About This Site
Hello, and welcome! I’m Steve, aka Exit, and I’ve created this site as both a fan and participant of the Wilmington Film Industry lovingly known as “Wilmywood”.
It was once called “Hollywood East”, but Atlanta is far more deserving of that title as NC governor Pat McCrory has completely destroyed a vibrant and once-growing industry. Some believe that he did so in order to push the film industry out of North Carolina to Georgia in exchange for outside compensation.
I moved here in the 90s and wanted to get involved, but didn’t know how or simply didn’t try. Back then, you would need to go to Fincannon offices and submit a headshot and fill out a form. Now, with the advent of the internet and Facebook, most casting for background or extras is done by Facebook posts.
I originally created this site before I had ever gotten in to film work. I just wanted to list all the locations I could. A year or so after opening this, I began was working on the local productions.
You can too, anyone interested in doing film work can follow these local background casting directors:
Marty Sui Casting
Kimmie Stewart Casting
Additionally, you can find regional casting calls for various projects through:
The Wilmington Casting Call
My start came when a friend said they needed people the next day on a film, and to bring 80s apparel. Hick (2011) was my first, and even though I didn’t make it in to the film, I did see a few friends made the cut. Either way, I loved it and began working more.
At the Sleepy Hollow (FOX) premiere here in Wilmington, the extras casting directors said they’d like to use me for a stand-in for Tom Mison who played Ichabod Crane. I was excited when they did call, but for photo double instead!
By far my favorite role, I played Tom Mison’s photo double on several episodes. Those were some fun times! Some episodes I got some good screen time, though you aren’t supposed to know that it was me and not Tom. I can say that when I met Headless face to um… neck, he dragged me around a fiery chamber.
I have gotten together a good list of “credits”, though I’m focusing on running my business more than doing film work. I occasionally go back to it, especially if there is a photo double or stand-in role open.