Starving extras, unite!

Bryan Ramirez
Bryan Ramirez

San Antonio’s own Bryan Ramírez has big plans for his upcoming movie, MP, including unique trailers for each character and nationwide marketing. Likely — as with HBO’s True Blood promotional campaign — we’ll all be asking ourselves, “What the hell is this?” when it rolls out.

MP is an acronym — the meaning of which must remain secret for now, Ramírez told EL Cine. All we know so far is that the movie is an urban drama involving four childhood friends who grow up on San Antonio’s south and west sides, but follow different paths: two become FBI agents, while two excel at breaking the law, all the way to the top of America’s Most Wanted list. The agents infiltrate their old friend’s operation, and a story of friendship, regret, and doubt develops.

The main casting is done. Ramírez says he has secured the services of Jeremy Ray Valdez (All She Can, being screened in SA this weekend; see review at, Walter Pérez (Fame), Will Rothhaar (Battle Los Angeles), Will Estes (Blue Bloods), Joseph Julian Soria (Crank 2: High Voltage), Jesse Borrego (Colombiana), and Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill: Vol. 1). Now it’s time for the casting of background extras, so take note. Auditions are happening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, at the Courtyard by Marriott (1803 E Sonterra Blvd.).

The casting agency (Brock/Allen) is looking for men, women, teens, and kids of all ethnicities and ages for non-speaking roles. The shooting starts August 8 and continues until September 2. No experience is necessary and, check this out: During shooting, the selected extras will be fed during the set’s official lunchtime and paid $7.25 an hour, with a four-hour guarantee.

Looking to break into pictures? Have questions? Write to [email protected] or call (512) 992-1956.

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