For those of you already registered for the Luray Triathlon, we will keep you informed about this development. We are committed to ensuring the filming has no negative impact on your race experience. In fact, we believe this will make your race weekend in Luray even more exciting!
For those who are not yet registered, act quickly before the race closes out!
Here is what Red Zeppelin gave us to share with you.
TRI is a feature length movie about cancer survivors, people affected by cancer and caregivers who are taking on the challenge of competing in their first triathlon. This will be the first scripted narrative based on triathlon, and will be a comedy centered on training for local races including the Luray Triathlons and the Nations Triathlon. Principal filming will begin in Luray during the race weekend on August 14-16.
The movie will be filmed in the Luray, VA, the Washington DC Metropolitan Area and Hampton, VA. The Producers are pleased to announce that Julie Moss, perhaps the most well-known endurance athlete and Triathlon Hall of Fame inductee, has agreed to be in the movie. In addition, Russell Williams II, the first African American to win multiple Oscars (Field of Dreams and Glory), is one of the Executive Producers.
TRI is being produced by Red Zeppelin Productions, a Washington DC company with offices in Springfield, VA. The Casting Director for TRI is Kimberly Skyrme, the local Casting Director for House of Cards Seasons 2 and 3. If you would like to be a background actor in the film beyond the race scenes, please register on the movie website at www.redzepproductions.com . Note that you do not have to be a triathlete to be a background actor.”