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POSTED: April 10, 2013 9:48 a.m.

Extras are wanted Saturday for filming of the Erk Russell movie.
Footage will be shot for “Erk” during Saturday’s Blue/White spring football game, which starts at 1 p.m. at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro. Filmmakers will shoot closeups of fans and crowd shots. Fans are asked to dress in period 1980s attire to make the shots accurate and to have a chance to be in the film.
“We want to capture the essence of Paulson Stadium as it was in 1984,” said “Erk” producer and Georgia Southern alumnus Beau Turpin. “We highly encourage everyone to come out dressed as mid-1980s college-football fans. In addition to the clothing, the big hair that was popular with women in the ’80s is also encouraged.”
Turpin cautioned fans to not overdo it.
“Statesboro was a small town with new fans at the program’s infancy,” he said. “The more simple, the better. We will be passing out signs for the crowd. Milk-jug shakers and homemade noise makers are all welcome. The important part is that we are cheering on the 2013 Eagles for the Blue/White game.”
Turpin also said that the filmmakers will be in the background and won’t interrupt play, but they might talk to the crowd to get specific shots.  Full production on “Erk” begins later this year.

 

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