The official word:
Akron, Ohio – March 26, 2010 – If you’ve been waiting for your big break or you simply want to be part of a phenomenal community project, we have some exciting news. On April 3, actor, director and producer Corbin Bernsen and his team will hold local auditions for parts in his upcoming film, 25 Hill, which will be shot primarily at Derby Downs in Akron. Because this truly community project was inspired and funded in great part by the Greater Akron area, a handful of roles have been reserved for local residents.
WHO: All Northeast Ohio residents
WHAT: Open auditions for 25 Hill, the Soap Box Derby movie written, produced and directed by Bernsen
WHERE: Derby Downs, 789 Derby Downs Drive, Akron
WHEN: Saturday, April 3 from 9 a.m. until noon
THE DETAILS: No need to bring headshots or resumes. We’ll take your photo and give you a form to fill out so we can contact you at a later date. Previous acting experience is welcomed but not necessary. Filming takes place in April, June and July.
THE MOVIE: 25 Hill, centers on an 11-year-old boy named Trey whose dreams of Derby victory fade when his father is killed fighting in Afghanistan. But Trey begins to rebuild those dreams with the help of a reluctant hero, a one-time derby champ, who is contending with his own terrible heartbreak. A deep friendship is forged and wounds are healed in the dim light of a backyard garage, but the duos hopes are threatened when the Derby’s demise appears imminent.