Open casting call in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A production crew was in the Magic City for an open casting call at Workplay. They were looking for people from all backgrounds to play the audience in the new movie.

It's called "Lifted".  It's about a boy passionate about music, whose father gets called to war right before the most important singing contest of his life.  The drama unfolds as the father tries to make it back before the contest is finished.

The film's writer-director, Lexi ALexander isn't new to the area. She shot the short film, "Johnny Flynton", which was nominated for an academy award.

The casting call was for featured and background extras in the film.