Adults of all ages and sizes except 5ft 9in queued from before 8am to audition between 10am and 3pm. A notice from the casting company on the door of Palmerston North Boys' High School's old gym spelt out height restrictions - people had to be shorter than 5ft 8in or taller than 5ft 10in.
A knot of people hard against the door said they had turned up around 8am, and had seen the queue form behind them. Most people came from 9am on.
Rain did not noticeably dampen anyone's spirits.
Why did they want to be in the film? Answers varied, but the most common was the fame and fortune dream. Even just rubbing shoulders with the famouse was another answer. Fun and money was also featured.
New Zealand Standard