In true Queensland fashion, Brisbane locals are putting up their hands and having a go – this time for a shot at fame.

In preparation for The Brisbane International Film Festival, St George Bank is giving locals the chance to star in its newest television commercial.

Tom Kojrowicz reports.

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New direction, a new schedule and a strong array of films isn’t all that’s on offer at the upcoming St George Brisbane International Film Festival.

This year, locals can become “actors” at BIFF with St George Bank casting for a new commercial to be screened before every film.

Katy Dawson, National Sponsorship Manager, St George Bank: “The people of Brisbane have really really embraced what we’re doing. So we’ve decided we wanted to do something that was gonna call on the people of Brisbane to star in their own festival.”

It might be all about getting involved in the festival, but if there’s a chance to make it to the big screen, Brisbane’s all ears.

Phil, Radio Presenter/Forklift Mechanic: “As soon as someone gets their five seconds of fame – they’re gonna grab it so there’s people lining up for it and as you can see, the crowd’s growing behind me.”

For others, it’s more about sudden chances.

Jason: “I thought it would be a good idea just to have a go, have a crack and see how well I go if I end up on the floor I end up on the floor if not i end up on the big screen.”

Whatever their reason, people were lining up for their brief shot at stardom.

And as always, there were those who tried.

And there were those who were a little trying.

So I thought, why not try it out myself.

Tom Kojrowicz: “Sit back, relax and enjoy BIFF – proudly supported by St George bank.”

Even though it was a lot of fun, it’s actually harder than it looks.

Tom Kojrowicz, QUT News.