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NC Sixty helps local actors get their big breaks

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An award winning director is helping local actors get their foot in the door. They're creating mini-movies featuring themselves as the stars.

The project is known as NC Sixty, and it was started by Erica Dunton.

The ultimate goal is to help local actors land roles in major motion pictures and hit TV shows.

Their scenes are only a minute long, but participants say that's just enough time to showcase their strengths as actors.

"When they were setting up the cameras for the first time, I had never been in front of a camera with lines," Allen Crowell said. "I've been an extra but this is totally different..this has definitely been the experience of a life time for me."

There are only 60 spots available, leading to 60 minutes worth of footage.

From there Dunton will put the scenes together to make an hour long film to be featured at Cucalorus in November.

"It really shows a lot with North Carolina and the love of people just coming together, reaching out to help other actors grow," Jerome "Lee-Lee" Williams said.

The opportunity is open to all ages including children, and no experience is necessary.

It does cost though, $650 for the course.

Spots can be booked on line via ticketbud site or purchased in person at The Joe Dunton Camera Building at 905 North 23rd Street in Wilmington.

For more information, you can check out the NC Sixty facebook page.

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