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    Thumbs up Have you ever been an extra in a movie before?

    I have. Have you? What was it like?

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    I was going to go to a shooting location that had an open call for punks to listen to live bands a few weeks ago, but school work had to come first.

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    I was an extra in a film called Graveyard Shift: A Zombedy of errors. I was in a scene in a pub with about 40 goths and punks and some dude walked in as a zombie, we all laughed at him and then he left without attacking anyone. Everyone was supposed to get paid for their 3 hours of "work" and supposedly get a copy of the film when it was finished. That was 8 years ago. The film still hasn't been finished and we never got paid for it.

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    WHEN A MAN MEETS A FORCE HE CANNOT DESTROY, HE DESTROYS HIMSELF INSTEAD.

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    Yup, was in A Man Without a Face. Was just in the background with my cousin.

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    I was a zombie in Steve Niles' Remains. You can seem me in a couple shots, it was a really fun day as I spent the whole time with my family, my cousin wrote the script so about 10 of us all went down to be extras. I would love to be in more but I don't seem to have the free time that I used to have.

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    Yep. Not for anything horror though. It was just a short film about a Vietnamese transgender person. I was originally a PA, but they needed some extras. I basically just crossed the street in the background wearing a backpack.

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    Thanks for the replies!

    I have an interest in being in films and TV shows, but I live in Edinburgh. My areas of interest are action, thrillers and mainly horror or science fiction type movies. There is very seldom any "major" films made here. Like, there has been notable films shot in my hometown such as Cloud Atlas, but this was before I got interested in being an extra.

    Edinburgh is okay for indie stuff, although jobs are not consistent, and many productions are made on a shoestring budget where you get a credit and get to put it on a CV. Otherwise, it's not overly rewarding. It is not going to lead to a thriving career either. There is a lot of competition for roles as it is, and I am not handsome. In fact, I have mild autism as well and major social anxiety. Being an extra is akin to being walking wallpaper, according to one person who did it before. But I would love to be an extra in an exciting scene, like an intense battle scene or a zombies attacking people scene, just like the one I was in last year. But those are very rare.


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    Try signing up to 2020 Casting if you are in the UK. If not, there's bound to be others across the waters. It is something you should try at least once.

    Do note, this job ain't for everyone. There's a lot of waiting between shooting, and you are sometimes herded around like cattle. I've did Google searches of people who did it, and were not treated very nicely. You also don't know if you will be noticeable on-screen when you get to view the movie. People positioned away in the background are often blurred out. I'd also imagine certain extras would require specific skills. Like if you were gonna be a dancer in a ballroom scene or something, it makes sense to know how to dance. Just like you could only be an extra in a karate film if you were able to fight or take a fall.

    Or just be you.

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    Yes, for a student film...it was pretty cool. I would like to get into more extra work now..and hopefully network a bit.

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    I want to be an extra in Avengers: Infinity War, even though I haven't a clue what each Marvel character is from Adam. They are shooting in Edinburgh this month, but I don't think there have been extras involved in any scenes that have been shot here so far, as I'm sure somebody would have talked about it on Facebook or Twitter by now. But there have been explosions set up and Elizabeth and Scarlet have been spotted.

    Universal Extras have removed all the info about it, as well. It's been rumored that the producers are only wanting extras booked from Casting Collective in London despite the movie being set in Scotland, which sucks for the locals. Apparently, film crew were angry at people working out amid filming for World War Z when it wasn't what they thought. Although I think it's ridiculous that Scotland is being shunned in this manner. Why discard a whole country's talent because of some imbeciles bailing out on them in another movie? You see, they wouldn't do that with a nation like America, but it's like Scotland is expendable.

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