When Hollywood comes a knockin’ to make a movie in your state about a vitally important issue, you gotta say thanks. Opposition to Fracking, once you recognize that unconventional shale gas drilling cannot be done safely – not in the long-term or short-term – becomes like common sense, and you wonder why more people don’t share it. You hope they will, before it’s too late, and it really helps to have people as talented as Matt Damon and Gus van Sant around to help tell the story of Pennsylvania’s Gas Boom. I’m thankful that “Promised Land” – hailed by The Huffington Post as an “anti-fracking movie” – began filming in the Pittsburgh area in April, no doubt much to Corbett’s jowly chagrin. It’s all good, babe.
Got some time and an interest in the Anti-Fracking movement? Go to the Promised Land Extras 2012 Facebook page for ongoing casting information and submission details. Rumor has it, they like to hire regular people who are new to film. And while you’re at it, check out OnLocationVacations.com. You never know, doll, could be your Big Break!