Vera Farmiga feature film "Higher Ground" seeking extras

Ulster County-based actress Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed) makes her directorial debut with a production called "Higher Ground". The film is based on born-again Christian Carolyn Briggs' memoir, "This Dark World: A Memoir of Salvation Found and Lost".

Filming will take place in the Mid-Hudson Valley Ulster County area of New York through July 1, 2010. Higher Ground comes to theaters in 2011.

The film is hiring extras of all types and ages. If you are interested in working as a background actor in this movie please email the following - Name, sex, age, recent photo of yourself, and contact information to:

The production also needs cars from 1960s and 1970s:

● Cars/trucks from 1961 or earlier.
● A powder blue convertible 1963.
● Vans from 1972 or earlier.
● Small school bus from 1970 or earlier for purchase.
● Cars from 1979 or earlier.
● Cop car from 1979 or earlier.

Principal Actor Casting:

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

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

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.

The Group Entertainment
115 W. 29th Street
Suite 1102
New York, NY 10001


Carly Hugo
Matt Parker
Brice Dal Farra
Claude Dal Farra


Vera Farmiga


Vera Farmiga
Taissa Farmiga


Carolyn Briggs grew up with modest means in the Iowa heartland. Pregnant at seventeen, married a few months later, by the age of eighteen she found herself living in a trailer with no plans beyond having more babies-until she found Jesus. It began innocently enough-a few minutes lingering on the televangelist stations, a cursory look at the Bible-and soon she had wholly given herself over to a radical, apocalyptic New Testament church. Her daily life was permeated with a sense of the divine-she spent hours a day in prayer and Bible study, wore modest clothing, even braced herself for the Rapture every time she heard trumpet music over the supermarket loudspeaker. It was only when her marriage began to unravel that Carolyn dared to question the religious dogma she had embraced for all of her adult life to date.