Sixteen-year-old Collinsville High School student DeLun Wood seized the opportunity to be an extra in the movie “Static.”
DeLun was noticed by the film’s director, editor and writer David Kirkman of Ferguson, MO while on the set of Static with his father, Mr. Robert Wood.
“Mr. Kirkman quickly noticed a spark in DeLun’s potential while mingling with the cast and asked if he would like to be an extra in the movie,” according to Mr. Wood. DeLun appears in a classroom scene.
Since it’s U.S. debut, Static was named “Winner and Best Short Real to Reel Film” in the Gentleman Jack: Real to Reel Film Competition. There is international interest in the film, so DeLun could be seen around the world.
“DeLun has always wanted to be an actor since his childhood,” says his dad. “As a child he did some modeling and also accepted roles in multiple plays.”
The acting bug bit DeLun when he was selected at the age of 11 to play the part of President Barack Obama during a Black History event held at New Life Community Church.
“There were over 1,100 people in attendance. DeLun received a standing ovation from the audience and he’s been capturing roles ever since,” says Mr. Wood, “The roles may not be very big, however, as an actor you quickly learn that there are NO small roles. DeLun is extremely grateful to have been part of the amazing Static cast and crew.”
DeLun is a proud member of the CHS Kahok JV and Varsity Football teams. He finds time to participate in acting and filming during holidays and summer.
Here’s a look at DeLun Wood appearing in Static. Hint: he’s the one sitting at the desk directly behind the main character: