‘Granite Mountain’ Filming At Urban Park Friday


“GraniteMountain” is filming approximately 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at Urban Park. There will be no loud noises, stunts or special effects conducted as part of filming this scene.

“Granite Mountain” has obtained a permit to reserve all Urban Park facilities, including the pavilion, all fields (soccer/baseball), courts (basketball, volleyball, tennis) and parking spaces connected to the park. The production will block off and sign areas not accessible to the public during filming.

Beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 through 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, the parking spaces attached to Urban Park on 42nd Street will be off limits to public or residents. Film access to these areas will be monitored and enforced by film security with support of the Los Alamos Police Department.

Film crew have delivered a notification flier with this information to each home within the filming area and have made every effort to speak directly to residents to coordinate options and logistics to minimize impact of filming activity.The County’s Recreation Division has notified the Los Alamos Tennis Club, as well as the Los Alamos Public Schools sports teams regarding these closures.

There is an active casting call for paid extras (children) for two scenes being filmed Friday: children ages 3-7 to appear in a scene to be filmed at Urban Park from approximately 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and children ages 8-12 for a scene in Quemazon from approximately 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Parents interested in participating in the casting call should send an e-mail to egcasting@gmail.com, subject line: “Los Alamos Kids,” and your child’s age, height, weight and a photo, as well as a phone number. Upon receipt of the e-mail, Elizabeth Gabel Casting will contact the parent by phone and then follow up with a confirmation e-mail with all the information needed, including locations, times and wardrobe.

“Granite Mountain” is a feature film starring Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Andie MacDowell. The film tells the story of the real-life Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite group of wildland firefighters that courageously battled one of the worst wildfires in history to save an Arizona town.