If you have ever wanted to be in a movie, a Nebraska native wants to hear from you.
Aliza Brugger, a native of Albion, is back in Nebraska holding auditions and scouring locations for her short film, “Coyotes.”
Brugger is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and attending Columbia University in New York City, working toward her MFA (masters of fine arts degree in screen writing and directing).
She is holding auditions in Lincoln, Grand Island, Omaha, Albion and Norfolk for roles in the movie.
Brugger, 26, said she has always wanted to tell stories and move to New York.
“I didn’t always know what type of storytelling I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted to be a storyteller, and then after high school I decided film was the medium I wanted to be a storyteller in,” she said. “I love New York. I could easily see myself spending the rest of my life here, but I never realized how important nature is to me until I moved here. I’ve noticed in my work, no matter how hard I try I always end up making films that have to do about the place I came from and nature and life and death through nature,” she said. “People have a stereotype of New Yorkers as rude, but they’re not, they’re just as nice as people from Nebraska, just a little more quick paced.”
The story she is working on is a short film about a grandmother and granddaughter living in a post apocalyptic world where there is no water.
Read the complete feature by Patrick Murphy in the May 1 Albion News Print and E-Editions.