Extras needed for Saw Teong Hin movie shoot in Penang

The film’s director Saw Teong Hin with acclaimed cinematographer Christopher Doyle. — Picture by KE Ooi
The film’s director Saw Teong Hin with acclaimed cinematographer Christopher Doyle. — Picture by KE Ooi

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 2 — Upcoming Malaysian movie, You Mean the World to Me, is looking for 200 extras to portray 1970’s Penang.

Penangites and even foreigners are welcome to join the cast where they would be paid according to the degree of their roles.

Producer Leonard Tee as quoted by The Star Online said, “We are going to depict Penang in the 1970s and we need to portray the myriad races and cultures that abound here. So we need young and old people from all races and walks of life to fill the film.”

If you are interested to act in this film, quickly send a message to their Facebook page with contact details and a full-body photo as shooting begins tomorrow and should last about three weeks.

Director and scriptwriter Saw Teong Hin initially used the script as a play in George Town Festival back in 2014. He is currently making a movie out of it after it became a hit.

Saw mentioned that most of the scenes would be shot on the island. Locations include Loke Thye Kee Restaurant in the corner of Penang Road and Burma Road, several houses and restaurants in Beach Street, Muntri Street, Acheh Street and Carnarvon Road, a few nooks and crannies in Bandar Baru Air Itam and Penang Hokkien Cemetery in Teluk Bahang.

The cast of You Mean the World to Me is made up of Chelsia Ng, John Tan, Frederick Lee, Evan Chin, Neo Swee Sin and Yeo Yann Yann.

The movie also has famed Australian-Hong Kong cinematographer, Christopher Doyle on board who had previously worked on the Hollywood films, M. Night Shyamalan’s Lady in the Water, Gus Van Sant’s Paranoid Park and the Hong Kong films Happy Together by Wong Kar-wai, Hero by Zhang Yimou and most recently Philip Yung’s Port of Call.

You Mean the World to Me is expected for release in 2016. — Cinema Online

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