Ready for your closeup?
An NYU Film School student is making a short comedy beginning Wednesday at a beach club in the Rumson vicinitythe exact location is being withheld for nowand seeking extras.
The film, by director Arzhang Kamarei, a Princeton native, is called “Layla is Bad.” It tells the story of what happens when an 18-year-old girl from a conservative Middle Eastern family wears a swimsuit in public for the first time.
Shooting is scheduled to continue through Sept. 14.
To participate, you should be able to pass for between 18-35 years old and be “the sporty, beach-person type,” a press release says. No big tattoos.
You should also be willing to endure the unspeakable tedium of filmmaking, in which nothing discernible happens for hours and then someone hands you a check for $5 million. Except in this case, you’ll be doing it for the fun of it and the chance to see your sporty, beach-person’s belly in a film. And you’ll get a copy of the finished product on DVD.
If you’re game, e-mail Vik Sharma and put the word “EXTRA” in the subject line. Attach a photo of yourself so the filmmakers can keep track of you.
Unpaid production assistant spots are also available.