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March 13 @ 12:00 pm 5:00 pm EDT

EXTRAS CASTING CALL – OK Who still has their 70’s clothes in the closet? Orange Platform Shoes, Green Leather Coat w White Fur Collar and you were digging the scene in the matching Diamond in the Back Sunroof Top, Green and White Thunderbird that you leaned so far over no one knew if you driving. Well this is an EXTRAS CASTING CALL FOR BETTY & BLUE, a short film by COLE SWANSON. Producers Dane Clarke II ​and Joel Poku are producing a short film called “Betty & Blue” which is a Harlem story that will inspire the next generation of black intellects and jazz listeners. On Monday March 13th they will be shooting inside @SOPAC and they are looking for locals to come be extras in the concert hall.

Logline; a Black musician, now in the later stages of his life, harks back to the magical moments in his childhood, career, and his relationship with his father who introduced him to his first true love: his trumpet named Betty. Betty & Blue is partially a period piece taking place when cats used to light up a cig, sip whiskey on the rocks, chat up a woman at the bar, then play their heart out on stage… in 60s / 70s Harlem.

Some details about the film

– 3X Emmy Winner Keith David is attached as lead/ narrator

– Composer attached is Isaiah J Thompson, whose work has been Golden Globe nominated

– Amari Cheatom (Judas and the Black Messiah, Detroit, Django Unchained, Roman J. Israel, Esq) is attached as supporting role

– The Director is Cole Swanson who is starting to gain attention in Hollywood since becoming a Converse All Star

– Harold O’Neal (Consultant for Pixar’s Soul) is an Executive Producer.

– Run time: ~12 minutes long

– We are represented by Innovative Artists Talent & Literary Agency(

They want this film to include the community and would love it if you would come on out and join in the shooting of this short film. Please spread the word and come on out. Check the link to see what’s required .

If I tagged you, i know it may be before your time ( LMAO )but you may know someone lol and if you are going to make it let me know and we can make a party after we done.


SOPAC – South Orange Performing Arts Center

, South Orange, New Jersey 07079 United States
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