Man with a Tropfest plan invites extras to be part of crowd scene

IF you want to be a part of one of Australia’s most popular film festivals mark Saturday, August 9 in your diary.

Local actor and St Georges Basin mechanic, Colin DeFries, has arranged for a crowd scene in his Tropfest short film, Spouse Rouse, to be shot at the Vincentia Sporting Complex next month.

He has put out the call to people who would like to take part in the scene.

Mr DeFries, who has the lead role in the film, co-wrote the script with Jamie Humphris. The movie is centred on relationships and involved the unusual sport of wife carrying.

Mr DeFries plays a former champion wife-carrying exponent who mentors a young entrant in an upcoming event.

“There is a twist at the end and I am not giving any hints away,” he said.

“Most of the filming has been completed and it’s coming on really well. 

“The hardest part is cutting the vision down to seven minutes,” he said.

Mr DeFries has not ruled out a longer ‘director’s cut’.

He has an infectious passion for acting.

“I always thought I had a good head for radio,” he said.

“I got into acting because it’s not just for good looking blokes, faces with character are needed too.

“You need character to play a character.”

He has appeared in numerous commercials and in television shows like Rescue Special Ops and Review with Miles Barlow.

Before filming the crowd scene, extras can enjoy a barbecue and refreshments at noon, with the filming to follow shortly after.

To be part of the crowd scene just show up. If you have any questions phone 0438 602 811.

MOVIE MAN: Colin DeFries is ready for the Tropfest short film festival, which has a mirror theme.

MOVIE MAN: Colin DeFries is ready for the Tropfest short film festival, which has a mirror theme.

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