“A Place Called Sacramento Cast & Crew Call; It’s Just the Begining”
Just over 200 people filled the courtyard of the Coloma Community Center on Wednesday, May 18th for the 12th annual Place Called Sacramento Film Festival Cast & Crew Call. Local actors, tech people, and community members wanting to get involved showed up. Volunteers and staff of Access Sacramento helped assist the guests as they arrived. The event opened with a welcome message from Access Sacramento Executive Director, Ron Cooper and was then followed by some local filmmakers. Sacramento Film Commissioner, Lucy Steffens talked to the crowd about the filmmaking process and locations. Jackie from Studio24 spoke about what their studio offers including their movie studio and other services. Former PCS winner and current owner of IT Studios came to let this year’s winning Producers know about his studio and offer help with casting.
After the guest speakers were finished each of the ten filmmakers had a chance to tell the community what their films are about and what their needs are. Filmmakers varied in ages from 9 years old, our youngest yet, to older folks with lots of experience. Film subjects varied as widely as the ages with topics ranging from the paranormal to the ‘fishy’. Information for all the films and filmmakers are available on the Access Sacramento website at www.AccessSacramento.org .
Each Producer spoke about their needs and the eager crowd had an opportunity to meet each of the filmmakers. Ten tables were lined up in a row each with the Producers and their assistants ready and waiting to receive resumes and headshots or get e-mail contacts and meet people in person. The excitement filled the air as the filmmakers realized all these people are here to be a part this thrilling summer community project.
Don’t think you’ve missed out if your couldn’t make it. Lots of acting parts, crew positions, and craft services are still needed for many of these films.
It’s just the beginning, so log on to the Access Sacramento website and check out the film info. Come out and make a movie this summer.
See you on the set!
Check out the 10 winning scripts below: