Monday, October 5, 2009

Film extras needed

Want to be in a film? Criminology instructor Heidi Currie is looking for extras to appear in re-enactment scenes being shot for a documentary, Bedlam. Extras will be depicting women who lived in the Women’s Chronic Unit at Riverview in the early 1940s.

Bedlam is the continuation of Heidi and filmmaker Lisa G.’s project, Asylum, which featured retired nurse Norma McMurdo, who worked at Riverview from 1949-1951. In the short doc, Norma reminisced about her patients, including lesbian patients who were incorrectly labeled mentally ill.

Casting dates to be determined, with shooting to begin on November 21 at Riverview – stay tuned or email currieh@douglas.bc.ca for details.