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A documentary spotlighting movie extras - the indispensable background actors in films. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Terry Bolo ... Herself

Geoffrey Gould ... Himself
Cecilia Hartfeld ... Herself
Louis McCarten ... Himself
Jay Michaels ... Himself
Cary Y. Mizobe ... Himself (as Cary Mizobe)
Tafan Nieves ... Himself
Mark Nobel ... Himself
John Richards ... Himself
Marvin Rouillard ... Himself
Jeff Olan ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Roger Ebert ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jason Connell 
Produced by
Peter Bedgood .... executive producer
Jason Connell .... executive producer
Jason Connell .... producer
Sean Kinney .... executive producer
Original Music by
Frank Lenz 
Cinematography by
Bryan Storkel 
Film Editing by
Jason Connell 
Greg Emerson 
Bryan Storkel 
Art Department
Darren Lindsay .... graphic designer
Sound Department
John Ildefonso .... re-recording mixer
Mark Keefer .... re-recording mixer
Mark Keefer .... supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
John J. Renzulli .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Michelena .... photographer
Amy Renzulli .... additional still photographer
Editorial Department
Luis Flores Jr. .... colorist
Music Department
Wes Hambright .... composer: additional music
Jason Kramer .... music clearance consultant
Joe Murphy .... music clearance consultant
Eli Thomson .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Dan Browne .... assistant to producer/director (as Daniel Browne)
Mark Emerson .... digital encoding
Thomas C. Gertsch .... digital encoding
Michelle Hejduk .... production assistant
Jeanine Kinney .... production assistant
Patrick Maupin .... production assistant
Yamilka Quintana .... production assistant
Amy Storkel .... production assistant
Greg Wojdak .... production assistant (as Gregory Wojdak)
Bradley Beesley .... special thanks
Matthew Blom .... special thanks
Josh D'Elia .... special thanks
Rosemary Daugherty .... special thanks
Jennifer Quinn Emerson .... special thanks
Jon Favreau .... special thanks
Katie Hooten .... special thanks
Timothy Hooten .... special thanks (as Tim Hooten)
Joe Kraemer .... special thanks
Lina Lee .... special thanks
Chris Smith .... special thanks
Preston Stutzman .... special thanks

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USA:84 min
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The film won a total of 6 Film Festival Awards.See more »
Terry Bolo:My next door neighbors used to think I was a hooker because I'd always be leaving the house at some different time in a different outfit.See more »
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Entertaining and informative film about the life of an extra, 12 June 2007
Author: Jeff Beachnau ( from Omena, Michigan

I saw this at the Waterfront Film Festival in Saugatuck, Michigan.

Interesting documentary about people that make a career out of being movie extras. It followed ten people around and showed how they handle being another face in the movie crowd. I really enjoyed this film because I'm interested in going into the film business and it would be fun to be an extra in at least one film.

It was great seeing how dedicated some of these people are. The documentary covered many of the basics about being an extra. How to get cast in a film, how to dress, how to act around the big stars, and many other things. I also loved how they showed the film clips and pointed out where the stars of the documentary were.

This movie will be really helpful to anyone that wants to travel out west and go into the movies.

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