If you’re in or around Berkeley, California, this evening, and want to be a part of Apple history, you may catch a glimpse of actors Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet and Katherine Waterston as they shoot scenes for the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic.
Having been through numerous production difficulties en route to getting made (pretty much like any Apple product then!), the movie is shooting in and around Berkeley’s La Méditerranée restaurant at 2936 College Ave., between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday.
Filming started a week ago, with scenes at Jobs’ childhood home in Los Altos. The movie is set to be divided into three acts, each one taking place backstage at a major Jobs product unveiling. The first part will take place before the original Macintosh launch, the second will deal with NeXT Computer and the third will be Jobs’ introduction of the iPod back in 2001.
Despite this structure, the movie will also flash back to other events in Jobs’ life. For example, for the first day of filming, the garage of Jobs’ childhood home was modified to look more like it would have in 1976, when he and Steve Wozniak were working on the original Apple I.
It’s not known what today’s shoot will be, although Woz (played by Rogen) attended U.C. Berkeley in the early 1970s. With that said, it’s unlikely that those are the scenes being shot, since a casting call for extras looks for “cars manufactured in ‘83 or earlier.”
Although all the spots may have been filled, you may still be able to get work as an extra for today’s scenes — although due to the limited number of extras required, only union actors are invited to take part.