Extra special party in Derry

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If you want to make it big in the movies, then you need go no further than Derry city centre this month.

‘Limbo’, a new film being shot in Northern Ireland, is the story of four twenty-somethings whose lives collide on New Year’s Eve night.

A pivotal scene in the movie is being filmed in Derry later this month - and the filmmakers need more than 400 extras to make the scene work as originally intended.

Second assistant director Stephen Darragh says that they are confident the Derry public will enthusiastically embrace the project.

“What we are looking for is a full blown party atmosphere including Derry’s world famous fancy dress costumes,” he said.

“What we need is hundreds of people to take part in filming between March 14 and 19.

“The scene takes place on New Year’s Eve and we need to fill Derry city centre.

“Unfortunately the crew is relying on the generosity of the Derry people as this will be unpaid work.

“But we guarantee that it will be an event to remember and a perfect learning experience for anyone interested in drama or film-making.”

The film follows the fortunes of four young people over the course of one New Year’s Eve.

Johnny, a small time crook and Marie, a dissatisfied shop assistant are both looking for a fresh start. Greta and Pearse meet in extraordinary circumstances on a bridge overlooking the city. With Greta facing a terminal illness and Pearse with a bounty on his head, this unlikely duo fall in love.

A wayward corpse and this unlikely love story all compose the jigsaw puzzle as the night’s events expertly fall into place, weaving an existential portrait of the characters’ lives as their hopes, fears and secrets are revealed.

Anyone interested in becoming an extra for the scene can find the Limbo Feature Film page on Facebook or can e-mail details, including name, age and location to limbomovie@hotmail.co.uk.