Lynn Shelton (director of ‘Humpday’ – Magnolia Pictures) is directing the second season of MTV’s web series, ‘$5 Cover’, and they’re taking applications for extras. The web series centers around 12 Seattle bands, and the extras will be playing the crowds at each live music show in the series. ‘$5 Cover’ will be featured on MTV.com. Spots are available for episodes shooting now through August 31. To RSVP, email email@example.com with your name, preferred email address, and phone number, as well as your detailed availability Saturdays through Wednesdays, now through the end of August.
MTV’s “5 Dollar Cover” is being filmed in Seattle right now, directed by Lynn Shelton. The show is a telenovela starring local musicians. Which ones? Well, the Maldives, Thee Satisfaction, Thee Emergency, Harvey Danger, Champagne Champagne, Tea Cozies, the Lights, Weekend, the Moondoggies, and others. The filming schedule includes places like “Mark Gajadhar’s studio” (he’s the drummer in Past Lives, and half of Weekend), “Sean Nelson’s apartment” (Harvey Danger singer, music writer), and “Moondoggies car.” It also includes Chop Suey (8/10; Thee Emergency performance), the KEXP studio (8/15; Tea Cozies performance), Easy Street Records (8/22; Moondoggies’ performance), Hidmo Eritrean Restaurant (8/23; Thee Satisfaction performance), and the Wild Rose (8/25; the Lights performance). Looks like shooting ends the beginning of September in Missoula with the Moondoggies
Lynn Shelton, director of “Humpday” is presently directing the Seattle (Ballard) installment of a show for MTV called “5 Dollar Cover.” The show, which is intended for web broadcast with limited TV play, is a drama, and stars members of local bands acting and also performing music. So: non-actors, acting and not acting. Except musicians normally invoke personas when playing music in nightclubs, so it’s all acting. Yesterday evening, the My Ballard blog posted photos and words to the effect Maldives/Shelton/Tractor Tavern filming had just occurred. The blog said more filming will happen tonight, and that a ton of local bands (14) will be on the show, with more filmings upcoming.