Auditions for Turlock's first feature film, written and directed by Corbin Bernsen of “L.A. Law” and “Psych” fame, will now start one hour later than previously reported.
Auditions will now run from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 25 and 26 at Pet Extreme, 2840 Countryside Dr., Turlock. All those age 18 or older, of any ethnicity, are welcome to try out for a role in the family-friendly romantic comedy.
According to Micheal Everett, founder of the Turlock Film Commission, the delay comes as Bernsen will be arriving in town later than expected.
“He's coming in late that Monday, and we're just going to do the same time on Tuesday,” Everett said.
Everett said that hopeful actors don't need to be in attendance for the entire three hours, allaying some concerns.
“Once you get in, it's only five minutes,” Everett said. “But it depends on how long the line is.”
Producers will be looking to fill both crew positions and minor acting roles at the casting call. Bernsen has previously stated that between 200 and 300 extras will be needed, along with eight or ten roles that have a line or two of dialogue.
Those auditioning don't need to bring anything special, Everett said, but shouldn't wear any clothing with visible logos. Potential actors may have their photos taken, as well.
Everett said he's already received hundreds of e-mails about participating the film. Those with specific questions, or those with film experience who are looking to volunteer, may e-mail FilmTurlock@gmail.com, but there is no need to e-mail to participate in the open auditions.
The film follows the journey of 30-year-old Gwyneth who is tired of dating jerks, and turns to a Christian dating website to find a nice guy. She meets Mr. Right – the son of a pastor – but there's only one problem: Gwyneth isn't exactly telling the truth about her Christianity.
“She's not not Christian, but she's not what he's looking for,” Bernsen explained.
The movie will be filmed from Dec. 5 to 18, mainly in Downtown Turlock and at California State University, Stanislaus.
The film will be produced and distributed by Bernsen's production company Home Theater Films, which focuses on smart family films for home distribution. Turlocker Matt Swanson, who owns Pet Extreme, has signed on as an executive producer for the project.
New Corbin Bernsen Feature Film to be Shot in Turlock