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So, you wanna be a star? Local actors wanted for movie about supposed UFO crash

Staff reports

The Preston County News & Journal

KINGWOOD, W.Va — Regional actors of all ages seeking roles are invited to audition on May 7 at the Preston Community Arts Center in Kingwood for a part in a forthcoming feature film based on the historical incident of a supposed UFO crash-landing in Pennsylvania.

“Kecksburg” is based on an incident that allegedly occurred on Dec. 9, 1965.

The open audition call begins at 2 p.m.

Grand Conspiracy Films, LLC, an established production company based in southwestern Pennsylvania and specializing in films based on folklore and urban legends, is producing the motion picture.

“Kecksburg” will be the third feature film produced by Grand Conspiracy Films, LLC, and the fifth feature film directed by southwestern Pennsylvania native Cody Knotts.

Their most recent collaboration, “Gore Orphanage,” based on an Ohio urban legend, attracted 1,108 paid attendees to its premiere screening in Sandusky, Ohio, and subsequently received national distribution through and Family Video retail stores. The production company plans to create a series of films based on American folklore and urban legends, all of which will be filmed in West Virginia.

“Kecksburg” is already generating interest among UFO enthusiasts throughout the United States and abroad. The script, based on extensive primary and secondary source research, seeks to answer many of the unresolved questions surrounding the mysterious acorn-shaped object which crashed in 1965. Among the actors already attached to the film are UFO experts John Ventre and Fred Saluga, state directors for Pennsylvania and West Virginia, respectively, of the Mutual UFO Network. MUFON’s director of communications, Roger Marsh, will film behind-the-scenes footage of the production.

Other actors slated to appear in leading roles in the film include Remington Moses, Maria Olsen, Shane Douglas, Richard John Walters and “Pittsburgh Dad” Curt Wootton. Ms. Moses, who will play Anne LeMaster, is an accomplished young actress with an impressive family heritage in the performing arts. She is the great-granddaughter of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, granddaughter of Ricky Nelson, daughter of actors William R. Moses and Tracy Nelson, and great-niece to actor Mark Harmon. She has appeared in several Lifetime films and was the recipient of the “Outstanding Performance in the field of Drama” award from Campbell Hall.

Filming for “Kecksburg” is scheduled for the spring of 2018 in northern West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. Over 250 actors are needed for principal, supporting and background roles in the production. Actors and production staff are available for interviews upon request.

For additional details, please contact Emily Lapisardi by email at [email protected] or by phone at 724-350-0127.

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