• Thomas Bonifield

So You Want to be in Pictures?

The call goes out for a mass casting of extras for a 1960's era movie about the Jesus Revolution.

A logo for the Erwin Brothers' "Jesus Revolution" movie. Image from the film's website.

The brother duo of Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin must be the hardest working filmmakers in the faith-based film business. Their next movie - I Still Believe - comes out in a month from now, they just announced plans to shoot and release a movie about NFL hall of fame quarterback Kurt Warner and now they're asking for help for another film, Jesus Revolution.


It is based on a major revival among young Americans in the late 1960s and early 1970s known as the Jesus Movement which was dubbed the Jesus Revolution in a cover story in Time magazine. Written by Jon Erwin and Jon Gunn, the latter of whom will also serve as director, the picture will be told through the eyes of Greg Laurie. He is now a prominent pastor in Southern California, but became a Christian as a teenager during the movement.


This is actually the next picture the Erwin Brothers will shoot under their new Kingdom Story Company label, which is their new partnership with Lionsgate. So what are they looking for from their extras? We're talking 1960s here, so long hair and beards for the guys and bee-hive, bop or long braid hair styles for the gals. In a word, to quote the movie's website: "straight hippie-style."


Shooting is planned for the spring, some time in March or April in California. If you're interested, you can sign up via this link. And you can find out a lot more by watching this clip.

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