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2013-08-23 / Sports

Film company to hold local casting call for movie

EVELETH – Casting for an action film to be shot on the Iron Range will be held in Eveleth on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Mesabi Station. Los Angelesbased film company Almighty Dog Entertainment will be shooting the action film. A few scenes will also be shot on the North Shore and in Duluth.

The film is slated to be shot the first two weeks in September. Minnesota native Jerry Seppala from Griffin Productions, Ryan Kern of Duluth, Riki McManus of the Upper Minnesota Film Office and the IRRRB have all worked to get the film to the region.

Anyone interested in auditioning for the film or being an extra in the film is asked to email a headshot photo and resume to almightydog@mail.com.

“We have an opportunity to showcase northern Minnesota, and many of the locations where the film will be shot will be very recognizable,” said McManus.

The film will feature a few local tie-ins. Jerry

Seppala, a partner at Griffin Productions, a film production company headquartered in Minneapolis, and is one of the producing partners. Seppala has extensive experience in political, non-profit and advocacy fundraising.

“Our office is delighted to welcome Almighty Dog Entertainment and the film “Sdanka’s War” to northeastern Minnesota. It’s the first feature film to qualify for both the Snowbate production incentive and the new IRRRB incentive,” said Lucinda Winter of Minnesota Film and TV. “It’s really exciting to see filming activity begin to pick up so soon after these two programs were funded.”

Directing the action film is Tino Struckmann, who specializes in action/war movies. The film, titled “Sdanka’s War,” is an action film set mostly in Eastern Europe dealing with human trafficking (think La Femme Nikta meets Predator meets modern day ATeam). Struckmann is still in search of fresh faces and new talent and will be casting local actors and extras in the film.

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