Hollywood at Hiawatha: Movie shoot at community center


The catering truck and tents are the only aspect of the production we can photograph, since they’re publicly visible; the folks shooting a movie inside Hiawatha Community Center wouldn’t let us shoot what they’re doing in there. Just as this afternoon’s storm started to let up, we headed over to check it out, after receiving an e-mail tip from Andrew, who wrote to ask what we knew about the movie, adding, “I was just there working out [at the Hiawatha gym] and there is a large film crew there with a room full of extras.” We did manage to find out the movie’s called “Dear Lemon Lima” and it has a “coming of age” plot, which makes sense considering that its iMDB page points eventually to a message board post from someone listing some reported cast members such as:

Meaghan Jette Martin from the Disney Channel- Camp Rock, The Suite Life of Zach and Cody and the Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream
Elaine Hendrix from The Parent Trap, Joan of Arcadia, ER, Charmed, Crossing Jordan and CSI
Vanessa Marano from The Gilmore Girls, Without a Trace, Malcolm in the Middle and Finding Nemo
Zane Huett from Big Love and Desperate Housewives
Eleanor Hutchins from Law and Order and Half Nelson
Kari Nissena from Nip Tuck and Huff

Here’s a more formal version of the list from iMDB. Now, we can’t say for sure whether any or all of those actors are actually at Hiawatha for the current round of shooting, which is supposed to continue through tomorrow; a cruise through Google Blog Search suggests they’ve been shooting around the metro area for a while – one of those links further elaborates on the plot, describing it as “a hilarious heartbreaking story of a very imaginative half-Eskimo girl trying to find her place at an Alaskan prep school.” TUESDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: A flyer at the Admiral Starbucks says extras are needed TOMORROW (Wednesday), lunch will be provided, call this number for more info: 425-246-2725

6 Replies to "Hollywood at Hiawatha: Movie shoot at community center"

  • Gina August 26, 2008 (9:45 am)

    Saw flyer at bus stop at California and Lander, they are looking for teenage extras on Wednesday the 23rd at Hiawatha. Email address to contact was on flyer, bus left before that could be noted.

  • SuitsarenotBoring August 26, 2008 (9:48 am)

    I saw another flyer at the bus stop this morning and it indicated that teens between 12-21 could show up at Hiawatha to be extras today. If any kids are looking for something for the last days of summer, that could be fun!

  • WSB August 26, 2008 (10:02 am)

    Thanks for adding that. Junior Member of the Team is late to bed/late to rise these days or else I’d send him down!

  • JH August 26, 2008 (10:05 pm)

    Oh great. I read this to my daughter just now, and she flipped out. We had to drive around in the rain until we found a flyer (Admiral Safeway). of course, the casting person isn’t answering her phone this late. This is my daughter’s dream! It’s her life goal! Or whatever she’s blabbing about. Aaahhh, the joy of having a teenage girl…

  • JH August 27, 2008 (11:06 pm)

    My daughter did this for about 10 hours today and had a blast as an extra! Can’t wait to see the movie now…

  • WSB August 28, 2008 (12:14 am)

    Glad to hear it! JMoT was interested till I told him (a) he’d have to wake up early (b) I didn’t believe money was involved. Rather mercenary of him. When the movie’s done, we’ll remember to check back with you to ask about the scene …

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