Live in Cincinnati and keen to be an extra on one of Ellen’s films? Now is your chance! (Lucky things!)
CINCINNATI — Production company Killer Films is seeking extras to appear in “Mercy,” a film starring Ellen Page and Kate Mara that is currently shooting in the Queen City.
The romantic drama is about two women in love whose families are politically opposed. Volunteers are needed to appear on set between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Oct. 3, Oct. 10 and Oct. 11.
Extras will have the chance to meet actors and producers, take part in raffles and giveaways and experience work on a Hollywood film set, according to Killer Films’ open casting call page. People with questions about the shoot are invited to email MercyGroupCasting@gmail.com. Register your chance HERE.
Check out below for some snaps of Ellen and Kate on set of Mercy so far.
Israeli filmmaker Tali Shalom Ezer will direct Ellen Page and Kate Mara in the romance-drama “Mercy” with shooting set to begin in Cincinnati in September.
Ezer, who made her feature debut with “Princess,” will direct from a script by Joe Barton. Amy Seimetz, Pablo Schreiber and Elias Koteas have also been cast in key roles.
Producers are Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa for Killer Films along with Page and Mara. Executive producers are Robert Halmi Jr. and Jim Reeve through their Great Point Media and Karri O’Reilly.
Page is portraying Lucy, the daughter of a man on death row falling in love with Mara’s Mercy character, a woman on the opposing side of her family’s political cause. As a result, Lucy’s value for truth is tested as her world begins to unravel.
Page first revealed the then-untitled project last year during a news conference at the Zurich Film Festival, where “Freeheld” was screening, saying, “I’m focusing mostly on stories that are meaningful to me and stories for women and supporting more gay characters.”
“We’re doing a movie this fall [titled Mercy] with Ellen Page and Kate Mara that a young Israeli director named Tali Shalom Ezer, who did that film Princess, is directing.”
According to Killer, Mercy is a love story between the characters of Page and Mara, in which the daughter of a man on death row falls in love with a woman on the opposing side of her family’s political cause. As a result, her value for truth is tested as her world begins to unravel.
News: “Mercy”, a love story starring Ellen Page and Kate Mara, will begin filming in September 2016.
In a recent interview with Shadrach Kabango at CBC Radio, Ellen tells us that she will be filming Mercy in September!
Ellen Page’s new film Into the Forest isn’t your typical end-of-days movie. Forget the zombie attacks or fire and brimstone, this drama from writer-director Patricia Rozema looks at the psychological side of complete loss.
The movie, which Page produced as well as co-stars in with Evan Rachel Wood, is based on Jean Hegland’s novel of the same name. Upon reading the tale of two sisters who struggle to survive in a remote country house after a continent-wide power outage, Page brought the novel to Rozema.
Page calls Into the Forest a metaphor for grief. The way the sisters believe power will be restored, groceries re-stocked and things will go back to normal play into our own fears of change and impermanence — all expectations and attachments we ultimately have no control over.
“They’re dealing with just an overall sense of grief, and loss of what they’ve known and what they were about to expect, which I think is just a huge part of what being alive means,” Page says.
Page also touches on the decision she made two years ago to come out as gay as “the best decision I’ve ever made.”
“I still get a little emotional talking about,” she tells Shad, “I feel like a different person and I feel so lucky, so fortunate for that because that’s not the case for a lot of people who come out.”
“I’m focusing mostly on stories that are meaningful to me and stories for women and supporting more gay characters,” said the 28-year-old during a press conference at the Zurich Film Festival.
Page hopes to see more women, gay or straight, of more diverse backgrounds getting their stories told in Hollywood. “Statistically, there’s less women behind the camera, less women composing the music, less women writing the stories, less women acting particularly as protagonists,” she added.
“But I feel like the conversation is happening now, that’s shifting, and hopefully that’s going to shift in regards to more diversity in general.”