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4/1/2014 10:05:00 AM
Local production company looking for Native American actors for new film
Navajo-Hopi Observer

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A local film production company is auditioning Native American actors around the country for its next feature length film, currently titled "Legends from the Sky."

Holt Hamilton Productions, which produced the award winning films, "More Than Frybread" and "Turquoise Rose," announced that in addition to auditions in March, on April 26, the company will put on auditions in Albuquerque, N.M. at the Isletta Casino from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Other locations in the future will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, Los Angeles, Calif., Denver, Colo., San Francisco, Calif., Lawrence, Kan., Seattle, Wash. and more.

The film is a science fiction Native thriller that tells the story of a Native American veteran who returns home after the Iraq war to find out that his grandfather is missing and an unidentified federal organization has moved in and taken over his land. Signs and rumors of extraterrestrial activities are evident as the hero sets out to save his missing grandfather and find out what is really happening with the men in black.

The movie will be filmed this summer and is scheduled to shoot on the Navajo, Makah and Yakama reservations. Phoenix, Ariz. will also be a major location in the film.

Writer and Director Holt Hamilton said he is working on getting other reservation locations secured.

"We're excited to film on new reservations, with new communities we haven't had the chance to work with before," Hamilton said. "Of course it's always great to come home and shoot more on Navajoland."

He said that work has continued on this project for four years since "More Than Frybread" came out.

"It's time we get back in the saddle and get another project in the can," he said.

Hamilton said there are more than 50 acting roles, both Native and non-Native parts.

"We hope to have all our actors lined up by the end of April," he said.

Auditions will take place in person or online.

More information about the audition process is available at

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