We have been given permission to share that the movie is a futuristic zombie-apocalypse story and it has one key scene which takes place wherein the main characters take refuge in a temple only to find that it's monks are also zombies! The movie producers want the scene to be shot at our temple!
Needless to say, the Toronto Hare Krishna Temple spent the last several weeks carefully combing through the script of the movie to ensure that there was nothing that would portray our faith in a negative light. Having given the green light, we are happy to announce that the production company has given us a chance to ask our own community members if they would like to play roles as background extras in the movie. Some extras will also be dressed as zombies!
Each actor/actress will be financially compensated and the movie producers will also be making a sizable donation to the temple once shooting is complete (by the end of the spring).
We have been assured that all filming will take place during the week when the temple is less busy and that there will be no interference with regular weekend programming (Sunday Feasts, etc).
If you are interested in being an extra in the movie, please feel free to fill out the form below. You can also learn more about this futuristic zombie movie by visiting their official website.
Click here to view the official poster of the movie which shows a "zombie Hare Krishna"!
For those of you who figured we are too spiritual to play tricks on you, we'd like to wish you a Happy April Fool's Day!!! There will be no zombies roaming the halls of our temple... at least, not for now! (Check out previous years' Aprils Fools jokes here, here and here!)