We wrote an article on this a while back, but have a quick update for you today. Everybody Loves Whales, directed by Ken Kwapis, starring Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, and John Krasinski, is filming on location in Barrow, Alaska this weekend, October 29, 30 and 31.
The Casting Department forEverybody Loves Whales is looking for some of the local folks to “portray the many rescuers and reporters who went out to the ice to help free the whales or report on the story.” Registration to be in the movie takes about five minutes, and experience is probably not required since there is no audition. Filming on Saturday, October 30, is expected to last at least 10 to 12 hours, including a hot catered lunch for the crew and cast.
With a generous film tax credit ranges from 30% to 44%, Alaska is gaining exposure as one of the most attractive filming locations in the country. Everybody Loves Whales is the largest feature movie to ever film in Alaska. The production is looking to hire 72 locals for the film. Perhaps one of them could be you?
For the rest of us non-Barrow residents, we can’t wait to see this movie on the big screen. Congratulations again to our client, the Alaska Film Office.
UPDATES (September 16, 2011)
Everybody Loves Whales recently has changed its name to Big Miracle.
Image from Big Miracle via Google.