Photo exclusive to The Paper of Montgomery County by Carlos Redondo. <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Steve Hester addresses movie hopefuls. Another set of auditions will be held Sat.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->
Photo exclusive to The Paper of Montgomery County by Carlos Redondo.

Steve Hester addresses movie hopefuls. Another set of auditions will be held Sat.

Forty eight local horror film hopefuls took their shot at movie stardom last Saturday when Montgomery County Movies held auditions in the Crawfordsville District Public Library.

"Forty eight auditions in two hours must be a local record of some sort" remarked Dick Munro, one of the auditioning crew. "Unfortunately there were 17 others who signed-up but failed to attend."

Philip Demoret, who filmed the auditions for future review and casting stated "Everything went quite well and honestly, we were surprised to discovered so many applicants with talent strong enough to make final casting quite difficult. Every person who came out will be cast in the play, most in minor roles or as extras. The script calls for only 3 major roles, but also several 'supporting roles' and as many of those extras as would like to will make their once-in-a-lifetime appearance up there on the silver screen."

Steve Hester, Director of the auditioning portion of the event, commented on the cooperation of all involved. "I've held over a dozen 'stage play' auditions," he said. "And this is the first time, when I asked everyone to quiet down they not only did but they stayed that way, which contributed quite a bit to our speedy completion."

Due to those 17 people missing the audition and others still calling in to sign-up, one final audition session will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. on the third floor of the PNC Bank Building at the corner of Main and Washington Streets in Downtown Crawfordsville.

Candidates of any age are welcome to appear in the full length feature film. The only requirement is to have a legitimate connection with Montgomery County.