3 Events For Actors And Horror Enthusiasts Offered At The March ‘Backlot’ On March 20

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
DGM Productions is finishing production on their latest film “Jagged Little Pill,” filmed in Hixson. 

The movie is a psychological and graphic horror movie portraying a young woman’s mental torture at the hands of a serial killer. "The film aims to please not only those who enjoy watching an emotionally-riveting thriller, but those who like an all-around good slasher movie as well," officials said.

Thomas Blanks, director of “Jagged Little Pill," will be presenting excerpts from the film followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew.
  The event will be held at "Backlot," at Heritage House Arts and Civic Center, 1428 Jenkins Road in Chattanooga, just off E. Brainerd Road.  Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, March 20.  The DGM screening and Q&A gets underway at 7 p.m.  Admission is free, however, as food is potluck, guests are asked to bring a simple side, mocktail beverage, or dessert to share. Fans can see the trailer here

Meanwhile, downstairs in the Casting Room, Ms. Gwendolyn of Dark Princess Theatre will be looking for males to play various suitors to Gwendolyn in a garden scene.

Dark Princess also needs a few extras, both male and female, for a ballroom dance scene. There are no lines to learn.  The scenes will be later synched to music.

Extras and suitors must be available dayside, Sunday, April 9.

There is no pay involved, but food will be plentiful and a fun time is guaranteed for all, officials said.

The location of the filming will be in South Pittsburg, Tn., approximately 45 minutes from Chattanooga. 

Bring your head shot and/or acting resume if you have one.

Duke Raulston of Tennessee Macabre is also casting for a show that he is calling "There's Always Hope."  He is looking for comedians, actors, and improvisers who can think on their feet and run with a comedic situation. Applicants must also must be able to work with a small team of other actors to build a comedic presence together.

The show will be of the variety genre and reminiscent of The Carol Burnett Show.

Mr. Raulston would like to recruit an actor and actress team, however, he is not hung up on number or gender, to quote him, “If you're funny — I want you."

'BACKLOT' PREPARATION:
Officials said, "For 'Backlot' preparation, choose from one of the three prompts below to base your audition on and bring your improvising skills, and your resume and/or head shot, if you have them:

1.)  When I came to, I was laying on top of the chicken coop in the pouring rain;
2.)  I swear an orangutan ran across the street right in front of me, officer; or
3.)  Papaw was sitting right here when I left him."

For further information, contact Heritage House Manager Chris Holley at 423-855-9474, or by email at holley_c@chattanooga.gov.

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