Felicity Caldwell, mX, reports
Landing a paid role in a film alongside big-name Hollywood actors may be as easy as surfing the net.
Paid extra work is being advertised on Gumtree, with an ad posted this week for The Railway Man, starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.
The movie, due for release next year, needs Caucasian men who are very thin to play prisoners of war and Japanese/ Korean men to play soldiers.
The job pays $20-25 per hour, with filming on the Gold Coast in June and July.
V Management's Tiffany Fon-Lowe said men aged 18 to 35 interested in The Railway Man should email through photos today, for casting auditions for tomorrow.
Fon-Lowe said it was an opportunity to get six weeks of work and it was "possible'' they could meet Kidman.
Don't despair if you don't fit this bill, talent agents say there's work available for many different types of looks.
New Farm talent agency Ego Management manager Gillian Samuels said producers need a range of looks for extra work.
"Extras are meant to be background people and not meant to be recognisable so they're not featuring them in any way,'' Samuels said.
"There's no criteria about what you look like to be an extra. It's about creating a crowd scene.''
She said potential extras should be mature, have professional headshots and be flexible with their availability.
For more info, email brisbanebookings@vmanage ment.com.au.