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Movie filming in Raleigh seeks background actors

RALEIGH — Producers of the feature-length film “Freshman Friday” being shot at St. Augustine University is seeking background actors as the movie prepares to wrap filming on Friday.

S. Zachary Knox of Wilson, the director of photography, said extras add depth to a movie set while getting a bit of exposure behind the camera.

“It helps the film to look full and rich when background actors are a part of a production,” Knox said in a news release.

“Freshman Friday” is a comedy written by Steven Slates that began shooting on July 14.

Robert X. Golphin, director of the film, is asking North Carolina residents who would like to be an extra to come out.

“You don’t have to worry about lines,” Golphin said. “We will show you where to walk and sit and stand. You don’t need a reel to be a background actor.”

Extras are not paid, but they are listed in the credits at the end of the film.

All actors must be 18 or older. For more information, email

For the Times