Film starring Kate Mara and Ellen Page seeks extras for local shoot

Posted at 3:55 PM, Sep 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-29 15:55:13-04

CINCINNATI — Production company Killer Films is seeking extras to appear in “Mercy,” a film starring Ellen Page and Kate Mara that is currently shooting in the Queen City.

The romantic drama is about two women in love whose families are politically opposed. Volunteers are needed to appear on set between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Oct. 3, Oct. 10 and Oct. 11.

Extras will have the chance to meet actors and producers, take part in raffles and giveaways and experience work on a Hollywood film set, according to Killer Films’ open casting call page. People with questions about the shoot are invited to email

Since “Mercy” began filming in Greater Cincinnati on Sept. 19, Page has shared photographs and video on Instagram from various shooting locations, including the Loveland Castle.


Tiny Detectives back on the scene (in a castle!) @katemara

A photo posted by @ellenpage on


First day. First shot. Feeling grateful. #mercy @katemara @amyztemies #killerfilms

A photo posted by @ellenpage on


Very exciting behind the scenes action with @katemara and @amyztemies #mercy

A video posted by @ellenpage on


An actor prepares. @amyztemies

A video posted by @ellenpage on

“Mercy” is the fourth movie Killer Films has produced in Cincinnati since 2014. The other films are “Carol,” which co-starred Kate Mara’s sister Rooney Mara alongside Cate Blanchett; “A Kind of Murder,” starring Jessica Biel and Patrick Wilson; and “Goat,” starring Nick Jonas, which opened in limited release on Sept. 23 and can be seen at the Esquire Theatre in Clifton.

Another film, “A Killing of a Sacred Deer,” starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell, is currently filming in Hamilton County as well. It began production on Aug. 22. 

After “Mercy” and “A Killing of a Sacred Deer” were announced, Film Cincinnati executive director Kristen Schlotman said three other movies would begin production in the region by year’s end.

In total, 10 film projects are either scheduled or have been completed in Greater Cincinnati in 2016. “Curvature,” “Girl from Compton” and “The Life and Death of John Gotti” wrapped production earlier this year.

James Franco's Rabbit Bandini Films also shot "Blood Heist" in Butler County in July. The company previously announced it will shoot a second movie here by year's end.