Strictly Background, Jason Connell's great feature documentary that I worked on in the fall is finally premiering at three film festivals this and next month.
Strictly Background is a heartfelt feature length documentary that explores the charm and determination behind some of Hollywood's hardest working actors, professional "extras." Following ten background actors, the film examines life on and off set as they attempt to make a living as a face in a crowd. Strictly Background is the true story of the struggle to stand out.Go to the site and click on "screenings" to see the three festivals currently slated, and check out the trailer too. (You can also go to the "filmmakers" page for interesting bios of the crew - you might recognize the sound dude.) If you're in the LA area, be sure to make it to one of these festivals.
This is a link to a previous post concerning backgrounds in the movies, relating to both sound fx and people.
Strictly Background on IMDb.
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