Feature film seeks Native Americans

Oct 5, 2012

Casting for a major feature film is taking place across Western South Dakota over the next few days.

The film “Lee” is a Native American coming-of-age story in the tradition of the motion picture classic “Stand By Me”.

Producer Mollye Asher says the story centers on three Lakota teens on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

“It’s their last summer before they all go their separate ways,” Asher explains. “And a tragedy happens in the main character’s family. It sort of thrusts these three teenagers into a more adult world, and they end up rediscovering each other…and, really, the meaning of life and hope.”

Asher is looking for Native American men and women, boys and girls from age 2 to elders.She says the goal is to make the film as authentic as possible.

“Lee” films in South Dakota starting May 2013.

Dates and locations of casting calls:

Sat. Oct. 6 – 11 a.m. to5 p.m. – Sacred Heart Parish, Highway 18, Pine Ridge, S.D.

Sun. Oct. 7 – 11 a.m. to5 p.m. – Oyate Center (in the heart of the Lakota Homes), 2430 Gnugnuska Drive - Rapid City, S.D.

Mon. Oct. 8 – 11 a.m. to5 p.m. – Sinte Gleska University – Mutlipurpose Building 101 Antelope Lake Circle – Mission, S.D.

Tues. Oct. 9 – 11 a.m. to5 p.m. – Oglala Lakota College – 400 Piya Wiconi Road – Kyle, S.D.