Movie being filmed in Waxhaw calls for extras

WAXHAW, N.C. — Film crews have transformed the old Burger King on Providence Road in Waxhaw into a working set.

“I would never expect a movie here,” resident Brendan Ryan said.

The IMDB description for “Operation Taco Gary” says, “Two brothers embark on a cross-country road trip that quickly devolves when they become involved in a global conspiracy.”

There is a casting call for extras to play patrons at the restaurant set.

Joe Rose was excited about a movie being filmed in his town and is trying to snag a part.

“I was talking to my buddy about it,” Rose said. “They’re trying to cast for extras and I think his girlfriend is going to be one.”

The Charlotte Regional Film Commission says North Carolina offers attractive incentives to make shooting movies more affordable.

It also says there’s a strong base of crew members available for hire in the region.

A casting call for the movie says they’ll be filming on a variety of dates through the end of June.

For information on the casting call, click here.

There are major economic benefits when a film or TV project is filmed in the community, an official with the Charlotte Regional Film Commission said.

Productions spend money on hotels, rental vehicles, caterers, restaurants, grocery stores, and much more.

Film and TV projects come to the Charlotte area because of competitive film incentives, a talented crew base, major equipment houses, appealing locations, and direct flights to almost anywhere, the spokesperson with the commission.

The industry also receives support from the city of Charlotte, along with the surrounding counties and small towns.

The Charlotte Regional Film Commission has a large database of locations representing 12 counties in North Carolina and four in South Carolina and it’s always looking for new locations.

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