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WWII film being shot at Fort Frederick

July 05, 2010

BIG POOL -- Historical Entertainment LLC of Cascade, in cooperation with Rob Child & Associates, will film a PBS show titled "The Wereth Massacre" July 10 to 13 at Fort Frederick State Park near Big Pool.

The film retraces the steps that 11 black GI's from the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion took when their unit was overrun by Germans at the start of the Battle of the Bulge, according to a news release from Historical Entertainment. Their 10-mile trek from their battery position to Wereth, Belgium, was the last journey of their lives, as a local resident turned them in to an SS scouting party. Subsequently, all 11 were killed in one of the least understood war crimes of WWII, according to the release.

Historical Entertainment is still looking to fill the roles of approximately 10 black U.S. soldiers. Individuals interested in participating should be between the ages of 18 and 30, and in good physical condition.

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Those interested should contact Russell E. Richards Jr. by sending an e-mail to heceo@hetvfilm.com">heceo@hetvfilm.com. Include a recent head shot and full-length photo, as well as contact information.

According to the news release, Historical Entertainment LLC, started in 2000, is a source of television and film casting, background and day players, re-enactment coordination, period-specialist stunts and combat scenes, historical wardrobe and props, location scouting, and general historical consulting and production assistance.

Rob Child, principal and creative at Rob Child & Associates LLC, is based in the Greater Philadelphia area. He has spent more than 15 years in the television industry in New York working as a director and technical director on many programs, including "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?" "Emeril Live," "TRL for MTV," "The People's Court" and "Inside the NFL, " according to the release.

His writing and directing work has earned more than 25 national and international awards, according to the release.

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