The filmmaker of Puras Ilusiones is looking for extras for a town gathering scene on Sunday, April 9. Puras Ilusiones is directed by Caitlin Diaz, a south Texas native.

The film “takes place in a fictional town in South Texas and tells the story of a woman’s self-discovery through ominous premonitions, Mexican telenovelas, esoteric tradition and social unrest,” as described on Catilin’s website.

Here’s what they posted on their Facebook page:

“Hello RGV! We’re shooting a feature film in various parts of the Rio Grande Valley and are currently in need of large groups of extras for the movie this upcoming weekend April 8th and 9th. The 8th, we will be shooting in San Juan and on the 9th we will be in Brownsville.

“If you can make it, please contact and bring your friends and family! All are welcome! We are also looking for a Mariachi band and Folklorico dancers on Sunday, April 9th in Brownsville. The extras roles are currently unpaid but we will have an open food truck, meals, drinks, and a great time! We will love to have you, come be a part of making the Rio Grande Valley live on through film!”

On Friday, April 7, we stopped by where they were filming in Harlingen, Texas,  to get a behind the scenes look and talk to Caitlin, the director, and Araceli Casares, the lead actress.

Follow their progress on their Facebook page at