Those traveling through Whitney have likely noticed some changes in recent days as independent filmmakers with GED Media of Edmond, Oklahoma, transform a portion of the downtown area to resemble a 1950s-era downtown. The project is part of the filmmakers’ project, “The Vast of Night,” a Twilight Zone-type thriller that is being filmed primarily in Whitney. A major scene will be shot this weekend at Whitney Independent School District’s “hangar” gym, which was the feature that first drew the filmmakers to town. Extras are being sought for the gym scene, and prizes will be given away and entertainment will be provided. If possible, extras should wear 1950s clothing, but all are welcome and clothing is available. Producers say extras providing their own clothing should think “To Kill a Mockingbird” when dressing and not “Grease.” Preparation for the scene will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Andrei at Legacy Casting at Photo by Karen Doskocil

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