Find out how to get on screen in an independent movie

Interested in some on-screen time in a local independent film?

If you are, clear your schedule Friday.

A local film crew is looking for extras to appear on camera in Williams Township.

The film was written by Lehigh Valley High School of the Performing Arts graduate Taylor Purdee. He is directing and starring in it.

It’s about a recent college graduate whose plans to go on a music tour fall apart, leaving him trapped at home. He soon meets other similarly educated, similarly unemployed young people and turns disappointment into hope by forming a new band.

He chose a simple story to keep costs down. Easton and its suburbs serve as a great backdrop for his vision. Most of the movie is shot outdoors during mild weather, making it easier to light.

“I was trying to think of things we had the resources for,” Purdee said.

The music consists of easy-to-play folk tunes.

“It kind of coalesced into this,” Purdee said.

The movie doesn’t have a title. The lead character is named Killian, so the working title is “Killian and the Comeback Kids.”

On Monday, Purdee was almost halfway through the 17-day shooting schedule. Purdee hopes to have the film edited by January and released to festivals after that. He envisions a release in small movie theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and hopefully SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

The film is being produced by Karmic Release, the production company of Purdee’s mother, Roberta Morris. The Williams Township woman’s company has produced multiple documentaries for HBO.

The filmmakers thanked the Easton mayor’s office, Weyerbacher brewery, Crayola, Twin Rivers Music, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Durham, DeSales University and the local filmmakers’ group FIFO for their help with the project.

For information on how to play an extra in the movie, email


Taylor Purdee wrote and is directing the film. He graduated from Fordham University in 2014. He plays Killian.

Purdee’s father, Nathan…

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