NOVAC and HBO have partnered to present a paid internship program on the set of Quarry from June 5-26. Here’s the press release:

In a unique partnership opportunity between the film industry and the New Orleans community, NOVAC is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with the HBO/Cinemax production Quarry, which commenced filming in March, to create training and job opportunities that focus on serving local veterans. Based on a successful internship program partnership between NOVAC and HBO Productions during the filming of the series Treme, this new program will offer a group of locals paid internship opportunities in a variety of departments, as well as provide classroom training, resume and soft skills support and ongoing job placement support after the internship.

“Connecting with the community of job seekers and provide high-wage, low barrier to entry positions in the film industry is exactly what our film industry workforce training is designed to do,” says NOVAC Executive Director Darcy McKinnon, “and to have the content of Quarry be so relevant to local veterans makes this project a logical choice for the internship program.” NOVAC will be doing community outreach, collecting applications and interviewing candidates for the program, as well as providing the ongoing classroom and job support after the internship.

“HBO/Cinemax is proud to once again connect with the New Orleans community and partner with NOVAC to support this very important initiative,” says Kary Antholis, President, HBO Mini-Series and Cinemax Programming. “Our partnership allows us to engage with members of the city’s community by offering valuable production work experience and skills that are critical to success in our industry.”

Quarry is a dramatic series that follows a Marine who returns home to Memphis from Vietnam in 1972 and finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. He is drawn into a network of crime and corruption as he struggles to cope with the lingering effects of his experiences at war at a time before most knew what PTSD was. The production is currently shooting in New Orleans and will offer many on-set experiences for local veterans interested in entering the film industry.  The series will make its debut on Cinemax.

The Quarry internship will be paid positions for up to 15 participants, and will take place in late June 5 – June 26. Applications for the Quarry internship program will be available May 11, 2015 at www.novacvideo.org/quarry, final deadline for applications is May 22, 2015 at 5pm.  The Quarr internship program is open to all interested candidates in the Greater New Orleans area; NOVAC will be conducting informational meetings with local veterans groups to recruit candidates, as well as targeting previous participants in NOVAC’s recent Production Assistant Boot Camp training programs, which have been sponsored by the City of New Orleans.  For more information on the Quarry internship program or to apply, please visit www.novacvideo.org/quarry.


Mustafa Shakir Joins New Orleans-Shot ‘Quarry’

by Jordan McGuire on April 3, 2015


A couple months ago, Cinemax ordered a 1970s period drama series based off of the novels of Max Allan Collins. Now, shooting on Quarry is already underway in New Orleans, directed by Australia-native John Hillcoat.

The New Orleans-shot series will star Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim), the incredibly versatile Stellan Skarsgard, Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Noah Taylor (Game of Thrones) and Jamie Hector (The Wire).

Joining the cast as a regular in Quarry is Mustafa Shakir (The Grounds). Shakir just wrapped a five-episode arc in the HBO miniseries Criminal Justice. He is set to play Moses, a clever and an Iago-ish type character who doesn’t hold loyalty high in his repertoire. Moses is autonomous, perplexing and will reveal his dark side at the drop of a hat.

Hillcoat is responsible for the dark, visceral and emotionally powerful films The Road and Lawless. The outgoing director has a knack for adapting novels to the screen. Cormac McCarthy’s The Road was adapted for the screen and the visually bleak and ravaged backdrop Hillcoat created was amazing. We can expect Hillcoat’s visceral vision to translate well in Quarry.

Quarry follows Mac Conway as he returns home from serving two tours in Vietnam, but struggles to find work and return to normal life. A shady opportunity provides him an entry into another, more dangerous life he knows little about, but is very adept at.

If you are interested in a job working on Quarry visit jobScene to submit a resume. The post-Vietnam dark drama will be an eight-episode season.

Source: Deadline