Feature film to be shot, produced in lake area

At least 200 extras will be needed in the Lake Norman area next weekend for the filming of a movie by two brothers whose last movie was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in France and the Raindance Film Festival in London, England.

Jack Thomas Smith and Michael Smith will produce and shoot their latest feature film, "Infliction," entirely in the Lake Norman area.

Jack Smith, the writer, producer and director of the movie, will be at open auditions from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. next Sunday at Lake Norman Performing Arts, 9709 D Sam Furr Road, Huntersville.

The movie is described in promotional materials as a thriller.

Michael Smith's wife, Erika Smith, owns and directs Lake Norman Performing Arts, which also will be the production facility for "Infliction."

Lake Norman Performing Arts also will have its open house next weekend.

"The movie needs over 200 extras and supporting roles ages 3 and up, so there is plenty of opportunity for people in the community to be in this film," Michael Smith said last week.

"Infliction" will be the third feature film the brothers have produced together.

Their last feature film, "Disorder," was released nationwide on DVD by Universal and New Light Entertainment.

Michael Smith will be executive producer of "Infliction" and the writer of its music.

Last year, he won a "collective works" award in VH1's Song of the Year contest.

For more details about "Infliction" and next weekend's open auditions, visit