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Mayor: Movie to be Filmed in North Canton

North Canton, surrounding area inspiration and setting for film by Canton native

North Canton and the surrounding area will be the site for a feature-length film, Mayor David Held announced at a press conference this afternoon.

The independent film, “Underdogs,” tells the story of a small-town high school football team playing their cross-town rival amid rumors of outsourcing for the city’s main employer.

Filming will begin July 16 and last for about five weeks. It will be directed by Canton native Doug Dearth.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to bring something back to my community,” Dearth said. “I'm very proud of where I came from. Plus, it's a football movie and what better place to shoot that than in Canton, anyway.”

Check back with North Canton Patch for more on this story.

Renee Rojas June 27, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Doug is a friend of mine! I graduated with him in 1984 and have great admiration for his work. Hi independent films are wonderful.
Renee Rojas June 27, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Doug is a friend of mine! I graduated with him in 1984 and have great admiration for his work. His independent films are wonderful.
Ben Weitzel June 28, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Do they have all of the actors? If they need one, I could help!
Morgan Day (Editor) June 28, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Hey Awesome Ben! Auditions for movie extras will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hoover Auditorium, 219 E. Maple St. (We'll have that info in our full story tomorrow.) But here's the thing, they're looking for people ages 18-24. Maybe they'll happen to have something for you though? You never know!
Savannah Gale June 28, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Im 11 would i be able to audition?
Morgan Day (Editor) June 28, 2012 at 12:18 PM
Hey Savannah! I'm going to have to echo what I told Ben. They're looking for people 18-24 but you never know if they'll need a couple younger actors. Good luck!
Ben Weitzel June 28, 2012 at 12:25 PM
I found some info on the website about extras at http://www.underdogsthemovie.com/2012/06/sign-up-to-be-an-extra/ It doesn't say an age limit but it does say if you are 18 or younger you need to be with your parent or guardian.
Morgan Day (Editor) June 28, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Oh cool! Ben, I'm going to add that info to our new update today. Thanks for sharing!
Jeannine W Lizak June 30, 2012 at 03:10 AM
Where is the Hoover Auditorium?
Morgan Day (Editor) June 30, 2012 at 01:24 PM
219 E. Maple St. on the fourth floor.

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