‘Signals 2’ filming winding up in Berkeley Springs
Roman Pictures, a movie production company based in Alexandria, Va., has roles available for a scene in “Signals 2” being filmed here on Saturday, August 18.
The company has already cast several Ice House Theater regulars to perform roles in the scene to be filmed, but other parts are available.
The shoot will be one of the last scenes filmed for the sci-fi action-drama “Signals 2.”
Carlos Etzio Roman, the film’s producer, director and writer, has filmed in Berkeley Springs before.
“We were amazed at the hospitality and offers to help the production from the town of Berkeley Springs, its business establishments and its residents,” he said. “We also enjoy the fact that Berkeley Springs is a very art-friendly town. We’re happy to add our motion picture to the list of arts projects associated with Berkeley Springs and the Morgan Arts Council.”
Roman said he plans to begin shooting a new feature film that will be centered around Berkeley Springs and filmed mostly on location.
Cooperation from local courthouse officials for his new court-centered action/drama was a major influence for his decision to film the entire movie here, Roman said.
The Ice House and Morgan Arts Council contributed to a previous film shoot here by Roman Pictures. The Sherriff’s Department and Fire and Ambulance companies helped as well. A SWAT team was even put together by Deputy Scott Lemon. The team was filmed invading the Ice House, which the production company turned into a hide-out for a band of machine-gun-wielding bad guys.
Bill Clark, director of the county’s Economic Development Authority, has arranged for the upcoming movie shoot to take place in the former Morgan County Hospital. Roman Pictures hopes to help publicize the availability of the facility.
Sharon Carpenter-Rose, a principal actor and assistant producer for Roman Pictures, said Clark’s enthusiasm for the project is contagious.
Carpenter-Rose began her acting career on the Ice House stage and says she is happy to bring the influx of arts action and revenue for local businesses from the company’s D.C.-based actors.
She credited Gary McDaniel with bringing the hospital site to the attention of the film company. McDaniel is frequently a location scout for Roman Pictures and plays the role of a police detective in the film.
Anyone wishing to be considered for a role may contact Roman Pictures through their website. The “Audition” email should include name, age, height, weight, and acting experience, if any.
The company is also looking for crew and background artists that day.