The Erwin Brothers are filming a movie to be entitled “Woodlawn”, which will detail the 1974 high school football game between Woodlawn and Banks High Schools. It was a game attended by more than 40,000 people who crammed into Legion Field to see Woodlawn High running back Tony Nathan face off against Banks quarterback Jeff Rutledge, players who would later become teammates at the University of Alabama under famed coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.
You have been invited to be part of “Woodlawn” as a movie extra, as we recreate this historic high school football game. We hope you’ll join us to become part of this experience in Alabama football and filming. Get your family and friends to come along, and throughout filming you will hear from radio personality Rick Burgess of “The Rick and Bubba Show” and comedian Bone Hampton, who is flying in, to entertain you between takes.
You won’t want to miss this experience, and to take part simply follow the instructions below and we will see you on the set!
You will be fans in the audience waving on your team (WoodLawn). Pretty simple stuff in this scene. All ages are welcome. Bring coats and gloves in case it gets chilly. If you want to make home made signs for the football teams that is encouraged.
What do I Wear?
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In 1973, a spiritual awakening captured the heart of nearly every player of the Woodlawn High School football team, including its coach Tandy Gerelds. Their dedication to love and unity in a school filled with racism and hate leads to the largest high school football game ever played in the torn city of Birmingham, Alabama, and the rise of its first African American superstar, Tony Nathan.
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