Extras needed for local film inspired by Harry Cohen

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Harry Cohen

BURLINGTON, N.C. — A film production company is looking for hundreds of extras to fill space in a feature movie inspired by the life of Harry Cohen, a Williams High School quarterback and football captain who died last August.

The faith-based movie, entitled ‘Find A Way,’ is currently being filmed in Alamance County.  Production officials said in a news release that several hundred extras will be needed for various scenes set to be shot on three different days.

The film is being directed by actor Burgess Jenkins, who is best-known for his role opposite Denzel Washington in ‘Remember the Titans.’  The production marks Jenkins’ first role as a director.

The film also stars several members of the Carolina Actors Group, including executive producer Cornelius Muller.

The scenes needing extras include a worship and funeral service at Riverside Baptist Church in Graham, an “student” scene in Whitley Auditorium at Elon University, an outdoor and indoor locker room scene, and a football game scene at Elon’s Rhodes Stadium, which will open the movie.

300 or more extras will be needed for the funeral and football game scenes, while about 20 will be needed for the locker room scenes.

The funeral scene will be shot on Saturday, Feb. 18; the auditorium and locker room scenes on Sunday, Feb. 19; and the football game scene on Friday, Feb. 24.

Anyone who is interested in filling in as an extra can show up at the respective date and location dressed in proper attire.

Those who attend the worship and funeral service scenes will need to bring two outfits — one appropriate for each scene.  The auditorium scene requires “students” dressed appropriate for a Christian school, while the extras for the locker room scenes will be portraying football players.

For the football game scene, extras are needed to fill two football teams, a cheerleading squad, and the crowd in the stands.

Any other questions about filling in as extras or production details can be asked through the production company’s Facebook page or sent to cmullerproductions@yahoo.com.

Harry Cohen was pronounced dead on Monday, Aug. 29 after being taken to the Children’s Hospital at UNC.  His death was ruled accidental due to methadone toxicity and cardiopulmonary arrest.

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