Aug 28, 2015 5:16 PM
Portsmouth filmmakers seek extras for short film about opioid crisis
PORTSMOUTH - Local filmmakers are looking for extras to appear in a public service announcement about the city's heroin crisis.
Producer Michael Venn told seacoastonline.com that "the aim is to show that the Portsmouth Police Department and the community are behind talking about and bringing awareness to the heroin crisis the city is currently facing."
Portsmouth police are helping to produce the PSA, titled "It's Time, Let's Talk," and anyone interested in appearing in a crowd scene is asked to be in Prescott Park Saturday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The extras will gather near the Prescott Park stage and will be required to sign a release. Minors must have signed permission from a parent or guardian.
Former Police Commissioner Gerald "Jerry" Howe and his wife Jocelyn Frechette donated $5,750 toward the project, from a family trust they manage.
Venn and Karlina Lyons are also collaborating on a documentary titled, "Community is Greater than Heroin."