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Extras Needed for Indie Thriller to be Filmed Next Fall in OC

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OCEAN CITY, Md.- Dozens of extras are needed for an indie thriller set to be filmed in Ocean City beginning next fall. 

Philadelphia-based Nick Belial, a writer, producer and photographer known for Delaware Shore (2018), The Listing (2017), and The Red Suit (2014), will make his directorial debut with 'To Avenge," a crime/thriller described as "fueled by an emotionally gut-wrenching assault, an enigmatic heroine and an aggressive classic rock soundtrack."

“To Avenge," which was created by Belial, who co-wrote the script with Canadian screenwriter Erin Hazlehurst, is about a young woman named Vera, played by Taylor Hay (The Real O'Neals) who was sexually assaulted while visiting her friend in Ocean City. When her attackers are arrested, the media goes into a frenzy because two of the men are brothers of a billionaire family. Coercion and blackmail behind-the-scenes lead to the defense attorney dropping the charges.

In comes a complete stranger, a young woman named Taarna, played by Hanna Kleeman (Against the Night), angered by the way women are often treated during sexual assault proceedings. While she does not know Vera, she is determined to avenge her. 

Other cast members of "To Avenge" include Erika Eleniak (Bay Watch, ET: The Extraterrestrial," Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Kelli Maroney (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), Bernard Robichaud (Trailer Park Boys) and Brooke Lewis (iMurders). 

Belial has been vacationing in Ocean City with his family for more than four decades and went there for the first time when he was 11. He said Ocean City is a natural location for his film because "I love it there. I just love Ocean City. I grew up loving the beach. We just fell in love with it."

The bulk of the filming will take place in Ocean City, but Belial said some filming will also take place in Pennsylvania, Cape May, New Jersey, as well as in Lewes and Slaughter Beach, Delaware. 

Belial said he plans on starting filming in mid-September and that will go for about five weeks. He is looking for approximately 40 to 50 extras for a few scenes. 

"There will be one really big scene on the boardwalk," Belial said. "We're going to make it look like a May evening on the boardwalk."

Belial needs extras who would do what people when they visit the boardwalk: walk up and down it, go on Trimper's rides such as the Tidal Wave roller cosaster, browse the shops and such. There will also be an office scene that extras would be needed for. 

All extras will be paid a flat-rate, according to Belial.

"We made a commitment early on that all our actors will be paid," Belial said.

Extras with non-speaking roles will get screen credit while any extra who gets a speaking role, even if it's a line or two, will get IMDb credit, Belial said. 

For more information about “To Avenge” or to sign up to be an extra, visit www.toavenge.com or email Belial at nickbelialphotography@gmail.com. You can also visit Belial's director’s page at www.imdb.com/name/nm6016248/

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