UNIDENTIFIED flying objects will be circling Bathurst in the new year, but it will be all in the name of artistic endeavour.
Local independent filmmaker Chris Krupa is set to use Bathurst as the backdrop for his upcoming production of The Lights, a mockumentary horror flick.
“I’ve been involved in film for most of my adult life,” the 39-year-old artist said. “I’ve created independent films that have been entered into short film festivals across the globe, including in South America, Brussels and Athens. This year I also participated in Tropfest.”
But this project is something special for Mr Krupa, who has a Diploma in Fine Arts.
“The Lights will be my feature-length film debut,” he said.
Billed as a micro-budget horror film with a science fiction twist, the flick follows two brothers as they track UFO sightings and landings.
“It will be filmed documentary-style, but the story will be fiction,” Mr Krupa explained.
“The Lights revolves around the revelations the two brothers stumble upon while they are tracking UFO activity.”
To get this project off the ground, Mr Krupa is looking for some talented and enthusiastic individuals to lend a hand.
“It will be a very small team shooting this film,” he said. “But I am hoping to recruit a sound/boom mic operator and a production assistant.”
Mr Krupa said experience is not necessary for the roles, which would be ideal for some local theatre students.
“I’ll happily guide them through,” he said.
A casting call has also been organised for January 17, between 10.30am and 4.30pm, in the Bathurst Library meeting room.
“The day is really a meet and greet for people with acting experience who may want to be involved,” Mr Krupa said.
Specifically, he is looking for two men aged in their 20s, one woman aged in her 20s, and a man and woman in their 60s.
Shooting will take place in March and April next year in and around Bathurst and Mr Krupa is hoping to pitch it to an Australian distributor.
Mr Krupa can be contacted on 0407 016 799 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch the teaser trailer at www.whatarethelights.com.