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Marco Polo Productions Looking For Extras In Malaysia For New Series

Portrait of Marco Polo. /Google ImagesPortrait of Marco Polo. /Google ImagesFANCY trying your luck in acting? An international television drama producer and director is looking for 8,000 extras for its epic project which revolves around the life of Marco Polo.

Titled 'Epic Adventures Of Marco Polo', the drama series will start filming this month until next August.

The audition operator Jessica Lewis from Marco Polo Productions Asia said they need extra actors aged between 40-90 years.

"We are looking for extras to act as villagers, guards, army personnels, generals, nobles and many more," she said in a statement.

According to Lewis, auditions will be held on Saturdays throughout this month from noon till 6pm, at the Kulatree International Sdn Bhd in Horizon Hills, Nusajaya, Johor.

"More than 8,000 extras, apart from 50 characters with dialogue, are needed. Those with experience in entertainment and performance art are also welcomed to try," she said.

A map showing Marco Polo's travels from Venezia (Venice) to CentralAsia. /Google ImagesA map showing Marco Polo's travels from Venezia (Venice) to CentralAsia. /Google Images

The series will start its filming in Venice and Kazakhstan next month, followed by filmings in Malaysia from May till August, which takes place in Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios in Nusajaya.

Currently, the production crew in Nusajaya are gearing the set representing the Mongolian empire during the reign of Kublai Khan, about 1,000 years ago.

Marco Polo was an Italian explorer in the 13th-century who traveled from Venice to Central Asia. His adventures inspired other famous world explorers including Christopher Columbus.

For more information, contact Jessica or Jorene at 012-2061994 / 016-2321270 or 07-5601837.






-Translated from Berita Harian