PHUKET: Bangkok-based film company Hub Ho Hin has canceled all roles offered to Phuket residents for the movie Jaew (Operation Maid), starring Pornchita “Benz” na Songkhla, because a decision has been made to film location shots in Chiang Mai instead of Phuket.
Jarunee “Maew” Boonsake, second assistant director on the movie, explained, “The director, Yongyuth Thongkongtoon, has decided to shoot in Chiang Mai because we need Songkran festival scenes set there.
“The movie will be released worldwide, so the Director wants to show Songkran in Chiang Mai as a way to show [the world] Thai culture.
“We apologize to the people in Phuket who have applied for parts as extras. However, we will forward their files to Jarupas “Jib” Padmasiri, the casting director of the movie Muang Rae (Mining town), which Hub Ho Hin will shoot in Phuket.”
She added that the company is still seeking three Thai-speaking Westerners for Muang Rae, as well as 40 extras with southern Thai looks.
Shooting of the Phuket scenes of Muang Rae is scheduled to begin in early October.
Budding actors may contact K. Jib at Tel: 01-8026702 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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