Mallory cast in pre-Broadway production

We are sad to report that Mallory Bechtel will not be able to take part in our latest film. She has been cast in a pre-Broadway production taking place this summer with plans to transfer to Broadway in 2014. While we wish we could have made the schedules work, we are thrilled for her new opportunity. Follow updates on Mallory”s Facebook page or website at Good Luck Mallory! We wish you so much success!

Open auditions…round 2!

Here’s your chance to score a role in John Hancock’s new film!

Another round of open auditions has been planned for 1 to 5 p.m. CST Saturday, March 23, at FilmAcres headquarters, 209 S. Prairie St. in Rolling Prairie.

We ask only people who have NOT previously auditioned for us attend. You will be asked to read from the script. Bring a resume and recent photo of yourself. Needed as well are boys and girls 11 and older who will be asked to sing the chorus of “God Bless America.” An accompanist will be provided. Bring a recent photo of yourself. No children younger than 11 will be considered for these roles

Also, anyone (any age) interested  in being an extra in the film is invited to stop by Saturday. No audition is required. We’ll simply have you fill out a form. Bring a recent 4-by-6 photo of yourself.

Call FilmAcres at (219) 778-2511 or visit our F.A.Q. page for more information.

Set Construction Continues

Thanks to everyone who showed up last Sunday we made HUGE progress with set construction! There is still have plenty to of work to be done before filming starts this summer.  We need carpenters to put together sets (bring your drills and tools) and extra hands to help us hang curtains for sound (no experience necessary.) 1 to 5 p.m. CST Sunday, March 17, 209 S. Prairie St. in Rolling Prairie. RSVP by calling FilmAcres at (219) 778-2511 or through the website at

This is a great opportunity for community members to become apart of “The Town That Made a Movie.” Whether you have made it out to every volunteer opportunity we have had or this would be your first visit out to FilmAcres headquarters we would love to see you!

We need your help!

We still need able-bodied carpenters and handy-people to help assemble sets. This is your chance to not only play a large role in helping FilmAcres make a movie, but a great way to meet new people! Thank you to everyone who has helped in the past weeks. These set pieces will be an integral part to rehearsals and the film…so it’s ALL HANDS ON DECK!

Help us assemble sets from 1 to 5 p.m. CST Sunday, March 10, at our facility, which is in the former Wheatbrooks hardware store at 209 S. Prairie St. in Rolling Prairie. No electrical work is anticipated, but volunteers with drills or other tools are encouraged to bring them. Invite your hardworking friends to come with you.

Anyone willing to help March 9 can RSVP by calling the office or through the website at

We’re also in the process of buying materials and supplies for the office. However, if you have any of these items and would like to donate them, or know of people willing to donate them, we’d be thrilled. All supplies need to be at the office by Saturday, March 8. The office will be staffed Monday through Friday. Call (219) 778-2511 to arrange either a time to drop off items or have them picked up.

Items needed are:

Building supplies

60 12-inch 2-by-4s
1 each 60-inch double door
1 each 32- by 36-inch interior entry door
42 sheet of drywall (either 7/16 or 1/2 inch)
Enough insulation for a 55-by-12 room
1 25# box of 1 1/4 drywall screws
1 box of 2 1/2 tap cons with bit
Drywall mud
We also need to borrow a 9-by-12 foot A frame ladder

Electrical supplies

200 feet of electrical PVC or regular conduit, preferably 1 inch
Elbows for the conduit
280 feet of 110 Romex wire
4 each of four-way plugs

Office Supplies

File cabinets (loaned or donated)
Copy paper
File folders
Copier (loaned or donated)
Desks (loaned or donated)
Miscellaneous pads of paper
Scotch tape
Trash cans: small office ones and some 33-gallon types
Trash bags