You oughta be in pictures and here's your chance. The locally filmed movie, "Heartland," is again looking for volunteers who'd like to be movie "extras." This is probably the final opportunity for you to be a background player for the Mayo brothers' project. They're filming and producing the feature-length film locally with help from many volunteers. The screen play was written by their father, who's a retired Cat guy-turned-Bradley English professor.
Saturday morning at 8 O'clock, they'll be shooting a funeral scene at Sprindale Cemetery in Peoria. The main entrance is off Prospect Ave, and the scene will be filmed in the Summitt Range South section. It'll be a 2-4 hour commitment with some breakfast and snack food provided. Dress appropriately for a cold day in colors like: dark blues, purples, grays, black or white. It's a volunteer situation, but all extras will receive film credit.
"Heartland" is gritty, crime/detective film, with an inspirational, spiritual tranformation at its heart. In the film, a controversial talk radio show host dies from apparent natural causes. A grizzled, veteran detective suspects foul play and receives assistance from a Priest in solving the case. The funeral scene being shot Saturday is that of the detective's. When completed, the Mayos hope to enter their work into film festival competitions.