Feature photo courtesy of Daniel Howat
Lee students planning to see the upcoming feature film “The Internship” will recognize two familiar faces.
Howat, a digital media studies major, and his fiancé heard about the casting opportunity through a Facebook ad.
Spencer, public relations major, said she thought the experience would be a great opportunity.
“Watch[ing] successful actors and crew always left me star struck,” Spencer said.
I would definitely recommend being an extra.
The experience made Howat even more determined to begin a career in the film industry. Working with the cast and crew taught him how much hard work and creativity it takes to produce a great film.
The film was shot on Georgia Tech’s campus in Atlanta, Georgia, where Howat and Spencer spent four weeks working 11-hour days. Howat said that working with the cast and crew could not have been a better experience.
As someone wanting to go into the industry, I loved experiencing how the film set worked,
Howat said. “Of course, getting to meet and talk with Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and all the other cast and crew was awesome as well. Being on set really reinforced my desire to enter the film industry.”
Being an extra in the movie was not the beginning of Howat’s experience with film. He was recently elected the president of the Lee film society.
Additionally, he recently won best screenplay at the Lee Film Festival.
“I specialize in writing for film along with directing and videography. Film is a major part of my life,” Howat said.