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Malta Film Commission seeking movie extras for TV interview

‘Extras’ asked to send in their stories and include information on their experiences on local feature-film productions.

25 June 2012, 12:00am
The Malta Film Commission is seeking movie extras who have been in a number of movies and have a story to tell.
The experience of being a movie extra in a locally shot film will be the subject of an interview with a foreign TV production, which will be taking place in Malta later this year.

Most films shot in Malta need and use local extras to help bring the movie to life. From the epic movies on the grand scale such as films like Gladiator, Troy, Agora and so many others, have required the involvement of hundreds of extras whether walking about in the background, to forming part of the crowds.

All have contributed and have become critical elements in the film helping to set the mood and the physical look for each scene giving any film a true air of authenticity. Even smaller films cannot do without the use of the movie extra without whom, the scene would be empty, lifeless and completely unrealistic.

The Malta Film Commission is seeking movie extras who have been in a number of movies and have a story to tell. Stories can be about working on set or experiences with a particular actor.

Interested 'extras' are asked to send in their stories and include information on their experiences, including any fond memories, how you started and the list of movies you were involved in. Candidates will be shortlisted and called in for an interview.

For an ever increasing number of talented locals being cast in speaking roles and a substantial amount of everyday people as "background extras", being part of a Hollywood movie has now become a reality with the regularity of films being shot in Malta. Malta's involvement in the international film industry can be traced back to the 1920's, in a span of 86 years at least 100 feature films have been shot in Malta either entirely or partially, with the earliest known film going back as far as 1925 with 'Sons of the Sea' directed by H. Bruce Woolfe.

The Malta Film Commission can be contacted by email on info@mfc.com.mt or by phone on 21 809135/6. Interested persons interested in listing themselves as an extra with the Malta Film Commission can also request an extras' application form by sending an email to info@mfc.com.mt

Learn more about films shot in Malta from 1920's to modern times at the Malta Film Commission's website www.mfc.com.mt.