
Beth Sepko has cast numerous productions that include: Dallas, Friday Night Lights, Lone Star, Machete, Second Hand Lions, Spy Kids 1 & 2, Miss Congeniality, and many others.
Eterné Films develops and produces independent films and other intellectual properties containing virtuous content that inspires, informs, and entertains.
Birchwood Pictures produces and distributes independent films that provoke thought and instill hope through moving, redemptive and entertaining stories.
FOOTBALL PLAYERS ONLY
Sunday, September 9th, 2012
Registration for FOOTBALL PLAYERS ONLY (REQUIRED)
LOCATION: Southlake Hilton, Southlake, Texas
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
ON-FIELD FOOTBALL TRYOUTS for pre-selected players only
LOCATION: Dragon Stadium, Southlake, Texas
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
ON-FIELD FOOTBALL CALLBACKS
LOCATION: Dragon Stadium, Southlake, Texas
EXTRAS CASTING – MUST BE OVER 18 – Registration Required on website. (Coaches, Guards, Cheerleaders, Inmates, etc. Some of these roles will be paid) They do not need to attend casting call at this time.
GENERAL FANS – Registration Required on website. Fans will not be paid and do not need to attend the casting call.