AKRON, OH (WOIO) –Those who wish to be extras in "25 Hill," Corbin Bernsen's soap box derby movie, now have another, unexpected chance to make their Hollywood debut.
On Sunday, Aug. 1, the film crew is returning to Derby Downs in Akron to shoot climactic race scenes that were held up because of last Sunday's weather. The film needs thousands of extras to fill the stands as derby families and fans. Those who were at Derby Downs last weekend are welcome; so are new participants.
Extras are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org for important details about the shoot. However, those who simply show up that morning likely will not be turned away.
Extras should arrive by 8 a.m. and expect to stay all day. They should dress as if they are watching a summer Derby championship and bring food, drink and something to help keep the kids entertained between shots, if desired. They should prepare as they would to attend any all-day amateur sporting event.
Extras will receive tickets for a raffle to be held at the end of the day – about 5 p.m. They must be present to win. Prizes include signed scripts and a diamond Open Heart necklace from Kay Jewelers. Smaller prizes will be handed out during the day.
On Saturday, July 31, the crew will be filming at the Baruth International Raceway in Cleveland, which is off the W. 45th St. exit of the Shoreway. Those who wish to be extras should arrive at the Raceway by 8 a.m. They should expect to stay all day and prepare as they would to attend any all-day amateur sporting event. Parking is available at the nearby Max S. Hayes Vocational School, 4600 Detroit Ave., Cleveland. There is no address for the Raceway.
Extras will be given tickets to a raffle to be held at the end of the day – about 5 p.m. They must be present to win. Prizes include autographed scripts, posters and film crew t-shirts.