Saturday, 20 August 2011

World War Z non-story

While visiting friends in Newquay, Cornwall last week, Jen Nelson and I heard that World WarZ was being filmed in Falmouth. Surf was flat that day so we drove over to see what we could see - and maybe become extras. Jen had already seen the casting calls weeks previous and as we drove over, battling the constantly interrupted mobile signal, we emailed the casting agent. ( and to this date, we've still not heard back from her!) Uncertain where this may lead, we determined to go it alone and approach them ourselves!

A Cornwall tourist website gave us our first brake, then a local newsagent (and newspaper) gave us a clearer picture.

All indications were that Brad Pitt would be filming on a ship in the harbour but aside from a large green screen, some wind generators and a helicopter, there was little apparently going on.

We found out that the production had placed small yellow signs around the town to direct crew to various locations and decided to follow, on foot, the signs to the 'crowd base' where maybe we could join them.

2 1/2 miles later, we found a marquee. And a security guard. Lovely bloke, told us we'd completely wasted our time, there was no more need for extras and that we should indeed be at the marina. Ho-hum.

We went back and could see the same old nothing going on, no matter where we viewed it from.

Production moved up to Glasgow this week, too bad, I'm busy right now. Brad will just have to wait!
note the green screen to the rear of the ship

This was the crowd base for zombie extras!

Those Falmothians never miss a trick!

That's a film crew bus - THAT'S how close we came to getting onboard!!!

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