Actors with naked ambition wanted for new city film's strip club scenes
BUDDING actors are being invited to take part in a film being shot in Derby – by appearing as an extra in a strip club.
City production company Open Image Films is shooting its next project – a gritty, low-budget drama called 10 Grams – in the streets of Derby.
And one scene, to be filmed inside a "gentleman's club", needs to be populated with punters.
As a result, the company has put out a call for anyone interested in appearing as an extra to get in touch.
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Director Lloyd James has been a film-maker for more than eight years. Open Image Films is run by Mr James and wife Louise at their home in Granville Street, Derby, and has been operating since January 2011.
Mrs James, who has co-written the film, said that it was already gathering attention.
She said: "Since announcing the pre-production of the film on social networking sites, there has been a fantastic buzz about it.
"We have gathered together a fantastic cast and crew, the vast majority of which are from Derby, and the rest from the Midlands.
"This is the chance for local film fans to be part of it."
The company is looking for men aged between 30 and 55 to play club members – and stipulates that they must be comfortable watching female exotic dancers.
To be considered for an extra, would-be actors must be able to go to the set wearing smart clothing such as trousers, shirt and tie or a suit.
Filming will take place on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, February 10-12, during the day at a location in Derby city centre.
The film, which stars Derby actors Steve King, Darren Lynch and Connor Lynch, tells the story of Charles Willis, a successful defence lawyer, husband and father who has a sideline in drug-dealing.
But after one of his drug couriers is murdered, Charles is drawn into a shady network of organised crime.
Derby was recently on the big screen after city-born director Dominic Burns shot scenes from his film UFO, which featured Hollywood hard-man Jean Claude Van Damme, in Allestree. Dominic, together with cast and crew members, visited Quad, in the Market Place, for a red carpet premiere of the film in December.
Open Image is also looking for people to invest in the film.
Mrs James said: "Anyone invests will receive a credit in the film as an associate producer as well as a credit on the Internet Movie Data Base website, plus a chance of earning income from profits from the film."
Anyone interested in being an extra or investing is being urged to call contact Open Image Films by e-mail at email@example.com.