Tribune-Courier General Manager
The producers of the “Hillbilly Water” music video have put out a casting call for actors and extras in hopes of finding locals who want to play a role in the production.
The video, based on a song recorded by Nashville recording artist Buddy Jewel, is being filmed exclusively in Marshall County by Ken Andrus of Drop D Films in Murray. Spencer Balentine, owner of Silver Trail Distillery in Hardin, wrote the video script for the song.
Balentine said he and Andrus are seeking people to play the following roles: an aged 50’s man for a preacher, an aged 50’s woman as the preacher’s sourpuss wife, an age 21 woman for the preacher’s daughter, an age 21 man for the boyfriend, an age 50’s man to play the role of sheriff and an age 30’s man for the baptized guy.
There are also scenes calling for extras in group shots. One is a riverbank scene, with approximately 20 extras needed. Another is a country party scene for persons over age 21.
Anyone interested in applying for the casting call is asked to upload a picture to both the Silver Trail and Oakwood Studio facebook page and indicate the role you are applying for.
Balentine said filming is on schedule to begin sometime in early May.
“Hillbilly Water” is on Jewell’s album titled “Country Enough.” He plans to release it as a single this summer when the video is complete.
Plans for production include scenes at the farmhouse of Tater and Brenda Edwards in Palestine, a cabin owned by Layne Hendrickson in Benton, the old jail in the basement of the Marshall County Courthouse and at Kentucky Lake near Kenlake State Resort Park.
Jewell was the first season winner of Nashville Star on USA Network in 2003.