A local filmmaker is getting ready to cast his next film in Timmins. Adam McKay, who made the feature film The Long Road Home in 2011, is now looking for some talent to not only act in the film, but also help shape the way it’s made. McKay says the film is going to be a portrait of Timmins, through the lives of the people who live here. He’s says the film will incorporate the stories of the people he casts, focusing on what it means to live in Timmins, and what the city is about. As McKay says, it’s the good, the bad, and the ugly.

As the casting process is about to begin, McKay says they have room for people with all kinds of interests. He says if you’re looking for on-screen time, if you have a story to share, or if you want to help make the movie, there may be a spot for you. He says ultimately, he wants to get people involved to show this is possible without a Hollywood sized budget.

In addition to the movie, tentatively called One Night in Timmins, McKay is looking to create a non-profit in the city. He says it will be a place where people who can’t afford media training to volunteer their time in exchange for photography lessons, equipment rentals, or music classes. This stems from McKay’s belief that art shouldn’t only be for those who can afford it.

McKay says he wants to tell the story of Timmins, through the people who live here. The open casting call is happening at the Timmins Public Library on September 14th and 15th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. McKay asks anyone interested in coming out to first send an email to onenighttimmins@gmail.com.