by Matthew Eeles
Making an independent feature film is not easy.
Most low-budget filmmakers have to call in favours from a mate or two, or in director Peter Renzullo’s case – a few hundred.
Mr Renzullo is shooting Anticipation in Perth and is looking for a horde of extras for a crowd scene at the Civic Hotel in Inglewood on March 23.
“The Civic holds 500,” he says. “We’re not expecting anywhere near those numbers, but it would be great to get as many people as we can. There will be a number of local hip-hop artists performing on the night, so there’s entertainment as well as getting the chance to be an extra in the film.”
Anticipation is about Lenny (Glenn Herbert), a solo artist who’s determined to overcome his crippling social anxiety and make a living from playing music. Along the way he is supported by his sister Hayley (Kate Lloyd).
“We are a very small team,” says Renzullo, who wrote the film and is also its director, cinematographer, editor and composer. “I couldn’t do it without the support of the amazing talent in front of the camera. I couldn’t thank them enough for helping me to bring this story to life.”
Renzullo hopes to have Anticipation finished by the end of the year, in time for the 2019 film festival circuit.
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