WAVELAND -- It will be "lights, camera, action" in Waveland on Saturday as principal filming begins on "Iniquity," a feature-length independent film being shot and produced along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
"Iniquity" is a psychological thriller written and directed by Michael Anglin, according to assistant director and casting director Darnell Fayard Sheffield.
"I formatted Michael (Anglin's) adaption," Sheffield said. "It's a really good script. It's a story about a very disturbed little boy and his slow descent from reality. Can he be saved? Will he become a monster? These are the questions that are asked by two detectives in the film."
Sheffield said the entire cast and crew is from the South, with many from the Gulf Coast.
"Our goal is to showcase the talent of the South," she said. "All of the shooting will be done on the Gulf Coast. The actors are from Pascagoula, Gulfport, Vancleave and other places along the Coast."
The film is set to be released in late 2016.
According to Sheffield, the film will be primarily shot on the weekends as most of the cast and crew also work full-time jobs.
"We're going to be pretty much 'weekend warriors,' because we all have regular jobs," she said. "I'm a librarian. Mike is a bartender. We all have 'regular-joe' jobs.
The film stars Anglin, Jerome Andries, Kody Wilson, Antonio Saez and Kerry Kelly Gridley.
Sheffield said the film is a labor of love.
"This is our baby," she said. "We worked on the script for about more than a year. We are financing most of the expenses out of our own pockets, because we believe in it."
Sheffield and Anglin are accepting submissions for people wanting to be an extra in the film.
"We are needing some extras for a church scene we are going to shoot Saturday at 8 a.m. in Waveland," Sheffield said. "We are looking for families or people of all ages to be members of a church congregation."
Those interested in a role as an extra in "Iniquity" are asked to send a photo and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put "Extra Submission" in the email subject line.