Actors and extras audition for £1m movie set to be filmed in Grimsby
NERVOUS wannabe actors were in the spotlight as they auditioned for a film which will be set in Grimsby.
Open auditions for support actors and extras took place at The Bank pub, in Grimsby, for the film Iris.
The director Matt Walker, who is also from Grimsby, has confirmed the budget has gone up from £870,000 to £1 million.
He says the plan is for Grimsby to become a film set in June for the shooting of the film, which is about a young couple going through fertility treatment
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Matt, of Angel Motion Pictures, said: "We have had more than 20 support actors auditioning and about 100 extras who have signed up. We will now go through the auditions and will be in touch with people."
On the judging panel were also Matt's PAs, Terri Thomas and Emma Leeman.
Terri said: "We want to see emotion and people going for it.
"During the audition there is an improvised piece to get to know the character."
Ciaran Savage, 21, of Ulceby, auditioned for the characters of Rich and Tom. He appeared in an episode of Shameless in 2011.
"I thought my audition went well and I had to say lines from the film in front of the camera," he said.
"I have been to lots of auditions, such as for Fresh Meat in BBC Salford and all you have to do is focus and you'll succeed.
"It took around three days of filming for my Shameless scene and it was a fabulous experience.
"I was Chesney's childhood friend and my character was caught kissing his girlfriend."
Sean Wood, pictured below, of Cleethorpes, who is Kevin Hooper's boxing coach, auditioned as an extra.
Sean, 36, said: "I have auditioned as an extra for fun. I think it's good because the film will put Grimsby on the map.
"This is such a big thing and I hope the film's a success."
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