In Pictures: Being an extra on the Mountain Man film set
By David F. Rooney
There was lots of excitement at the United Church on Wednesday, April 9, as 40 local people discovered what it meant to be an extra on the set of the film Mountain Men, which is now being shot all over town.
It was a long day for most. We were all asked to come to the Powder Springs Hotel at noon.
” Regarding wardrobe please bring a few options,” film crew member Rosalee Yagihara told me in an e-mail. “Look: Sunday Best Clothes or Casual Dressy. Please bring three options of clothes you would wear to church on Sunday – Your Sunday Best Clothes. Please keep in mind the movie is set in small town in winter ( February ). Avoid black, white, bright red and logos.”
Fortunately, I only had to change jackets once. Some of the women had to change their entire outfits once or twice.
Peter Waters who got to wear a black minister’s suit, complete with Roman collar, all afternoon was delighted to be on a movie set as was Zophie Humphrey.
“Peter’s working so I get to play,” she laughed, delighted to mingle, however briefly, with movie stars.
And mingle she did. In the wedding reception scene the stars of the film, Christine Willes, Tyler Labine and Chace Crawford, mingled with the extras greeting them as friends and relatives.
All in all there was a lot of waiting punctuated by periods of furious but brief moments of filming. Still, it was fun and interesting — even if a certain amount of our big moment in front of the camera may be left on the cutting room floor.
Here, just to give you a sense of what it was like, are some photos from this little adventure: