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Locals shoot movie in East Texas

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler's Bergfeld Park was the scene of a movie casting call Saturday afternoon.

A group of East Texans were searching for talent for an independent movie they're shooting themselves.

The movie's is a western, horror film set in the late 1800's called "The Merchant."

Allen Reed wrote the screenplay for the film and is also starring in it. He feels that East Texas is the perfect place to shoot a movie.

"One of the advantages of filming out here as opposed to the bigger areas is there's a lot of people here who are passionate," said Reed.

The movie will be filmed just outside of Gilmer this fall. The crew expects it to be released in 2012.

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