Director plans casting call

PARKERSBURG – An essential in making a movie – other than a camera – are the actors and a local filmmaker hopes to have a large group show up for an open casting call.

“The Seven,” a suspense thriller, will personify the seven deadly sins, Director Sean Humberg said.

Humberg is holding an open casting call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at Fort Boreman Park in Parkersburg.

“We are looking for anybody who wants to help out and be a part of film making,” Humberg said. “We are still looking for someone to play Lust as well as children to play the characters in flashbacks.”

According to the Facebook event page ( 15VlLY0), the story takes place during the course of the completion of a crime and the inevitable turn of events set in place by the poor choices of seven friends.

The film not only includes dark humor and action, but also what the writers are calling “psychological assaults.”

While the lead female role for Lust is listed for someone between the ages of 18 and 27 years old, supporting roles are needed for children between 10 and 16 years old and children to attend a birthday party from the age of 8 and up. There are several roles for parents of those children.

Along with those defined roles, Humberg and his partner Zeilo Vogta also are looking for adult extras for bar and store scenes and small parts for a store clerk, police officers, construction workers and birthday party goers.

“Really, we want anyone to come,” Humberg said. “Anyone who wants to work in front of or behind the camera is welcome.”

The behind the camera roles include assistants to the director and cast and for lighting and sound equipment, wardrobe and setting up scenes. Everyone must be 18 or older or 16 and 17 with parents’ written and signed permission.

Hopefuls are asked to bring a recent photo of themselves or their children with valid identification to the casting. Those without a picture will be asked to return with one.

They should be prepared to be interviewed and read lines and act scenes.

Those auditioning for speaking roles will be provided with a portion of the script during the interview. Non-speaking roles will not be required to do so.

Humberg, who was the lead special effects and makeup artist for last year’s “Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies” that was filmd in Parkersburg said he has high hopes for his directoral debut.

“When it is filmed and editing is complete, we plan to send it to the Sundance Film Festival,” he said.