Feature film 'Touchback' casting call for cars and drivers in Coopersville, MI

Touchback Casting Call CoopersvilleTouchback comes to theaters in 2011

Emmett/Furla Films and Freedom Films are currently in production on the movie 'Touchback'. Emmett/Furla Films has produced such films as Street Kings, 16 Blocks, Home of the Brave, The Wicker Man, Lonely Hearts, and Rambo (2008). The film stars Kurt Russell and Christine Lahti. The film is about a man who looks back 15 years to the injury that ended his career as a promising high-school football player. Barry Sanders, the former Detroit Lions superstar and Hall of Fame running back, will play the role of the offensive coordinator for the fictional Cuyahoga High School football team.

The 'Touchback' casting directors are seeking people in the Coopersville, Michigan area with a 1995 and earlier model car, van, RV's or pickup trucks to portray tailgaters in the parking lot of a football game. Filming will take place at Coopersville High School. This job books for 4 days. To be considered, go to the following website and fill out the casting form:

Must be available to work August 12, 13, 16, and 17, 2010 in Coopersville, Michigan. Pay rate is $75/8 hours. Must be a Michigan resident with ID. 18 years of age and older only.

The following roles are also being cast:

FOOTBALL PLAYER - Paid position: If you're interested in being cast as a football player specifically, you need to go to the website to register for tryouts held the first few days in August and contact Aimee McDaniels about tryout details:

MARCHING BAND - If you want to be part of the marching bands, please contact Jeff Robke at (616) 450-2744, or Coopersville High School Band Director, Scott Struyk at (616) 997-3522.

In addition, the production is still looking for 2,000 extras for the shoot to fill the stands in the football stadium. Prize drawings will be held for those bringing the biggest group of extras each night. Be in the stands for football game scenes from 9:00pm - 6:00am the following 4 nights: Thursday Aug 12, Friday Aug 13, Monday Aug 16 and Tuesday Aug 17, 2010. If you'd like to volunteer to be an extra for one or more of these nights, please visit "Touchback Scott Murphy" at and click the link on the left of the page titled, "Volunteer to be a Touchback Movie Extra" to fill out the automated form. Those interested in being extras can also e-mail with contact information and availability.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Emmett/Furla Films
8200 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Freedom Films
15300 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 320
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Touchback LLC
280 Ann Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Principal Actor Casting:

Principal Actor Casting Has Been Completed

Kerry Barden
Paul Schnee
Barden/Schnee Casting
150 West 28th Street
Suite 402
New York, NY 10001

Extras Casting:

Touchback Casting
JR Galactic
PO Box 1130
Okemos, MI 48805

Producers: George Furla, Randall Emmett, Lisa Kearns, Shannon Gardner, Derek Beumer, Rob Cowan, Adam Griffin, Ryan Bundra

Director: Don Handfield

Starring: Kurt Russell, Christine Lahti, Brian Presley, Drew Powell


Scott Murphy, a former football star turned farmer and family man attempts suicide to save his family from financial disaster; however, when he wakes up he finds himself back in the past, reliving the events that led up to his career-ending, life-altering injury. He is forced to choose between his simple life and the path to fame and fortune.