be an extra in the mikado project

Got this email passed along to me with an interesting call for help... Chil Kong is currently working on a feature film version The Mikado Project, a play he directed for Lodestone last year. If you're in Southern California, he could use your help this weekend as an extra. Check the details:
Want to be in the Mikado Project Film?

Hello everyone!

I'm shooting my feature The Mikado Project, A film version of the play I directed over a year ago. The play version was written by Ken Narasaki and Doris Baizley as part of Lodestone Theater Ensemble's 2006-2007 season.

That amazing show was only made possible through the loving support of the cast and crew of the play who put their heart and soul into that ground breaking production. From the Sound Design, to the choreography to the acting, it was a labor of love for all.

And now I'm in the process of filming a very different film version. I've added characters, and the story line has changed into a celebration of 4 generations of Theater Artists, a mix of WAITING FOR GUFFMAN, STEP UP AND DANCE, and NOISES OFF that begins with a struggling Asian American Theater Company who decides to do the first all Asian American version of THE MIKADO. This film has become a tribute to the people who made Lodestone possible, all the talented artists, actors, crew and community members who have supported Lodestone, through the years.

With that I need help. We will be shooting the "performance" parts of the film on SAT and SUN night June 14th and 15th from 6-10 PM, and we need people to be part of the "opening" night of the show. We need 70 people per night to make the house (audience) look packed as we shoot all the dance sequences of the revamped music.

It's a rare opportunity to see:
Tamlyn Tomita (Tekken, Karate Kid II), Allen C. Liu (original broadway revival of Flower Drum Song), Erin Quill (original Broadway cast of Avenue Q), Yuri Tag (of Kaba Modern), Raymond Lee (broadway production of Momma Mia), Rizwan Manji (Charlie Wilson's War, Transformers), Freda Foh Shen (Red Doors) Gerald McCullouch (CSI) and Ryun Yu (Long time Lodestone member) perform a very different MIKADO.

Come out and be part of a fun film.

We'd need you to dress as if for an opening night, Nothing too fancy, but dress California Dressy Casual. We will provide food and drinks.

Please email Angie at rubberduckypictures@gmail.com and let her know you'll be there. She's cc'd on this email.

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And thank you all in advance!
Sounds like a pretty interesting project. Extra work on an indie film isn't very glamorous, and it requires a lot of patience and waiting around. But it's an also be opportunity to see people at work on a movie set, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how it all gets done. You also have the chance to meet some pretty cool people. So if you've got the time, why not lend a hand?

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