“Everybody Loves Whales” Casting Heads to Northwest Alaska

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

A local film production company is heading to northwest Alaska tonight to continue auditions for the Hollywood film “Everybody Loves Whales.” The film stars Drew Barrymore and tells the story of the 1988 attempt to rescue three gray whales trapped in the sea ice near Barrow. 100 percent of the movie is being shot in the state. Deborah Schildt, with Alaska Film Services, is working to cast Alaskans in 30 speaking roles. She is traveling the state to find talent and has already been to Barrow. Tonight she’s flying to Kotzebue and from there she’s heading to Nome.

Schildt says she’s had no trouble finding people interested in stardom.

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