A new charity auction is giving you the chance to bid on a non-speaking, walk-on role in The Fighter. Filming will take place in early August 2009 in Boston, with the exact shoot date to be scheduled.
You’ll be on set with at least one of the stars, making this a truly rare and exciting opportunity. You’ll find out what film making is all about — from an insider’s point of view — in your day on the set.
Under the direction of David O. Russell (Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees), The Fighter details the story of boxer “Irish” Micky Ward, played by Wahlberg. Christine Bale plays Ward’s half-brother Dickie Eklund, his trainer who was also a boxer. The film recounts the story of their childhood in Lowell, MA, Eklund’s battle with drugs and violence and Ward winning the world championship in London.
Proceeds from the auction go to the Felix Organization, a charity founded by Darryl McDaniels and Sheila Jaffe that provides opportunities and new experiences that enrich the lives of children who are growing up without parents. Both McDaniels and Jaffe were adoptees who have searched for and found their birth families.
As they pursued their journey of discovery they realized how fortunate they are having been raised by a loving family and how things could have gone very differently had they not been adopted. As Darryl and Sheila say, “We got taken home – we want to give to those children who didn’t get taken home.”
The auction runs until July 30 and can be accessed here.