COACHELLA — Val Kilmer is shooting a new movie here and he’s looking for some Coachella Valley community members. They are needed to participate and fill downtown Coachella as background extras in a Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) parade scene in the new feature film, Pay Dirt.

The film features Val Kilmer who has starred in such films as Tombstone, Top Gun, and The Doors). It also stars Luke Goss of Hellboy II: The Golden Army, and Blade II films.

People of all ages should arrive wearing “Day of the Dead” festive face paint to bring to life the traditional celebration. Masks, props and other costumes are welcome.

Extras hoping to be in the Val Kilmer film will meet at City Hall in Coachella at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 21st where filming will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on 6th street in between Grapefruit Blvd. and Vine Street.

The parade scene is in collaboration with Mayor Steven Hernandez of the city of Coachella as well as Raices Cultura, a non-profit that hosts the annual Run with Los Muertos 5k, bringing together thousands to celebrate the cultural tradition.

This is the fifth feature film hometown movie director, Christian Sesma, has filmed in the Coachella Valley. Sesma and Mike Hatton are both producers on the film and both have ties to the Coachella Valley. Sesma, born and raised in the Coachella Valley, is most known for his work on Vigilante Diaries & The Night Crew, and Hatton most notably for his role in the Oscar Award winning film, Green Book.

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  • Pay Dirt: CV Strategies