CASTING director Charlotte Seymour is used to stage mums pushing their children forward for projects.
But the move has paid off for two Wimmera brothers.
Ms Seymour said she was at Laharum footy training when she ‘discovered’ Alan Jorgensen-Price, 16.
She initially brushed it off when she got a phone call from Alan’s mum, spruiking his brother Zack.
‘‘You get these stage mums,’’ she said.
‘‘I said, ‘send me his pictures’.
‘‘She did and I looked, and I thought he was cute.’’
Zack, 26, turned out to be a perfect fit for the role of a football player extra.
Living between Horsham and Melbourne meant he could film in both locations, ensuring his face will be prominent in his scenes when the film is released next year.
Ms Seymour said she was pleased with the brothers’ efforts.
Zack said he was happy with the result.
‘‘I’d heard about the movie and I was pretty keen,’’ he said.
He has about 10 filming days in the Wimmera and Melbourne.
‘‘It was really good in the studio,’’ he said.
Alan said he enjoyed being involved.
‘‘Really I just wanted to play footy in the summer,’’ he said.
‘‘Also, I thought it was a good opportunity.’’
The brothers have been in scenes with Hollywood star Liam Hemsworth.
Alan said he and Hemsworth, both former Phillip Island residents, had plenty to talk about.
The brothers said it was strange recognising famous people on set.