Student - November 9, 2018

Extras wanted for movie on campus

Luuk Zegers

Always fancied being in a film? Here’s your chance. Filming will take place on campus on Saturday 24 November for a Dutch black comedy called Boy Meets Gun. Suraya Maenhout, production coordinator of this film in the Telefilm series is looking for extras.

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Boy Meets Gun tells the story of Maarten, a boy who happens upon a pistol. He decides to keep it, and it starts to have an impact on his life. Maenhout: Beyond this teaser I can’t tell you much more about the plot. We are not allowed to give anything away at this stage. But we still need some extras on the campus, especially students and teachers.’ You don’t need any film experience or particular skills to take part. ‘As an extra all you have to do is walk, sit or cycle in the background.’

The television film is a collaboration between production company Pupkin and the VPRO broadcasting company. ‘We start shooting next week and the film is supposed to be finished some time towards the end of December.’ Extras are asked to clear their diaries for the whole of the filming day. ‘We’ve planned filming from eight o’clock in the morning to seven in the evening. That’s a long day but we’ve given ourselves some extra time to be on the safe side.’

Will the campus look like Hollywood? ‘Well,’ says Maenhout, ‘it is a professional set, with our own catering and everything else that goes with it. But to call it Hollywood is a bit over the top.’

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