Local artists wanted to appear in film starring Michelle Williams, to be set in Portland
Director Kelly Reichardt, whose films include critically acclaimed 2019 feature film “First Cow,” is reuniting with Michelle Williams on a new film to be shot in the Portland area starting in early June. Reichardt and Williams have previously worked together on “Wendy and Lucy” (2008) and “Meek’s Cutoff” (2010), both of which were filmed in Oregon, and “Certain Women” (2016), which was filmed in Montana.
The new project is called “Presentation,” which is described in a brief entry on the Internet Movie Database as “A vibrant and very funny portrait of an artist on the verge of an exhibition that will change his career. As she navigates her family, friends and colleagues before her show, the chaos of life becomes the inspiration of great art.
John Magaro, who gave a touching performance in “First Cow”, was “Showing” teammate. The film is also the latest example of Reichardt’s long working relationship and writer Jonathan Raymond, who co-wrote the screenplay.
Raymond and Reichardt have previously worked together on “First Cow”, “Wendy and Lucy”, “Meek’s Cutoff” and two other feature films shot in Oregon, “Old Joy” (2006) and “Night Moves” (2013).
Related: Director Kelly Reichardt on ‘First Cow’ and Why She’s Making Movies in Oregon
The casting company, Adam and the Backgrounds, calls for “genuine” Portland artists “of all trades and abilities” to play as art students in “Presentation.” All roles are paid, and the company chooses people 18 and over.
According to a press release, those interested should create a profile on adamandthebackgrounds.com that includes “photos of you and your art.” Make sure to include your special skills. “
Applicants should then send an email showing these skills to [email protected] Dancers and musicians are welcome to send videos of their art, and artists / sculptors / carpenters / fabric artists, etc., should send photos.
– Kristi Turnquist