Frankenmuth's Christmas-themed movie looking for extras

FRANKENMUTH (WJRT) - (03/07/19) - Do you want to be in a movie? The time is now!

A family-themed Christmas movie is being filmed at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

Frankenmuth is known for rich culture, small businesses, and amazing chicken, but that's not all.

"The first thing you think about when you think about Frankenmuth is Christmas. We come up here. It's a tradition we come up at least once a year for ornaments over at Bronner's," Bill Narita, Lansing resident, said.

Shoppers may also find themselves at River Place Shops, a site for an upcoming Christmas movie.

"For River Place Shops, it's exciting just to be part of that kind of backdrop for this magical holiday movie. All of our tenants have brought out their Christmas decorations again. We're ready for spring of course, but we're happy to go back to Christmas and make sure that we have that magical atmosphere that the film production company is looking for" Jessica Haynes said. Haynes is the Director of Marketing at River Place Shops.

It's not just the shops getting involved. Producers need extras to be featured as shoppers and townspeople, and that can be you!

"There's something about Christmas and especially the Christmas movies themselves that people love. It's something that you share with your families every year, and it's absolutely exciting that someone from Frankenmuth, Midland, Bay City, Saginaw, all across the Great Lakes Bay Region can be a part of this film as well," Haynes said.

Are you hooked yet? If so, the next step is easy.

"Anyone who's interested can send their name and availability and their availability and their head shot to: The company in charge of that will get back with you and let you know when your chance for the spotlight is," Haynes said.

The scenes will film from March 6 to 10 and March 13 to 16 at River Place Shops in Frankenmuth.

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