April Meeting – Brandon Austin’s New Music Video and Casting Call


Beginning in April, we will meet the first Thursday of each month at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S 6th Street in downtown Springfield, IL.  This month’s meeting is Thursday, April 4.

Our April speaker is Brandon Austin, a hiphop artist and aspiring actor from Springfield. Brandon puts a fun spin on the hiphop genre and writes music to encourage people to enjoy life and stay positive during tough moments. Brandon is currently working with Twenty One Seven Studios to film a music video for his new song, “Good Morning,” taking viewers on a trip to explore the bizarre day in the life of an artist, while showing you that, even in the midst of chaos, there is a reason to smile and appreciate the world around you.

As a bonus – Brandon, is hosting a casting call following his presentation. A total of 50 volunteers are being sought as extras for the video:

8-12 dancers who can perform a simple choreographed routine
30 civilians with special visual talents
5 males to portray homeless men
10 people to play patrons at a restaurant

The music video is scheduled to be filmed on April 27 in Athens. Brandon will provide additional details during his presentation.

NOTE: If you cannot attend this meeting and casting call but are interested in being a volunteer extra in the film, please send an email to CIFC at cifcnews@gmail.com.

CIFC encourages you to attend this meeting and support film opportunities in central Illinois. Our monthly meetings are open to the public with no admission fee.  Parking is FREE on the street or $1 in the attached parking ramp.

The Central Illinois Film Commission is a membership organization dedicated to promoting central Illinois as a historical and film-friendly region, attracting and serving the film, television, video, photography, documentary, and music industries, while promoting and supporting the talent, services, and experience of our members.

Hope to see you there!