Casting Extras for Untitled Grand Valley Student Film

Male and Female Extras of All Ages

A Grand Valley State University student short film is being shot around the Grand Rapids area and is in need of several extras! A variety of male and female extras are needed for both Saturday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 9th. We are a fun group of people who love what we do, and we cannot wait to meet you all!


The short film is a forty-minute jazz musical film about a boy who aspires to become a trumpet player and receives a mentor, Bud, along the way. Bud is a piano player at a local jazz club. Loretta, a friend of Bud’s, is the singer at the local jazz club. It’s an uplifting story of friendship filled with inspiration meant to elicit a touching and heartfelt impression to the audience watching.

Available Roles:

  • Jazz Club Extras: Saturday February 2nd, we will be shooting scenes at the “jazz club,” so we need ADULT EXTRAS for this day (mid twenties and up). The scene is an upscale club, so fancy and formal attire is a must! We will be shooting in the morning throughout the afternoon. For more information regarding specific times and what is okay and not okay to wear, send an email to contact us.
  • Church Extras: Saturday, February 9th, we will be shooting the “church” scene. We are filming at an actual church and need extras to play churchgoers! We need A LOT of EXTRAS! Filming will take place in the morning and go throughout the afternoon. People of ANY AGE are welcome (except infants). Attire is Sunday Best. Bring your families!


There is NO compensation, but your names will be included in the credits. Snacks and water will also be provided, no lunch, but you are encouraged to pack and bring your own.

How to Apply:

We need to get a list of those who will be coming and on what dates. If you are interested and would like more information regarding specific location, dress attire, and the scenes shooting those days, please send an email to Melissa at:

NOTE: No experience is necessary or required. Just come to have a great time on set! We need tons of extras!

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