Extras from THE HUNGER GAMES to attend Modern Film Fest
This year's North Carolina film industry discussion panel at Modern Film Fest is going to take a look at a Cabarrus County made movie, "The Hunger Games," with extras from the movie attending a discussion panel at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the historic Gem Theatre, Kannapolis.
"The Hunger Games" filmed all over North Carolina, including at the Philip Morris location in Concord. The discussion panel will talk about how the North Carolina film industry is growing and how major movies are coming to the Charlotte region.
Scheduled to attend are:
Tim Olcott ("Flickerman Stagehand") -- Since his youth, Tim has been involved with many facets of performing – theatre, film, tv, and radio. He has appeared in over a dozen films and tv series, including: “The Hunger Games”, “Homeland”, “Eastbound & Down”, and “The People vs. Larry Flynt”. In the upcoming “The Healer,” he is a credited Stand-In for James LeGros. Tim minored in Theatre & Media Arts, and also moonlights as a pub quiz emcee.
Caitlin Wolfe who played a Capitol citizen; and has also worked on "Homeland" Season 2 as stand-in for Claire Danes
She is currently a student at the University of South Carolina majoring in Biological Sciences. She became interested in film and the film industry a little over a year ago at the beginning of the summer of 2011. She attended a casting call in Concord, North Carolina that was casting for a feature film and a tv series. She first received a call for the, "Homeland" TV series, which was partially filmed in Concord. She has gone on to work on, "Homeland" numerous times. She received the call to be in, "The Hunger Games" while I was working on, "Homeland" one day. Since last summer, she has worked on, "It's Supernatural" and a new tv series airing on Cinemax this fall.
Rob Hackett worked on the Caesar Flickerman "pre-games" show as a "capitol citizen." He was selected to do one brief scene as a "featured background player" with Stanley Tucci and Jack Quaid, but unfortunately it didn't make the final cut. The complete process involved a wardrobe fitting, hairstyling and makeup prior to the scheduled shooting date. Makeup was more elaborate than anything he had experienced in previous films or theatre work. Caesar's pre-game was filmed at Knight Theatre in Charlotte, He also worked on the "Tribute" parade and a brief capitol street scene both of which were filmed at the former Philip Morris Plant in Concord. His ilm/TV work include: "Leatherheads"- 2008 (team equipment manager); "Homeland"- 2011 (TV reporter / Army Officer / Driver, others); "The Hunger Games"- 2012 (Capitol Citizen); "Sleeping Around"- 2012 (Hamptons party-goer); "Banshee"- 2013 (town citizen, court worker)
Hackett has been acting since age 13, working in high school and then college, until his parents asked, "when I was going to pursue a 'real job.'" He is now a retired officer of the U.S. Army and Department of Veterans Affairs, and now when people ask what he does for a living as an actor.
"Admittedly on somedays a 'working actor' and many days an un-employed actor," Hackett said. "But an actor nevertheless."
Sharima Harmon was a Capitol citizen, and she had a full-screen closeup in the movie.
Lorinda Couch, who was an extra in the Hob scene will be with her kids Audrey and Grant, who acted as District 12 citizens
This is the 4th annual Modern Film Fest discussion panel, which is free to the public and will be held inside the Gem Theatre from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, taking place after the screening of, "Colored Confederates: Myth or Matter of Fact." There is a movie at 3 p.m. with the documentary, "Atlantic" screening with director Neal Hutchenson in attendance.
The discussion panel is free, but tickets to movie screenings are $4 each.