You may remember the book, ‘Lost on a Mountain in Maine‘ from your school days – the story of 12-year old Donn Fendler who got lost climbing Mount Katahdin for several days, and used his skills to survive and find his way out.
Local filmmaker and graduate of Waterville Senior High School Ryan Cook is now looking to cast his upcoming film based on that book.
Auditions are being held Thursday, June 28th from 5-8 p.m. at Radio Communications, 11 Water Street in Waterville.
If you’re interested, these are the roles being casted:
• Donn Fendler, 12
• Donn’s father, Donald Fendler, 35–45
• Donn’s mother, Ruth Fendler, 30–40
• Maine Forest Ranger, 40–60
• Maine State Police Sergeant, 40–60
• Nonspeaking roles: Donn’s siblings — Nancy, 9, Ryan, 12, and Tommy, 11; and Henry, 17, a member of Donn’s hiking party
You don’t need to be a seasoned actor to try out – you just need to fit the part.
After auditions, The Maine Lakes Resource Center in Belgrade will host “An Evening With Donn Fendler” on Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m.
The event will include a clip from Cook and Derek Desmond’s 2011 documentary film “Finding Donn Fendler: Lost on a Mountain in Maine 72 Years Later,” which premiered in August at the Maine International Film Festival in Waterville.