"BISON" PLEASE!!! How dare you mis-genus them, I'm so triggered that I need a safe space.I thought cows weren't native. You mean buffalos? I think they use "they" pronoun.
Extras don't make a lot of money, but it can lead to bigger parts. My wife and I made about $1300 for four days, if I remember correctly. My wife is FB friends with a couple of people from our "extras" group that continued to do it. One guy actually started getting bit parts with a few lines.One of the members of our pipe club is a professional extra. He drives all over the US to be a zombie, or ghoul, or whatever they need. I love his stories and love to pick him out in a series or movie.
Actually, I am in the process of working on that now. We know someone nearby with a large working ranch.Hi-yahhhh! Why not contact a local ranch, explain your situation, and see if they'll let you job shadow or take a tour for a day or 2? Yes, they may treat you like a schoolboy on a field trip the whole time, but in my experience, half of the farmers and ranchers out there are more than willing to share their trade with others. This is especially true for those with smaller operations.
There was a movie scheduled to be made in Georgia but was moved to Louisiana I hear, for the same political reasons MLB moved the All Star Game this yr. The working title of the movie is "Emancipation" with Will Smith I hear.BTW, is the movie being made in Georgia? It seems like everything os being made there nowadays.
They are looking for black, white, and Mexican cowboys."BISON" PLEASE!!! How dare you mis-genus them, I'm so triggered that I need a safe space.
Also, why are they casting him as a "caucasian cowboy"? That's just blatant cultural appropriation; as if they didn't even attempt to cast cowboys from the actual Caucasus!!!l
Actually, there are two large ranches in my town that specifically provide livestock for the movie industry. Given we are just west of Ft. Worth in the cutting horse capital of the world, I suspect the animals will be provided by one of them.The movie crew isnt going to rely on the extras to herd. The cows will have been hired through a company that keeps animals for movie purposes. And, they will come with handlers. You may not have but a dozen or so, and the film crew will make the shots look as if there are more…. most likely.
If they actually expect you guys to actually herd the cows, that would be one rinky dinky braindead director…. which isn’t too far out of the reach of probability, ha ha. But, I would hope not.
I’m in a one second shot in Close Encounters. I’m the redheaded kid in a crowd. ;0)
One of the members of our pipe club is a professional extra. He drives all over the US to be a zombie, or ghoul, or whatever they need. I love his stories and love to pick him out in a series or movie.
Let us know how it goes!! Fun stuff!