Mary Alice Reporting –  

Filming will happen for a project that needs extras as the crew comes to the New Philadelphia, Dover, and Canton areas.

Claymont High School graduate, and Studio 523 Producer/Director Richie Johns says their newest film, ‘Called!’, is the story of a former pastor who is burnt out from ministry and takes a temporary grocery job and meets various characters.

To make the scenes a reality, Johns says they will film locally April 23rd through the 26th.

“Pretty big scene that filming on Wednesday, April 24th at Canton Nazarene Church. We need a couple hundred people there to film a church scene, and then we have a few other scenes that we’re filming throughout the rest of that week, we’re filming at Quaker Cinema and at the New Philadelphia Buehler’s, so we need a variety of people.”

Some scenes happen during the day and others at night so there are multiple time slots where background actors are needed. A few feature roles are also available.

“I’m excited to come back home for the project. I picked Tuscarawas County and northeast Ohio specifically because of the people there and I kind of had all the locations when the project was pitched to me.”

More details on dates, featured casting roles, and other assistance requests, as well as, background casting sign ups can be done at

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