BCCM Jazz Studies Students Cast as Extras for Feature Film

The BCCM Jazz Studies area was recently contacted by a Hollywood casting agency seeking to hire extras for a feature film about college jazz bands entitled Whiplash.  Shooting will take place during the end of September and will include CJO members Drew Ninmer, Jason Fabus, Taylor Smith, Patrick Lenertz, Adam van Vleet, and SJB member Gary Soland.

According to Prime Casting, the students and the Bob Cole Conservatory will receive credits. Whiplash won an award as a short at Sundance and is now being remade as a feature. The movie focuses on a drummer  in an elite jazz orchestra conservatory as he struggles to impress a merciless teacher.

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